Monday, December 7, 2009

Look what we bought with the money we saved not paying you...a building we don't have plans for!

In a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing the executives at Memorial have decided to buy a building. It doesn't seem to matter we are going through a recession; Sonoma County's unemployment is 10.1% ( in ten not working).

"We haven’t sat down and planned exactly what we will use it for," CBC (Chief Bean Counter) Mich Riccioni said.

So the damage wrought by management so far?
  • hundreds laid off? Check!
  • partnering with the Zombies to prevent unionization? You bet!
  • loss of PTO and sick time? Already done! (No sick time at a hospital, that should be a mandatory!)
  • lower morale than has been felt in years? Compliments of the Gloom and Doom partnership.
Clearly they have only the most intense contempt for their lifeblood (pun intended), their workers. Even so, they excel when it comes to patient care.

So there you have it folks: Memorial management has money, they just don't want to spend it on the very people that makes Memorial the nation's best place to go for a quick repsonse to a heart attack. Imagine that: save a person's life, and still have to contend with being laid off or just as bad be overloaded with work just for saying the word "union".


  1. There you are. Memorial Hospital management doesn't know there a-- from a hole in the ground. Two and a half million dollars for a building that they really don't know what they're going to do with?

    This situation is absolutely shameful. Management at Memorial doesn't seem to care about the economic crisis we're in. This type of attitude will only help to drive the recession deeper in the hole.

    Healthcare workers at Memorial deserve to be congratulated for their outstanding record with heart attack patients.

  2. Actually Anonymous, the amount they paid is $5.2 million. Not "two and a half million". Just a friendly correction. :)