I worked as a lab technologist for many years. I recently retired from the career during the plandemic over the vaccination issues, the extreme gaslighting of the public, the illegal constructive dismissal over personal choice for bodily autonomy and the outrageous demand of overtime, call and the giving up of personal rights.
I know this has been an issue all over our once great country. I have talked with many healthcare workers from many facilities and department across Canada. And I have worked and personally supported many who have struggled with health issues arising from the faults of the plandemic.
British Columbia was one of the hardest hit. They enacted law that will continue to prohibit healthcare workers from working in the province. This extended to every profession that was provincially legislated including nurses, doctors, lab technologists, chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, etc.
Many have been forced to move out of the province or look for other kinds of work. It is such a different situation than what it used to be many years ago. And even if we could work, the provincial guidelines make it a very toxic environment.
The situation has only continued. And it shows in Travel Nurses emails for job postings. Although I have requested I be removed from the list, I seem to start receiving them every so often.
And the healthcare position availability list is long. In my profession, they had seven postings to fulfill in BC alone.
Travel nurse is a company that provides replacement staff for shortages. Most positions are short term from a few weeks to a few months. But this has become a huge industry in the last ten years.
It’s very attractive to the healthcare worker because they receive much higher pay, can see the countryside and pick and choose when and where they want to work. I had one friend that could work her travel time in between jobs. She loved it.
It is getting harder and harder to find regular workers in all healthcare departments and facilities as the majority of our workers are hitting retirement age. When I finished training, we were waiting on the first wave of baby boomers to retire. And training facilities stepped down their seating capacity in the healthcare programs due to lack of jobs. Now they can’t keep up and this started long before the plandemic.
The plandemic cramped this student recruitment even more as not only the hospitals were refusing unvaccinated workers but the training programs were refusing unvaccinated students at universities and tech schools. In many post secondary schools, unvaccinated students were forced to quit their education.
In all provinces, there has aslo been a pushing out of the older worker too for more than a decade now. This has been highly observable since even before the plandemic. The workplace has been increasingly been moving to facilitate the younger woke employee. And with this we have been seeing the increased disdain towards the older worker. The plandemic aided employers to move ahead with this agenda in many industries.
It has been observed that the difference in our education systems, from when the older workers finish school to the present, is that those trained before the mid 1990’s were taught how to think. Today, our children are taught what to think. Because of this, they lack the skills necessary to work their way out of a bind or problem. Because of this, they predominantly require micromanaging and this does not go well with the older worker when implemented on a group basis. Hence, we have a high disdain for the older worker.
This is why we see young people rally for causes without actually doing the research behind it. Every young generation has their need to save the world but the lack of research and ability to problem-solve on the part of the younger generation has now become a problem in today’s society. And this is at the expense of our woke education system. This causes a huge rift between the older and younger generations. And this is a movement designed to split unity within the citizens within all countries around the world.
Not only that, many healthcare boards are full of woke ideological minded members. And it makes it hard for the conservative minded governments to govern efficiently. All are frustrated because of this clash.
Going back to companies like travel nurse, you will see a lot of older retired healthcare professionals working for companies like this. Yes, it hikes the budget up for healthcare. But it doesn’t look appealing for the older worker that wants more freedom to continue working in toxic environments they cannot leave link in healthcare facilities. So you cannot blame them for wanting to work for such companies. Work really hard for a few weeks to months and then kick up for a month or two. That is so much more appealing to an individual who has already put their dues in at a regular job for 30 plus years.
But all and all, the shortages due to the firing of healthcare workers is really starting to show by how much Travel Nurse has ramped up their recruiting. And these firings have obviously also made it difficult for their own recruiting due to recent new legislation in British Columbia. And you will see healthcare costs being driven up by this new shift in healthcare jobs.
To my knowledge, Travel Nurse is an outstanding company. I wanted to work for them at one point but with new developments in the political landscape, it is a no longer a feasible possibility. I would be jailed or fined an atrocious amount of money if I tried to work in British Columbia.