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Even more sick people in care than last year
Absenteeism due to illness in the healthcare sector has increased compared to last year. In the months of April, May and June, an average of 75,000 of the 960,000 workers in the care sector were not available every day. According to the absenteeism data company Vernet, this is due to the emergence of the omikron variant of the coronavirus and the subsequent flu wave. According to Wouter_Scholten, absenteeism also has other causes:
“As a nurse in a nursing home, I did my last shift yesterday. I will continue my studies, stay in the sector, but soon I will no longer be bedridden. The work pressure and responsibility are quite high in healthcare.”
“I work in the evening with three other colleagues on 45 residents. These residents have to take medicine, receive help with going to the toilet, eating and going to bed. In addition, as a nurse you often also have the coordination service for the entire nursing home at the same time. which means that in the event of a calamity (almost daily) you also have to support the other departments. In short, it is often the worst show and you cannot provide the care that the residents deserve.”
“In addition, you often don’t have time for a decent break. In my opinion, this is mainly the problem in healthcare: working too hard, a lot of responsibility and sometimes little satisfaction. That said, it remains a fantastically beautiful profession. destroy.”
P3345 also shares his/her wife’s story:
“My wife has been working in care for over 35 years and can tell you that it has changed a lot. First heavy care with people with dementia. It was no longer possible to do so now in home care, that is also getting worse for the employees. Salary is not the solution, a good working atmosphere and time for the clients is much more important, but that is no longer allowed, it has just become production work.”
“If a client unsubscribes due to illness, you will not be paid for those hours. If you go on holiday, you have to arrange a substitute yourself in your own time, which takes a lot of time and frustration because not every colleague can fill in. You can only fill in on Saturdays. fill in your hours worked, you have to do that yourself again and in your own time.”
“Can fill the entire page, but it means that it is deeply sadly arranged in healthcare, many employees walk away, making the workload even higher, which increases the chance of even more departing staff.”
Threat BBB leader Van der Plas
Farmers have been occupying our country for a long time. It escalated dramatically this week, with protests creating dangerous situations on the road. BBB leader Caroline van der Plas had to pay with threats, after which she took a step back. For many people this went too far. Likewise for JoopFrl:
“Didn’t agree with Mrs. Van der Plas on many levels. But threats made by anyone or anything under whatever denominator are not appropriate.”
“Those who stoop to this can never claim that they act from a democratic ideology or general interest. This immediately means that the perpetrators place themselves outside the debate. But also that they have deprived themselves of the right to express themselves. they think serving is only harmed, so senseless and useless behavior.”
Why do 4.5 million Dutch people work part-time?
NU.nl investigated why the Netherlands is known as the champion of part-time work. More work would offer a solution for the shortage on the labor market. But TKroon turned the question around:
“I would turn the question around. Why don’t I work full-time? Because (family) life has much more to offer than just working.”
“I have a nice, hard job, and to do just that for four days is wonderful. My wife works for three days, and together we can spend a lot of time with our two young children in combination with two days of childcare.”
“The work-life balance is very good, and I don’t think I’ll ever work full-time again.
More money means more luxury items or vacations, but let the time at home be many times more valuable…”
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