I had another post written about some changes I am potentially seeing at work and was ready to post it, then I went back and read it and started to feel a bit worried. Would my employer find my post? Do they even know I have a blog? Do they even care I have a blog? After all, I work for a huge national company and I'm just a name and a number (employee number), they don't even know what I look like.
I went into my Facebook account and made sure the name of my employer was no longer listed as my place of employment. It wasn't. I don't remember removing it, but I must have when I was doing some FB cleaning up a few weeks ago. And my account setting is set up that no one can see my profile and activity unless you are my friend on FB.
I'm a bit reluctant to post that post I wrote about work just in case I am found out and the repercussions that might result of my writing. It didn't include any patient info, I would never do that because I know the violations that would cause with HIPAA laws and I know and understand about patient privacy.
Let me just say that the job that I thought was pretty secure a few months ago, especially with the amount of time we spent in overtime work, may not be as secure as I thought. Let me just say there have been lots of interesting changes that have happened since the first part of October with people being let go, work slowing down, etc., etc., etc.
Let me just say that I think, but can't confirm and won't say where I might have heard the information I'm about to share, but there's a possibility the things I'm seeing is because work is being outsourced to overseas. Oh I know in this particular industry it has been happening for years, in fact it happened on an account I was on a few years back when I briefly left the company because I was afraid I was going to be laid off since working was drying up.
What I do know is when jobs go overseas, particularly in this particular industry that I am involved in, usually quality goes down. I know by fact that a particular healthcare setting had work outsourced overseas and were very unhappy with the quality of work and ended up having to redo reports to make them right because they weren't done correctly the first time.
Its a complex business I do. I'm not patting myself on the back but it takes a lot of knowledge to do what we do; terminology, medication names and doses, etc., etc., etc. It takes training and quality training. Heck, I've been doing this for over 30 years and I still stumble across a word I haven't heard and I need to verify it to make sure it is correct in the context of the report and spelled correctly.
Quality suffers when work goes overseas. Its cheaper to do so and that's why companies choose to send their work overseas.
I'm not sure what is going to happen with my job. No one has indicated lay offs, cuts, etc. But it has me a bit concerned in work that once was so plentiful is now trickling in.
I trust God will provide for us. I get a little panicky in that right now I'm the main provider in the family and I'm the one who carries the health insurance benefits for hubby and me and at our age of in the mid to late 50s, health care is a necessity (its a necessity for anyone, but definitely we are ticking time bombs the older we get with potential health related problems).
I've said this before and I'll probably say it a lot more in the days ahead.
We need to keep our jobs here in America. We've got to stop sending our jobs overseas, especially when we have quality people here that can do the work.
All I can say is I hope our recently reelected to a second term president can do something to create jobs and keep jobs in America and not have them outsourced to other countries. I know I'm not in the only industry that this has happened to and others have lost jobs due to outsourcing.
All I can say is (and I'll close with this) God help us all in the days ahead and give wisdom to our leaders and mercy to our nation.
(sorry if this is so vague, but I do worry and wonder who reads these words of ours and I am a bit concerned, or call it paranoid, that if I give too many details about this, there may be some repercussions if found out......)