I work at an ambulatory surgery center and our case load has fluctuated up and down, especially since the downturn of the economy. But, lately the company that owns us seems to be clamping down hard on employee hours and all of us have suffered decreased hours and it's eating into our PTO and bottom line of our pay. I work 64 hours/2 wk pay period and my last one was for 51.5 hrs. It's really putting a damper on morale to say the least. There have been some staffing changes made my management (demotions of managers/supervisors down to staff level).
We have a good group of employees in every area that enjoy working together and do a good job but many of us are preparing ourselves that we may have to look for new jobs. Has anyone been going through this? It's such an uneasy feeling wondering if the center could close or have jobs lost. My husband was laid of twice in two years so we've already been a part of job loss recently but if I have to look for a new position, I will. Are others experiencing the same thing?