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Daughter has 20 years of experience as a Nursing Home Business Office Manager, including Payroll and HR functions.

She quit her job in that line to move up to better pay doing the same job at a boat shop.

She lost the boat shop job to nepotism and was out on her ass with no warning and no unemployment, wound up taking multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Finally wound up getting back on her feet doing much the same sort of work for decent (tho not quite as good) pay at a car repair business. Doesn't LOVE the job, but it's okay and pays the bills.

So a couple of weeks ago, the parent company of the nursing home she worked for back in the day contacted her and pretty much begged her to come work for them in their hoity-toity Bar Harbor facility offering about $2/hr more than she's currently making.

She gave it serious thought, but ultimately turned it down as she didn't want to deal with the drive and was concerned with getting a reputation for job-hopping as she's had 4 jobs in 6 months (moving up the pay ladder a little with each).

I see in the paper yesterday that the parent company has sold the facility and it's being closed. 50+ residents out of a place to live, 60+ employees out of a job. Knowing what I do about real estate sales and corporate assholes, they KNEW that when they were recruiting her.

Dodged a bullet there for sure.




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Yup, hire her to the dirty work, fire her at the end. Very shady.


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She definitely dodged a bullet.

But a lot of times the person recruiting her, has no idea what the parent company is doing. It's entirely possible, nobody at the nursing home itself knew till they got their papers.
 
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Good thing she took the time to think about it and then turned it down.
 
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Sounds like they were a victim of govt. run healthcare. This was not the only one closed recently in that area although this one was on prime real estate.

https://www.foxbangor.com/news...losures-plague-maine


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She definitely dodged a bullet.

But a lot of times the person recruiting her, has no idea what the parent company is doing. It's entirely possible, nobody at the nursing home itself knew till they got their papers.


True enough. That's how it worked when they closed the cannery in town. I was far enough up the food chain to see the financials and just barely smart enough to read the writing on the wall. I bailed in September, they closed the doors and turned off the lights the following April. Less than 24 hours notice to anybody that didn't wear a suit and tie to work.

Assholes.




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Originally posted by jimmy123x:
She definitely dodged a bullet.

But a lot of times the person recruiting her, has no idea what the parent company is doing. It's entirely possible, nobody at the nursing home itself knew till they got their papers.


True enough. That's how it worked when they closed the cannery in town. I was far enough up the food chain to see the financials and just barely smart enough to read the writing on the wall. I bailed in September, they closed the doors and turned off the lights the following April. Less than 24 hours notice to anybody that didn't wear a suit and tie to work.

Assholes.


 
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A friend asked me today if I'd noticed how we used to work for companies with a 'Personnel' department, then it became 'Human Resources' department, and now it's changing to 'Human Capital Management'. Employees are view only as capital to be managed as needed.
 
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'Human Capital Management'


Eee-yikes! I hadn't seen that one yet.

Wow.



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Just more of today's business world and ethics. A lot of slime out there.

I guess it is a good thing I'm working only for toy money now. It used to be that a man's word was good for something, at least when I started working in the 60's. The last ten years have changed my view on that but how good can a contract be in a case like this one if the company "suddenly" closes? And how hard would it be to enforce and collect if the employer defaults on the contract?


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but ultimately turned it down

I see in the paper yesterday that the parent company has sold the facility and it's being closed.
50+ residents out of a place to live, 60+ employees out of a job.
Knowing what I do about real estate sales and corporate assholes, they KNEW that when they were recruiting her.

Dodged a bullet there for sure.


You don't KNOW that for sure do you, it's only speculation?
Why get worked up when you are only guessing and further more no harm was done any way? Eek
 
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Originally posted by jimmy123x:
She definitely dodged a bullet.

But a lot of times the person recruiting her, has no idea what the parent company is doing. It's entirely possible, nobody at the nursing home itself knew till they got their papers.


True enough. That's how it worked when they closed the cannery in town. I was far enough up the food chain to see the financials and just barely smart enough to read the writing on the wall. I bailed in September, they closed the doors and turned off the lights the following April. Less than 24 hours notice to anybody that didn't wear a suit and tie to work.

Assholes.


I guess they do that, so they don't lose key employees months or weeks before it closes. So the ship stays floating, until they pull the plug...….
 
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I guess they do that, so they don't lose key employees months or weeks before it closes. So the ship stays floating, until they pull the plug...….


That was my thinking as well. Still seems pretty cold-hearted to me. Not the way I'd run a business, but then I've never run a business so...




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I guess they do that, so they don't lose key employees months or weeks before it closes. So the ship stays floating, until they pull the plug...….


That was my thinking as well. Still seems pretty cold-hearted to me. Not the way I'd run a business, but then I've never run a business so...
Emontially driven businesses dont last long...

Person attempting to hire likely had no clue the ship was sinking.

But hey, I have stock in blood pressure meds, so please get worked up about it - you’re lining my pockets baby!!!!!
 
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