Once upon a time there was an incredibly hard-working
Little RN Case Manager who was totally dedicated to her job. Every
day, as she toiled at her desk, the Big Bad Wolf would come "huffing
and puffing" at her (office) door trying to give her more and
Being the ever-accommodating, dedicated caregiver, Little
RN Case Manager would usually let him in and accept the additional
baskets of work.
Her bosses would always say . . . "We've got such
a wonderful staff; they can always do just a little more work;
they can cover for the vacancies (what's another 100 cases?)
. . . we've always done it that way." (of course the BBW eventually
ate them all, but who's counting?) Her bosses had invested a lot
of time and expense in her training and she loved her job, but
whenever Little RN Case Manager "cried for help" . . . no one
came, no one listened . . . until finally one day she had to leave
(quit) or be gobbled up by that Big Bad Wolf.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Better to use temporary staffing
agencies (for case managers) when the work load increases rather
than risk loosing invaluable and trained personnel.