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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:31 PM
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I work for a hospital corporation
and they are PUSHING employees to register to vote.
One only has to ask themselves WHY the corporations care if you vote or not (WalMart also doing vote push).
I think everyone should vote, but very curious why corporations are getting so revved up about it.
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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:35 PM
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1. It could be because repukes think that their voters will stay home.
Dems are expected to turn out so if they feel that there is a group that needs to be told to vote it must be repukes.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:35 PM
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2. Are they pushing employees to vote one way or another?
It would seem to me that corporations wouldn't want to push this because if Dems get in control it won't bode well for corporations...
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:36 PM
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3. No. They aren't pushing one way or the other
The poster was just talking about making sure we vote to "protect" the freedoms we enjoy. :eyes:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:37 PM
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4. can they still register, this close to the election?
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:38 PM
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5. It could be they think you will vote to support
the interests of the corporation.

We used to get talking points from the parent company at one insurance company I worked at when Hillary was pushing her version of national health insurance. Of course they were against it.
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greccogirl Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:39 PM
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6. Why not?
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schrodingers_cat Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:40 PM
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7. Although you might consider that hospitals are staffed
by unions of many types. The hospital corporation that I work for will sway heavily democratic, I'm sure, although I cannot say how it is in other parts of the country.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:41 PM
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8. This is a RED part of Texas
and we don't have any unions.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:42 PM
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11. Isn't Texas a "right to work" state, btw? n/t
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:53 PM
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23. Yes. n/t
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:04 PM
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25. Texas sucks ass just like AZ! Right to work hmmmmf. Right
to fuck an employee into slave labor! $6.75 minimum wage raise another crock of shit!
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:41 PM
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9. I work for a large multi-national manufacturer.
Both the highest level of the company (CEO or Chairman) send a message to be sure to vote, and the local facility manager sends a message every election. They do not say nor imply how they wish you would vote.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:43 PM
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12. Sounds good...they aren't taking "sides" just urging you to vote.
:shrug: No one pressuring you to vote for the "Corporate Side" one way of the other?
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:41 PM
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10. Vote Republican. They won't introduce socialized medicine!
If you vote for socialism, I'll kill you!

:sarcasm:
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:45 PM
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15. I think they would be SORELY disappointed
if they expected me to be the corporate waterboy. :evilgrin:
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LiberalArkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:46 PM
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16. I work for a large rural phone company and usually get the
get out to vote messages, but you would have to really dig hard to find out how the executives vote. They never let any of us peons know.. Just vote is their message
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:45 PM
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13. I have the answer
So that the Board of Elections can sell the information to the hospital.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:45 PM
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14. Sounds like a good thing to me if they're not pushing an agenda. nt
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:46 PM
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17. When it comes to health care organizations it depends on who
they are. I know doctors who have been supporters of pug policy for years who are so mad at the idiot changes the *ss administration made that they will be voting with us. Also my daughter works as a respiratory therapist and granddaughter as a nurse in a nursing home. Anyone working in these kinds of positions know first hand what cuts mean both to them and the clients. I don't care how big the health care organization is they should be able to see that getting rid of the government programs is not going to make them richer. Much of their income is from some sort of resource from the gov.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:48 PM
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18. OT question
I was in the ER last night (my adult son has pneumonia, nothing too terrible bad).

Anyway, my question, there was this list on the wall about cultures I think. HPV, herpes, chlamydia, about 8 different items like that. Big handwritten chart, like some kind of reminder to the staff or something. I have never seen anything like it in any doctor's office even, and was wondering what in the heck it was doing in the ER. Any ideas? My mind is running amok with a vision of nuns running around taping this chart to every available space, watch out for the dirty girls who have horrible diseases or some such. Seriously, there has to be a reason, I've just never seen it and am curious. Some new program or something??
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:51 PM
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21. Most likely if it is like our ER
when you draw labs, different things need different tubes, different mediums to grow in.
We have cheat charts to tell us what tubes we need so that we don't have to call the lab each and every time.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:11 PM
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28. That makes sense
But I was wondering why, basically, STDs?? Something with our community maybe; a new program to reduce STD's; :shrug: just seemed weird that what did look like a "cheat chart" focused only on STD's, of all things.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:16 PM
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29. Pretty much because they are the hardest to remember
and unfortunately--the ER is basically the 3-T's.
To be very crass (Tots, Twats, Trauma).
I worked in the ER this weekend and was totally shocked at how many women use the ER as a gyn clinic.
The vag cultures are the hardest to remember. Some are viral. Some mediums have to be refrigerated. Some are bacterial, etc. and for the woman's sake, you sure don't want to have to repeat the exam because you picked up the wrong culture tube.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:24 PM
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30. Well thank you
I did not know women were having to go to the ER for gyn problems. That's rather stunning. It has to be because of the change in medicaid since welfare reform, do you suppose?? Any studies on whether gyn ER visits have increased in the last 10 years?

I didn't know the rest of it either, but well, never mind. :)
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:31 PM
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31. It stunned me too
All of these women were "self-pay" meaning that they didn't have any other form of payment. One woman was even from a shelter.
None of these exams were done for emergencies. They were all things that could have waited until when the Doctor's offices were open.
Except these women didn't have any other recourse. One was referred by the Doc to a gynecologist for her problem. She didn't have any type of funding so telling her to go to the Doctor was like telling her to sprout wings and fly like a bird.
I privately suggested she go to the Planned Parenthood clinic when I discharged her. She said that thought never crossed her mind. I assured her it was a nice place and let her know that was where I go. Hopefully she will find the help she needs.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:50 PM
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19. Do they really believe Democrats don't work???
That could be it, maybe they believe the hype that only Republicans work. :shrug:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:50 PM
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20. I think they (foolishly) assume a degree of employee loyalty
that they do nothing to deserve. Kind of like how the old plantation owners could never believe "the darkies" were unhappy with their lot, singin' down on the levee and all.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:51 PM
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22. Yeah and they always treated the good ones like family
letting them live in the big house and all. Treated em just like real people. :puke:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:01 PM
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24. Well, ALMOST like real people.
Gotta be careful or they'll get uppity on ya.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:04 PM
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26. Big health care reform on the horizon
They're probably positioning themselves to do all they can to advocate for their own best interest through their employees, regardless of who is elected.

Our health care system is in a growing state of crisis. Whoever holds the majority after election day is gong to have to make some major decisions in the next year or two - they can't be ignored.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:06 PM
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27. The school district I work for is pushing voting hard too
Harder than they ever have before.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:43 PM
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32. I've seen billboards in Delaware saying that
everyone should have received their polling cards (to say where you need to vote) and if you didn't, you should call the number listed for your county. Numbers are listed large enough to read and all counties are posted on all billboards. They've been up for at least 2-3 weeks now.
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Lady President Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:58 PM
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33. My employer too (insurance company)
I work for a large insurance company doing the same thing. For the last couple weeks they have been registering voters. Tables are set up outside the cafeterias, and you receive a cute red white & blue pen for registering.

They are also holding ballot issue forums that are supposed to have representatives from both sides of the issues discuss the pros and cons. Free pizza provided. Needless to say, I can wait for the first forum tomorrow. I'm very curious if they will give both sides equal time, and have equally qualified reps. for both sides.

I think my company believes that we will tow the company line and vote accordingly. For some reason companies still think that employees feel some type of loyalty to companies-- crazy.
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