I am hearing more and more stories about employed doctors getting fired, put on leave (furloughed) or getting massive pay cuts. I have some very trusted sources telling me this.
Here are my questions:
- Are administrators getting the same treatment themselves? Answer: Probably not. Really, who needs 99% of them during this time? Or any time, actually?
- Hospitals are begging for bailouts already. They will get it. Will they pay doctors back? Answer: Don’t count on it.
- Will Administrators beg these same doctors to come back if the crisis gets works to fill in for others? Answer: Yes. And they will have no shame or guilt in doing it.
If you have any stories or thoughts on this I would love to hear it.