Outsourcing Las Vegas jobs, and the powers in charge seem okay with it

Outsourcing Las Vegas jobs, and the powers in charge seem okay with it

By Perly Viasmensky

I said it once and I’ll say it again: It is disgusting that people spend a fortune going to medical school and then spend the rest of their lives paying off their student loan to find themselves just labeled “providers,” accepting the fact that they no longer deserve the respect of being called “Doctor.”

The fact is that a provider is also a drug dealer. What do medical providers really provide? They don’t provide health care; most of them have only two to three years of experience and they get to the hospital that was willing to hire them to experiment with the people that have put their faith in them.

A total fiasco. Those demeaned men and women ignore requests from family members and continue doing what they are not supposed to do without supervision. Hospitals nowadays are centers of infectious diseases, not caused by the people paying big bucks for their health care.

Have any of you been at Valley Hospital and Medical Center lately? You walk through the hallways of the hospital, and you see one shopping cart after the other one parked like cars in a parking garage. All belongings of homeless people, with all the junk they collect day after day. What do we know about the would-be diseases accumulated in those shopping carts? I understand it could happen at University Medical Center (UMC) because it is a public hospital, belonging to the State of Nevada, but Valley Hospital?

There is no wonder the place is full of rude people, nurses walking in and out with sneakers or tennis shoes that have not seen water in ages. Then the people in higher positions have the audacity to say that they sterilized their shoes and dirty uniforms on their way out. For God’s sake, they need to sterilize those dirty shoes on the way in! It is a good thing that all of those nurses are covering their disgusting uniforms with that paper cover they all have because their uniforms look like they have been sleeping with them on for weeks.

There has to be a government institution that regulates the treatment patients receive from those nurses and medical providers. Once upon a time Cuba exported sugar, Colombia exported coffee, Brazil exported tobacco, and now the Philippines export nurses, apparently because they never made enough money in their own country.

This controversy is found in any field. I recently received a telephone call “supposedly” from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. I looked at the caller ID and asked the caller what substation he was calling from. He said, “the headquarters.” Gee, we have to go a long way to meet with the Sheriff because the call originated from Florida.

Apparently, the people of Las Vegas, many of them desperately looking for a job, are all illiterate, stupid people when the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police need to hire a call center in Florida instead of helping to better our economy. Maybe this is the reason that operators of 311 non-emergency lines call centers take as long as 45 minutes to answer telephone calls — because they are probably working from home and decided to take a nap, or they are all out to lunch or on a long coffee break. Disgusting! Very disgusting!

Our driver’s licenses are mailed to us from the State of California, destroying the reputation of our own Postal Service. It is no wonder why our own governor waits for the California governor to move one finger so he can then move his. Traffic tickets? We Nevadans have to send payment to Arizona. Nevada is called the Battle Born State, but apparently it had a delayed birth and was never given the chance to get in the battle.

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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegastribune.com.

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