Friday, March 09, 2007

X Marks the Spot...3/12

X is for Ex-
You used to work there? Yeah, I know, same with me.....
This region is crawling with ex-employee(s).
But who is worse off--us, with nothing to do,....
Or those still employed, doing work meant for two?

Just thought you'd be interested in the "cost-cutting measures" that Hud is going through. He did put his house up on the market, I guess 5000 sqft is a bit much to rattle around in. Thought you'd be interested in the house, and the price tag: about $1.8M! I thought that a bit much, but heck, it even has a stone doghouse! Where else can you get that for just shy of $2M?

The people his organization has let go are not in such rarified settings, however. Healthcare has never been a wildly profitable endeavor except for the physicians and the top administration.

Sitting on our raises bought that house, letting go experienced healthcare workers paid for that doghouse...and did cutting the quality of care for patients pay for the bonus room? ...or just the bonuses of Andy and Hud's new trick pony, Dick?

Think about that when you're attending the next weenie and burger bonding experience.

The house that pain and suffering built....


fac_p said...

The $1.8M was reduced from $2.25M since it wasn't selling. Maybe he'll drop the price on PRMC...before he goes under....

"When Essent hits"...bottom.... frank

Anonymous said...

Can anyone say "Baker" here? THAT story did not have a happy ending, and can only hope Huddie's doesn't either.

Glass houses do fall!

Anonymous said...

You know, I'm all for people making money and living in decent houses. I think that is good.

But to live in the Gaylord Hotel, while our pt.s are living with health care nightmare, our ex-employees without benifits to support our town, or hospital, our employees not getting raises, and doing the work of two people, sometimes 3.....well it makes me sick.

I guess I'd better stop thinking about it. Can't afford to get sick in this town. Don't want to give him the benifit of it if I do.

fac_p said...

You received the email from Mrs Kreye and pulled a comment. Why isn't Hud's wife defending him? Or does she just know what he is and lives off the returns of his actions? This has to be eating away at her if she is any kind of person at all--just like Mrs Kreye!

I believe they're divorced. I ran into a website that listed her as the former Cathy Connery. Figures....frank

Anonymous said...

How many "essent"ial empolyees do you have to fire to pay for one executive? if you are too heavy at the will eventually topple! Welcome to the real BOTTOM line Hud.

Anonymous said...

Tells me all I need to know about the pimp and his little pimplets.

I was the writer of the post Frank chose to remove after he got an email from Cheesehead Kreye's wife. No problem, he did what he felt he needed to do- it's all good. But what I said then, and what I say in this post, still goes.

My congratulations to the idiots who green-lighted the sale to this little weasel- I hope to hell you can look at yourself in the mirror in the morning without cringing....or better yet, I hope you DO cringe. You're no better than the Pimp and his stable.

Anonymous said...

This is not the place to write this, and I'm not sure there is a spot.

To those who took care of the 14 y.o. boy who died last night--I want you to know that I'm praying for you.

I remember the hurt you feel when you loose a kid. I remember not being able to sleep. I remember not getting on to my children for a long time after seeing the death of a child, because it always made me realize my own children's mortality.

Alot of people think that because we are in health care, that we don't feel pain, and the sad part is, most of the time, we try to act that way.

No matter how many of those you see, and are a part of, it breaks your heart every time.

I just want you to know, that I appreciate the job you do.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Anna Jean O'Neil from E$$ent Corporate got the axe. Whenever she strolled in from Tennesee all she wanted to know was how many patients were transferred from your facility and why. Essent Corporation goes through employees like people change their underwear.