I got my first call for testing consumer products. They apply the lotion and cover with a strong bandage. 18 of them. Much stronger than what I have at work. Immediate stinging and burning. By the evening, I couldn't deal with it and removed everything and scrubbed down. I had to return, report that I was dropping out of the study, and forfeit that payout.
How am I going to make extra money for my monthly shortfall? No overtime permitted, even though most shifts are short. Nobody has been hired after I was two years ago. In the meantime, people have gone out on permanent disability and many are suddenly retiring because the atmosphere has become so hostile. The hospital is in a hiring freeze, I am told. Only that brand new nurse was hired as a supervisor, a job that was never advertised.