LET Mayo worker feels unappreciated
I have been a dedicated employee of Mayo Clinic for 35 years, always with the thought in my mind that Mayo would pay me back for all my hard work and take care of me in my golden years.
Well, that "warm and fuzzy" feeling I have had through most of those 35 years has gone down the drain since the announcement of our new, "modest" benefit cuts.
It is well known that Mayo employees, including physicians, have worked for less pay at Mayo because of the excellent benefits and good retirement opportunities. Now we are rewarded with the "modest" benefit cuts and premium hikes but no mention of any compensation to help employees pay for this exorbitant increase in medical costs. Then they also punish us older employees whose children have grown and have just a spouse now and single parents with one child with a premium the same as a large family. Does that make sense?
Thanks Mayo for all your gratitude and appreciation for a job well done. I understand the increase in medical costs, but do the employees deserve to have our benefits changed so drastically? I anticipated a change, but not to this degree. I guess we older employees should feel grateful that Mayo wants to keep us employed until we might be able to afford to retire when Medicare kicks in! I really feel appreciated.