Nepotism and Crab Mentality in NCMH

After I graduated 2007 and passed the board, I was so ecstatic, everyone rejoiced at my triumpant registration as a professional.  I took 2 months or so that I realized it didn’t end here..  I needed a job, as a nurse.

So I passed my application to different hospitals and institutions.. Only to find out that it will take a month or so for an initial interview  (and yes i also applied at St. Luke’s where they require you to pay for some kind of intership).  It was 2008 when i was figured out that I was not going anywhere.  So I called up some friends and asked for help.  A friend of mine had the luxury of owning a school in the northern provinces, and this friend hooked me up when he applied at NCMH.   So of course I took the free ride.  There i was introduced as a cousin to get the same treatment.   Immediately we were entertained by the ACN there and was quickly introduced thereafter to the CN as “anak at pamangkin ni ????? Ung may ari ng ??????? Sa ?????? (I won’t disclose the school to protect my friend) and alas.. The next day we were at NP screening and 2 weeks later we were at deliberation.  In a month we were at orientation.  I was so stunned by how fast it was for people with connections, while a poor fellow’s daughter (whom i met at the deliberation) waited 6 mos for this oppurtunity.  So there we were, seeing the rotten system of an institution. Why rotten you ask??  Let’s see… There were times that abusive employees get commendations not because they are good.. but are with good relations with the CN.

It’s so funny how ironic and sarcastic the BON and PNA are addressing the quality of nursing in the Philippines.  When old nurses (our bosses) are the one’ rotting the fruits when they enter their practice.  Maybe we put too much faith in these people, and in the end they will be the reason why nurses would opt to be call center agents rather than being “tuta” and rotten like old nurses.

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  • i cant see your point of grievances, after getting all the chances/job at NCMH, still you have the guts to comment badly to the people at the NCMH, you must be thankful… you are so lucky than the rest. Actually, I was one who wanted to be re-hired back but cannot get the chance but I dont give any bad comment about it. Your sense of ingratitudeness has a price if the NCMH admin will know this, and you know that! that is why you did not post your name. Well, good luck then!

    • john

      understand. he’s just ventilating his feelings. hindi dapt tayo sunud sunuran ng panahon.we must be advocate of change. i guess, he doest have any grievances but a realization of how certain filipino values affect the economic progress of our country. =)

      • Arjay

        Good thing he didn’t hyperventilate! 😀

    • nursemichael

      I totally agree with the author. He was just being honest. Just because he benefited from crap doesn’t mean he has to ignore it. Hay Pinoy nga naman, kaya hindi umuunlad ang bayan natin eh.

  • Arjay

    DITTO to everything Marie Jean said. HOw dare you whine about the system when in fact you’re one of those who benefits from it. Getting “free rides” in expense of those who patiently waited in line? Using “connections”? Your rant is nothing but a B***S***T (excuse me w/ the word) IMHO!

    • john

      could we please try to calm down ourselves, NURSES? =)

      • Arjay

        I’m not popping my veins out yet, FYI. Not bec. I typed in BS that means my BP’s shooting up. And I stand by what I said, the rant’s nothing but a rant, a waste of bandwidth 🙂

  • Eloi

    Ito ang istorya totoo..So sa mga bad comment na naglagay d2, I guess you did not see the point, nepotism or palakasan system sa pinas ay bulok!
    “It’s so funny how ironic and sarcastic the BON and PNA are addressing the quality of nursing in the Philippines. When old nurses (our bosses) are the one’ rotting the fruits when they enter their practice. Maybe we put too much faith in these people, and in the end they will be the reason why nurses would opt to be call center agents rather than being “tuta” and rotten like old nurses.”
    Basahin nyo muna maigi bago kayo magpahayag ng opinion.
    Rest my case 🙂

    Eloi

  • Iska

    come on people, the author is not saying he wasn’t appreciative at all. he’s just telling us very truthful observations. sadly, though, he agreed to be part of that rotten system, and is now benefiting from it. maybe he has plans of becoming president/chairperson of the NCMH in order to bring about radical changes based on his idealisms, and this is his first step.

  • shelly

    If we let the rotten system continue because of debt of gratitude, then don’t expect the situation to be better. It’s selfish to be quiet just because you have secured a position and earning your wages. As nurses, we need to not only be patient advocates, but nurse advocates as well. The improvement of the nursing situation here in the Philippines will benefit all of us, and not just the connected few.

  • nurse 1

    ako nga noon february pa nag NP tapos May lng na interview at exam ganyan tlga tiyaga lng kunti swerte k nga npa NP ka agad at na interview

  • nurse2009

    eradicate nepotism :/

  • may

    naranasan ko na rin yan,madami kami noon na volunteer nurses,so when they were about to hire,inunang nahire yong kamag anak ng governor kahit na walang alam at bago pa lang.ok lang sana kung mauuna rin na mapermanent yong mga nauna sa amin kaso hindi so i decided to quit and applied abroad.ganyan kabulok ang system sa government natin,it’s not what you know,its whom you know.

    • Nozinan

      Ncmh does not accept volunteer nurses.

  • Marl

    I think we all agree that Nepotism really affect the hiring of us “Nurses”. and it is old systems, and all of us wanted to change that the “PALAKASAN SYSTEM or AMIGO – AMIGA” but look if we want to change start it in our self, don’t be the product of that old system…