Stop Mandatory Overtime
Mila Karasik


I was exposed to the severe negative impact of mandatory overtime in 2009. My husband was terminally ill with liver cancer when I was constantly stressed with the mandates that I was subjected to regularly.

On many occasions I had to leave my husband alone at home because I was threatened with adverse action if I refused a mandate and my FMLA was not honored.

This practice was very detrimental to not only my mental, but also my physical health. I had to struggle with this situation until my husband’s death. I felt as though I failed my husband because I couldn’t be there with him.

I sincerely hope mandatory overtime is banned so that no other nurse has to go through what I did.

Mila Karasik, RN
California Medical Facility