Here's the reaction of an Oregon doctor on being told by hospital managers that his job was being outsourced to a private company, and that the hospital was taking bids. "It's like having your spouse of several decades announce that he or she is going to play the field. They say, “'You’ve been great, you’ve always been there. I just heard there could be better spouses out there.'"
"And the good news is, you’re in the running, too!"
The Oregon doctors are forming a union. Read about it in The New York Times.