Quote from HouTx
(gently) After 8 months of working full time , you should have left some of your 'new grad insecurity' behind, and this may have contributed to your charge nurses' perception. I am also a bit troubled of your broad characterization "many managers will say they are supportive but they end up the opposite". You are a new grad. How many nurse managers have you worked with? Did you expect the manager to refute/override her charge nurses input? Was that a reasonable expectation?
Your perceptions are limited to your own experience, while they (having worked with new grads before) have some basis of comparison. IMO, you should have accepted the work improvement plan. This is not an unusual process & it would have provided you with a clear plan for improvement, including the goals that need to be met and the specific criteria that will be used to measure 'success'. You may have shot yourself in the foot.
Even though it always feels very personal when we receive critical feedback, we don't really know whether we are the only person who was counseled since this occurs in private and is not shared with anyone else. In this case, the other nurses involved with the incomplete form may have also been counseled.
Actually, I was feeling more confident as time went on. I don't think it's unreasonable
To still have some insecurity, due to me not having completed my first year. Most still think of people with less than one year of exp as a new grad...both hospitals I am applying sure do.
No way was i going to accept a performance plan from them. They gossiped about me,
Degraded me. What they did wasn't critical feedback, it was bullying.
Most work improvement plans are used as a way of gathering info to fire someone. I've worked corporate enough to know this. I've seen others go through it. They only work if he manager has good intentions.
This is where nursing fails its own. Instead of support, I got told i was given up on.and a
Punitive step offered. Over one paperwork error.
Charge nurses are not always right, And often are involved in workplace bullying. Bullying starts from the top and trickles down. Managers should treat every employ with respect, and give all of us due process, not just the charge nurses.