"Thanks For Caring!!!" - page 2

Just a minor and trivial rant here. My interim unit manager must have gone to management seminars that teach them to use canned phrases to encourage us lowly and gullible bedside nurses. I wish she... Read More

  1. by   FireStarterRN
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    Amen, Jolie!
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  2. by   FireStarterRN
    It's the same as if I'm shopping at the store. When each checker says "Thank you for shopping at K-mart" it's obviously a mandated script. When everytime I go to Safeway, I get asked "Are you finding everything okay" several times whenever I come close to a stocker or produce guy, I conclude that it's a corporate policy, and not genuine.

    But, when I have a genuine human interaction with another human being, who responds to me as an individual, I know it.
  3. by   MNmom3boys
    And I totally get that!
    But, (Mary SunShine here ) I always respond to them (Are you finding everything OK?) like they care, also.

    Anyway, loved the despair site.

    Rant on!
  4. by   MNmom3boys
    Quote from MNmom3boys
    I always respond to them (Are you finding everything OK?) like they care, also.
    On second thought - poor choice of words, considering context of the thread... :trout:

    I meant to say - I respond to them like they are really interested in my feedback. Perhaps that is just my passive-aggressive way of expressing that everyone is entitled to my opinion...
  5. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from MNmom3boys
    On second thought - poor choice of words, considering context of the thread... :trout:

    I meant to say - I respond to them like they are really interested in my feedback. Perhaps that is just my passive-aggressive way of expressing that everyone is entitled to my opinion...
    I finally got too aggravated and started shopping elsewhere. Not all stores have this policy, I found out.
  6. by   mercyteapot
    More than once, I've wanted to ask my boss if I get a gold star on my sticker chart when she starts with the yeah team crap.
  7. by   Djuna
    Quote from nightmare
    I think this must be part of a "Management speak" course.Are they all at it ,all over the World?!
    I haven't found management in my hospital like that. Don't get me wrong, they still don't really care about the floor nurses problems, but they don't use flippant 'Thanks for caring' remarks either.
  8. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from MNmom3boys
    Perhaps that is just my passive-aggressive way of expressing that everyone is entitled to my opinion...
    Oh that's too funny-I read it twice before I got it...Mind if I steal that? I'll use it at work...
  9. by   MNmom3boys
    Feel free! :spin: "Everyone is entitled to my opinion" is the best part of posting here, speaking up at PTO meetings at children's school, staff meetings at work, etc.
  10. by   Agnus
    Your call is very important to us please continue to hold. Your call is very important to us please continue to hold. Your call is very important to us please....Shut up and just play some good old fashioned elevator music. At least that way I know I am still on ignore and you have not disconnected me al together without being induced to vomit.
  11. by   leslie :-D
    not exactly the same thing, but kinda.

    there is 1 tech, who i have to have nightly talks with.
    she has been there for yrs, and has a folder 'this' thick.

    the first time i talked w/her, she later said to me, "you beautiful. you have beautiful face. ooooooh, so beautiful."
    i just looked at her and modestly said thank you.

    next time i talked to her:
    "you beautiful. you have dtr who beautiful too?"

    same thing, next time and next time.

    last noc i was on, i told her she was 'this' close to being fired.

    nothin'.
    nada.
    not a peep.

    but thanks for the compliments, anyway.

    leslie
  12. by   JBudd
    Well, the clerks are required to ask, and if you didn't find it either show you where it is or get a manager (my dd works at one of those stores). In the one with the red phones that you can pick up for help, it records how long it took for a clerk to answer, if not in less than 60 seconds they get spoken to about it.

    Nurse managers on the other hand are not lowly minimum wage clerks in a service area (some of those teenagers really needed the scripts to know how to speak to the public). I am a little tired of the kindergarten rewards (the photo with the teddy bear for employee of the month at my old hospital). The press gainey scores getting posted for this department outscoring another (we're the best!) with little stars and things. The cutsoid nursey type stuff, we're either angels or precious moment figurines.

    What I thought was really excellent, was CCU paid for a bunch of nurses to get their CCRN at a conference, posted all the pictures and diplomas. Now that acknowledged something worthwhile.
  13. by   Indy
    My old boss had a case of managerspeak, good golly. One morning she walked up to tell us about how wonderful our teamwork was. Mind you this is after we felt like we'd been run over by a bulldozer. At the end of the yippee speech, she handed us a little pin thing that we were supposed to wear. It was shaped like a puzzle piece. It's "because you are a very important individual piece of our puzzle/team"...

    To which I said, "why are we all the exact same puzzle piece then?"

    It was a few weeks before she spoke to me again, thank goodness. And I wore no flipping pins to work, on my badge or otherwise. Little sharp things do not belong on my uniform.

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