Ever been through this? You and your fellow nurses are busting tail, trying to take care of a gozillion people, your supervisor tells you: Yeah, yeah, I'm getting the numbers up for the big boss, so I can JUSTIFY having another nurse. The day of the big meeting comes...and, viola! Does the discussion ever get brought up? NO! Our supervisor sits there, like a piece of talking furniture, as the big boss berates the three of us...for not being MORE productive. Then, the big coup-de-gras comes, as big boss announces that we are going to have to work 7/7, until ALL the work is caught up! And what does our big supervisor say to that?: "well, I guess WE'll have to dig in".
Well, guess what? While's she digging IN, I'm digging OUT....ALL the way to another job! What a crock of s---!
Jul 2, '03
It is a sad state of affairs isn't it? One of the charge nurses I work with will literally sit at the desk while we run around like chickens with our heads cut off, and then tell us at 2:55 pm that we have to pick up another pt. at 3pm. All the while she makes frequent trips to her office where her gourmet coffee maker is to make more coffee for herself! What a bunch of BS!!!!!
Then she has the nerve to gripe to us about how busy she was all day trying to find staff to cover night shift! HA HA HA
Will it ever change!!! ~sigh~
Last edit by Surgical Hrt RN on Jul 2, '03