am I wrong? - page 5

This is going to be a "longey", so I apologize in advance. I have lots to say. This is in chronological order. I should tell you up-front, that all of these occurences, other than 2, have occured "in... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    Make her a going away present of a voodoo doll

    Add laxative to her drink

    Pelt her with silly string

    Put a plastic bug on her plate

    Spill your drink in her lap, and console her with, "well at least it wasn't one of your good dresses"

    I am full of ideas.
  2. by   P_RN
    Bless you. Soon she'll be gone.....and you will still have your sanity. Be strong....you owe NO explanations......a Mona Lisa smile would be the maximum anyone would get from me. That and a no show of course.
  3. by   Jenny P
    I would have written her up years ago for everything she said. I would have gone back to the people who you had applied to for different positions and asked them to write why you were not considered for the positions. Remember, EVERYONE has personal files in hospitals; even managers. She should have been written up so her record could follow her around.

    As far as going to the party; if it was *ME* I'd go and ignore her. I'd treat it as the Christmas party it was supposed to be. That way co-workers couldn't talk about me behind my back; I could be totally happy that she's leaving; and I can leave early.

    Maybe FORMER employees (read: the nurse she hated) should also be invited to this particular party!

    I love MissdonditaBSN's and Canoehead's suggestions also!

    It all boils down to do whatever YOU feel most comfortable doing YOURSELF. Life is too short to put up with that much garbage for so long. You need to celebrate as you see fit. It's goodbye and good riddance to that miserable excuse of a human being!
  4. by   jurbyjunk
    Thanks for all of your input. Thought that you might want to know the latest.

    I have decided, after all, to go to this party. In fact, I can hardly wait.

    My best friend said "so, why haven't you applied for her job?". Yesterday, Monday, I did. Today I went for my interview, and several hours later was informed that I GOT HER JOB.

    She's already left for her new job, last day was Monday. She doesn't know who got her position. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO TELL HER. Yes, yes, yes.
  5. by   tiger
    woohoo. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   kmchugh
    I wouldn't go either. No way. But, I might have another party after she left....

    Especially since you now have HER job.

    Kevin McHugh
  7. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by jurbyjunk
    She doesn't know who got her position. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO TELL HER. Yes, yes, yes.
    Now that's a horse of a different color lmao! No way would I miss it in that case ... (maintaining professionalism at all times, of course, but not missing the opportunity to see the look on her face when she heard the good news.)

    That just tickles me to no end lol.
  8. by   MissdonditaBsn
    Now that's vindication!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WAY TO GO on the new position. I am sure that you are going to do a great job.

    I would just about pay to be a fly on the wall at that party when she finds out that you got her job.
  9. by   shoelace
    I think you should give her a nice card saying that you wish you could go to her
    lil party, but that you have family obligations and won't be able to attend.
    I don't know what she's like beyond what you have described, but I personally
    have a good time screwing with people's heads when they've been screwin' with mine.
    However, after reading your post, I think even doing that in the name of MindManipulation would be a tough pill to swallow.
    I don't know who you're working with, but they sound almost as jerky as she is... giving you flak for not wanting to go. Granted, you said that all but 2 of the incidents happened in private, so your coworkers probably have no clue as to why you aren't going. You could easily say that you were open to attend the Xmas party, but you have plans for Feb. 8th and you can't break them. Or you could spell out to your coworkers that your boss is a miserable brat, but that might seem catty... >

    A curious thought... if she didn't like you, why wouldn't she give references to others so that you'd go find another job and go away? This woman clearly has some mental issues... at the very least, low self esteem as you suggested... Must... Prove ... Power... Over... Others...

    Perhaps you only have a certain amount of sick days to take in a year, or perhaps, being a guilt-ridden overly-polite southerner, you are too honest to call in sick when you aren't. I hope your new manager is MUCH more tolerable, but if not... might I cheerfully suggest that if the former isn't true, you kick the latter every now and then and take a day for YOU? I hope that you didn't take offense at that... But the only one to look out for you is... you. :-)
  10. by   shoelace
    Aw bummer... I posted before I read the entire thread.

    I cannot think of a sweeter ending to your story, getting the job.
    That is simply fantastic!

    You win!!

    And please do tell us what her reaction was :-)
  11. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by jurbyjunk
    I have decided, after all, to go to this party. In fact, I can hardly wait.

    My best friend said "so, why haven't you applied for her job?". Yesterday, Monday, I did. Today I went for my interview, and several hours later was informed that I GOT HER JOB.

    She's already left for her new job, last day was Monday. She doesn't know who got her position. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO TELL HER. Yes, yes, yes.
    OMG! I missed the end to this too. Suh-WEET!

    May I suggest you get up at some point during the party and offer a subtly ironic toast (as dry as the martini in your hand) to your predecessor, who's "taught you everything you know" about being a manager, and "without whose support" you wouldn't be where you are today? Then flash her a huge, sarcastic, ****-eating grin, and down your drink.

    Then have another and consider it a toast from everyone here at Allnurses.

    Congratulations!
  12. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I'm not sure what the URL is, but there is a company that will send the most appropriate gift for her going away party.

    I think it's something like doggiedoo.com or a similar name.

    They specialize in the gift that expresses your gratitude for all the years of kindness.

    They will send her an anonymouse serving of canine turds........with a special note to mark the ocassion.

    I think she rates "special attention".
  13. by   Buddha
    why is a unit Christmas party being used for her anyway. I thought it was a party for all not just to celebrate the fact she was leaving. I would be more annoyed that "my" party was being used for the stupid manager. Well now I an glad you got her job, figure it as a nice reward for all the crap she gave you.
    Last edit by Buddha on Jan 29, '03

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