I work with a recently promoted male charge nurse who I would best describe as a clever 'men lead, women follow' type.
He is a second career type with a professional background ....smart and accomplished in areas outside of nursing.... but with only a couple of years of nursing experience.
He was acceptable as a junior staff nurse but loathsome to several of us who picked up upon his poor attitude. Leaving his messy bedspaces for his female coworkers to tidy was standard behaviour. Am quite upset this guy was promoted over-and-above several more experienced others with the same smarts and degree
This guy irritates me . Constant need to 'lead' me despite me having so much more experience and the same BScNursing degree....even as a staff nurse.
He has really stepped over the line a couple of times eg 'look at me when I am talking to you' .... LOL
However he usually knows how to stay within boundaries but at the same time be subtle with his expression of his perceived importance. He alters his body language to do this eg makes sure he is standing up and I'm sitting when he is telling me something.
Or he uses a slightly dismissive tone when I voice my opinion. Or he walks away immediately after saying his piece thus cutting out participation from anyone else.
He is subtle .... but he's clever with it.
He is an evangelical type and I suspect his beliefs are responsible for his offensive 'men lead and women follow' attitude.
But of course he knows he needs to keep religion out of the workplace. Because the moment he brings religion in, we will nail him.
I need to have several effective retorts up my sleeve that allow me to both maintain my self-respect and stay out of my managers office.
Any ideas ??