My gosh. I have a hard time imagining that you have such immature children wroking in you facilities.
I went from an LPN to RN. More responsibility = more stress. Now I have also taken on the job of charge nurse = even more responsibility = even more stress.
We take turns being charge. my day right now is Fri. (my 2nd day in a 3 day week.)
It is easier not to be charge. As charge I must be aware of everything that is going on. I put out fires and am the problem solver. I do all admissions and then carry that patient for the rest of the shift plus my other patients. I attend meetings. I keep my people informed of what is up. Keep management informed. Advocate for staffing etc. and on and on.
As a staff nurse, I don't have to do anything but care for my patients. I offer and help out others where needed, and do pitch in in when someone else's patient is in a crisis. However, I can put on blinders to most things and don't have to feel like everything is my responsiblilty. If someone elses patient goes bad and I not charge well of course I help but I don't feel responsible. I act more in a helper and support role.
As charge I have more work more responsibility and less compensation in proportion to what I do. (we get a whole dollar more). As charge I deal with other nurses' patient's families doctors etc.
I realize I have to make unpopular decisions and demands of the staff. I remind myself this is not a social club, poeple may not like me for my decision. That is OK. I can get over a need for everyone to think I'm oh so nice. I am fair. Fairness is recognized and respected. If I were to try and please, everyone all the time I would be easily manipulated and eaten alive.
Nope this position calls for me bieng a grown-up and putting aside my desire to be liked all the time.
Ofcourse I dont' like it. I want to be liked. But as I said I find that in the long run I am respected more for fairness and people do like me for that, and they do not try to manipulate me. oh and I get to practice my diplomacy.
I make sure I come to work on Fri. especially, with a good attitude, calmness, and an organized mind. I actually have to plan and think about attitude before I even leve the house.
Now I have to ask why you asked