I hate my boss! - page 2

Hands up, how many of you actually hate your boss? I can imagine a fair few will be nodding their head in agreement that they hate there boss. I search google with the words 'I hate my boss' and... Read More

  1. Visit  libbyliberal profile page
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    I don't really hate my boss, well maybe a little, but I sure don't respect him. It's just that he is a total ninny d-bag who is never there and the only skill he has is the ability to kiss ass so they made him a director. He has run our unit into the ground. It is run by his buddies who are the worst of the worst.
    He is weirdly intimidated by those of us who are CCRNs and competent. If I put it all out there on this site - you wouldn't believe it and I would be terminated in a heartbeat. Sometimes I think I have landed in the twilight zone of nursing. Being smart and experienced is something I have to downplay so that I am not targeted. I am playing along and playing dumb because I like this job but I see through his management BS. If I jacked this thread too bad. My experience is that quality nurse managers and VPs of Nursing dont last very long, they want a yes man to screw over their staff. Ok I said and it's out there. Peace.
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  2. Visit  fantasyworld profile page
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    Quote from libbyliberal
    My experience is that quality nurse managers and VPs of Nursing dont last very long, they want a yes man to screw over their staff. Ok I said and it's out there. Peace.
    I get it. There's a comment we use at work that "this is the place where incompetence is rewarded." I've seen the people that are chosen for promotions. Those that are cheerleaders for the higher up's are given positions they are not qualified for. Management knows that they will do whatever they are told and not rock the boat. The less management has to deal with, the better. The good nurses on the units will literally kill themselves to make sure nothing happens to the patient thus covering for their incompetence or laziness. I feel like you that if I gave out specifics, I'd be identified and fired. No wonder burnout is so prevalent.
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  3. Visit  JeneraterRN profile page
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    I'm sorry to hear so many of you have problems with your boss/manager. I've been very fortunate, and after hearing some of these stories, shall not take a good boss for granted. My thoughts are with those who are struggling. On another note, you enlightened me as to boss being an actual definition for cattle. That's how we call our cattle home ("come boss"), but I always thought it was just slang.
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  4. Visit  zorabanks profile page
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    Nursing use to be my passion. It's not anymore. Work harder, work faster, and leave on time. Jugle, you better know it all and don't use your ouwn judgement. Very career depressed right now...must work and make at least what I make now just to get by!!!! Don't know what to do...
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  5. Visit  PintheD profile page
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    As a manager, I do not want anyone on my team who does not get along with me. It just adds too much weight to an already busy day. I fired a nurse last summer because she detested me, but could never explain why. She did not keep it a secret from her colleagues, or from me. Eventually, I decided, "Who needs it?"

    Getting a new job is not easy, but better to do this than get fired.

    Managers are human, just the same as staff. When our comfort zone is threatened, we will 'fix' it, just the same as anyone else would. Good luck!



    Wow! This is horrifying to me!! I would suggest taking some management classes to learn how to manage yourself so your comfort zone is not threatened. Maybe some self esteem enhancing books/classes. Others livelihoods have been entrusted to you. Please honor that.

    Can't say anymore. Too mad.
    Irish_Mist, kcmylorn, chevyv, and 4 others like this.
  6. Visit  SCSTxRN profile page
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    I love my boss. She worked her way up to RN over 10 years in health care, though - and worked as an RN for probably three or four years before moving up the food chain.. and she often says time on the floor is a necessity for knowing what is going on there.
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  7. Visit  bethisonline profile page
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    Bad experiences do and will occur as a result of poor management and weak leadership. If you ever have a really good nurse manager and effective leadership, do not ever quit that job! Effective leadership in healthcare is very difficult to find.
    Your article is EXCELLENT Thanks for posting it.
    Last edit by bethisonline on Dec 4, '11 : Reason: mispell
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  8. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    If I didn't know better, I would think this article was written by one of my co-workers. Job satisfaction is at an all time low amongst my co-workers and if asked why staff morale is so poor, almost unanimously they will blame our manager.

    I, personally, do not hate my boss but am finding it incredibly challenging to go to work lately because when she is mad at you (and she is currently mad at me), she goes out of her way to make your life miserable. Our turnover lately is incredible... those who found other jobs, took the first one that came along and were gone a minute after it was offered to them. In this economy, many feel stuck but people aren't even being picky now and just taking the first thing that comes along so they can get out of what is basically an abusive relationship. Several others have stated that they are leaving the minute they are offered something else. We are losing talented nurses for the sake of TPTB's egos. We are not going to be able to easily replace them either because 1. in this economy, people aren't really apt to leave their secure jobs just "for something different", 2. we are the lowest paying hospital in the city so in order for someone to leave their job and come to us, they'd have to take a pay-cut and 3. our hospital has a horrible reputation amongst nurses for the way staff is treated.
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  9. Visit  hardware syndrome profile page
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    i hate my boss so much that whenever i heard her name my blood boils.
  10. Visit  cgreeson profile page
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    All I can say is WOW... this is borderline creepy! I hate my boss as well but to be googling it. REALLY???? makes me not want to be a nurse. All I ever seen in these blogs are Nurses that just crab about everything. What's up with that? In all honesty I came to this webpage to be encouraged. Do all Nurses really hate eachother as much as this webpage makes it seem? This is in refference to the very first post.... with all of the googling on hated bosses.
    Last edit by cgreeson on Dec 10, '11 : Reason: clarification
  11. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    All I can say is WOW... this is borderline creepy! I hate my boss as well but to be googling it. REALLY???? makes me not want to be a nurse. All I ever seen in these blogs are Nurses that just crab about everything. What's up with that? In all honesty I came to this webpage to be encouraged. Do all Nurses really hate eachother as much as this webpage makes it seem? This is in refference to the very first post.... with all of the googling on hated bosses.


    I am sorry you feel that way but there are lots of blogs and lots of articles to read on this web site, if you chose to read mine and complain then I suggest you go find something you find suitable and avoid those that appear to creep you out

    This is my blog and I find it therapeutic
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  12. Visit  cgreeson profile page
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    Madwife.... you are very right. I apologize....
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  13. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Accepted thank you :-)


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