I hate my boss! - page 4

by madwife2002 15,247 Views | 43 Comments Senior Moderator

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 with that simple sentence i... Read More


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    wait for it....
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    My manager has left a list of extra things to do in our kitty everyday so far this week. My co-worker who has at least three more years experience than I do at this facility was angry but kept her composure somehow. Honestly I think once people become managers they forget how hard it is to actually be on the floor and dealing up close with the patients and their needs. They want to perserve costs and spending along with being able to tell the DON oh look at my floor how well I am managing everything. Excuse me but managing anything takes a team. You cannot just keep having us get things changed around and expect everything to get better. If you keep getting doctors to change a patient's meds around, well who has to deal with the insanity of it all? The floor nurses 24 hours. You are there certain times and you can go run off to a meeting and still leave on time. We stay beyond our time to ensure things get done. We don't get paid after a certain time but if we don't finish here comes the manager calling you at home and handing you a write up when you show up to work. Honestly I am taking classes towards my masters. I don't want to be the DON or unit manager. I rather get a job I enjoy doing where there isn't as much politics and drama. Once I change out of my scrubs, I want to be able to have a life outside of work. Working for you isn't my whole life thanks.
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    Quote from LRNGIRL
    Yeah I am in the same boat right now.. They just hired a new office manager where I work..to top it off she's 25 years old, just finished her bachelors degree a year ago and has no managerial experience or clinical experience... She thinks it's ok to sit in her office and delegate to everyone and tell them what they are doing wrong. Burns me up..
    i just hate seeing some people sit at the desk and text while I am running around like a maniac to finish my work, not fair and I am around her age and I do work hard. If you are 25 and healthy get off that chair and go help out more.
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    I so agree with your post about managers. Just because someone has a MSN doesn't make them management material. I am currently suffering through this situation now. The current manager is driving the staff crazy with all the foolishness. I'm sorry, you just can't wing it in healthcare in any position. We are dealing with people's lives.All my manager seems to care about is how good the unit looks on paper to the uppermanagement mangers to report to. clearly anything or anyone can look good on paper, but once one digs further can see the truth about what is going on. I just avoid my mananger as much as possible, i only speak to the manager on a need to basis.
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    once again i shall say on this subject "not everything that shines is gold" in my career i have met great nm & upper management colleagues that are a dream to work with, and on the opposite side of the coin those that lack the art of listening and are side blinded by the numbers to impress administration without placing any concerns for their immediate staff....just saying
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    It should be mandatory that during a new hire MGR - orientation to include at first working with STNA on the floor..then orient with the nurse to do med pass..then go from there. The unit Mgr in our floor right now- I don't know what she does. I only see her at the time clock when it's time to leave.
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    AMEN Sister I feel ya.
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    AMEN!!
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    at this level, i can only say that it saddens me to hear some of you, as you cry for help and it seems that you're not receiving the proper assistance from your immediate boss. nurse managers handle the operations and staffing of specific units in a health care facility, some examples include departments such as radiology, intensive care unit or the emergency room. having said that, the nurse manager will assign the appropriate nursing staff to each unit or department. furthermore, the nursing plans for the patients in each unit are developed by the nm, who coordinates the efforts of the nursing teams to keep everyone in the unit and department in one accord with patient's medical care and condition. in addition, the nm's perform research to remain up to date on current knowledge on nursing care practices, the nm also participates in assessment activities to determine the individual needs of the patients and overall program needs for the health care facility. a nurse manager conducts training for staff that may require additional guidance or instructions. unquestionably, a nm's perform research to remain up to date on current knowledge on nursing care practices. undoubtedly, a nm, interact with patients, and the family of patients and he/she will develop service unit goals, coordinate new programs and identify plans for patients. a nurse manager evaluates and monitors for conduct that is safe, legal and ethical, this requires ensuring the unit equipment used for the patients is functioning properly and safely. following this further, a nurse manager handles the budget for her unit and department, this means tracking monthly budget figures and determining the needs for supplies and medical equipment. needless to say, this may call for evaluating new products or equipment that the health care facility may purchase in the future. therefore, nm's report to meetings with other department managers to share information, ideas and problem solving for the facility. a nurse manager has the responsibility of remaining in contact with persons of all levels of nursing to coordinate patient services, this also involves working with physicians to properly plan unit activities for patient care. a nm, supervises and evaluates employees, and works with patients and their families to provide assistance for health care. consequently, nm's also process paperwork such as department budgets, disciplinary actions against employees and patients' medical records.
    lastly, this could be the reason that some nurse managers are not seeing as often as some of you might like, even though when i was a nm, i made sure that everyone knew that i was present and my door was kept open to whatever needed to be discuss with my staff, and they always knew that i had their back. with that said, i can only speak on my behalf when it comes to the nm's duties which i performed year after year in the mainland. wishing all of you a better relationship with your immediate boss.....aloha~




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    I totally agree with all of the Posters who verbalized their complaints about their bosses. I think all the views on the complaints are valid and are vividly right on point. We have all seen these poor examples in one form or another and if we remain in nursing long enough we will see them all over and over again- hense the phrase "same S*** different day". An what is sad is that no matter what institution or what speciality we go into- their toxicity continues.
    I think we are all aware that NM have alot of "behind the scenes" responsibilites to perform; however I think some of the posters have brought out the "hitting the nail on the head" point- if that manager is not a secure person and is easily threatened- then forget it. The most experienced nurse, the brightest nurse, the most competent nurse, the most beloved nurse on that unit is GONE! The nit picking by management is going to start, the write ups are going to start, the micromanagement is going to start, the dogging, the harassment, the managment abuse( disrespect and venomous distain) is going to come that nurse's way.

    The points were brought out- if that nurse mananger has feelings of threat, insecurity, and inferiority( and it is my opinnion based on years of experience, and bearing the brunt of these insecure NM's), that nurse manager needs a therapist. It is not the experienced or competent nurse's 'FAULT', they have "X" number of years in the profession, or knows their nursing material better than the NM does. The nursing staff is a reflection on that company- if the competent nurses are all gotton rid of, leaving the less self assured nurses- what does that say about that company's level of nursing care quality or patient safety focus??? To me it says - they don't care, just make the NM comfortable. Then there is the "power" to hold some one else's family financial future in the hands of some one who feels inferior to their staff nurses' ability. These NM managers( and there are more insecure ones than secure ones- it's an epidemic) are truely dangeous practioners.

    I have come across only 1 NM in my 32 yrs of nursing who I feel was an outstanding example of Nursing Management and she was active duty Air Force, it was in a military treatment facility. If you brought a concern or breach to her- she addressed it, corrected it and got back to you, she was not afraid to tell you up front- the patient is an 'jack ass' and went out to speak to that patient about their behavior, she had a firm belief- her staff was NOT going to be abused by any patient or family, she knew first hand that patients and families abuse nurses, she knew her staff and their work habits- she knew that CNA and receptions like to play"nurse" and wasn't going to have it, she knew it out of line and corrected them. She did not play games, she dealt with her staff straight up Everyones opinnion mattered, she listened and you knew she was listening by her feed back. You felt comfortable doing your job and with this attitude of hers- you wanted to excel and keep challenging yourself to learn more and perform higher. Her managing of her staff, made the staff grow. I saw her mad one time- at a very demanding patient and off she went to speak to that patient. She was pro staff and her staff knew it.
    I am sorry to say- no civilan nurse manager could ever hold a candle to her. My take on why that is- as active duty military she was an service member first, a nurse second. The Air Force has qualities that it's members have to live by- integrity, and honor, no airman left behind. These qualities carried through to her nursing management AND Leadership skills. She did not heasitate to her nurses thier good points- good work ethic, good patient rapport, That was the first time in 32 yrs I hear from a boss- I had good work ethics- Attention civilian world: That's sad!!!!! Needless to say, I was in tears when she was promoted to a higher rank and transferred. She too had a budget to be concerned about- a very strick budget. In the military, Congress votes on the military budget every year. You get what you get- there is no going and whinning I need more money and getting it. The CEO is the Group commander and they dont earn multimillion dollar salaries. This is also a big part of our corrupt civilan healthcare system.

    It's was the giving of respect to her staff that was her strength which only came from her being secure and having a good personal assessment of her own nursing skills. The respect was reciprocated by the staff and the military could teach this pee poor civilan world( and pee poor it is) a few things about management and leadership. Even the Squadron commander( an L and D nurse) emulated the same leadership qualities. They didn't go around acting like a bunch of insecure dizzy bots. That's my observation and HO.
    Last edit by kcmylorn on Jun 23, '12
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