I turned down a management job
- 2Aug 26, '11 by tokmom, BSNAs I posted here a month ago, our assistant manager passed away. Approx. a week ago, my nurse manager asked me if I wanted the position. I was flattered, but told him no. I like my current position and I like touching people. He told me I could work 2 days doing 12 hrs and then the other two days I would do management in 8 hr shifts. He thought I would jump on that, but why would I want to work 5 days a week and have that pressure? Since I have my ADN, I would have to get my BSN within a few years. I plan on doing so, but first have to get my husband healthier and graduate two kids from college.
I told him I would be more than happy to help him with paperwork by coming in on Friday for a few hours.
My husband supported me, but I have a feeling he thinks I'm nuts.
I really do think I have a good thing going. I work Tue-thur, 7-7:30. I do charge position, discharges and education. My boss treats me like his right hand man, and I spend a lot of time going to management meetings and being on several commitees, and help make decisions that influence the running of our floor, yet I don't have the bean counters putting a thumb on my head. I also won't have the pressure of returning to school right away with the above issues.
I'm pretty comfortable with my decision, but part of me feels as though I should be climbing the ladder.
- 6Aug 26, '11 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RN"i really do think i have a good thing going. i work tue-thur, 7-7:30. i do charge position, discharges and education. my boss treats me like his right hand man, and i spend a lot of time going to management meetings and being on several commitees, and help make decisions that influence the running of our floor, yet i don't have the bean counters putting a thumb on my head. i don't have the pressure of returning to school right away with the above issues."
i'd have done the same.
- 1Aug 26, '11 by MarisetteSounds like you made the best decision for you. Managment jobs can be very stressful, unless it suits your personality. However, you sound very competent and we can use some good nurses in management. I try to support my nurse managers because I would rather have an RN manager than a business degree manager.
- 1Aug 26, '11 by tokmom, BSNThanks everyone. I do feel good about where I'm sitting. My manager is disappointed though, but I think he can deal.
As for touching people, yeah I keep it clean. I love to help do procedures, pass meds and start IV's.
My manager has his masters, so he does have that nursing background, but he is so far removed he sometimes needs a reality check. I would really hate to become like that.
- 4Aug 26, '11 by mba2bsn"Society's plan of attack is to create dissatisfaction, to convince us that we must be in a constant pursuit for something "out there" that is sure to bring us happiness. Contentment is possible when we stop striving for more " - Charles Swindoll. Godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment - 1 Tim. 6:6