Non-motivational speaking

  1. This weekend, the house supervisor told a nurse who declined to stay past her scheduled shift, "You'll just have to tell your co-workers they'll be working short today because you refuse to stay."

    Smart nurse said, "No, they'll be working short because someone in a position of greater authority than me failed to plan." (This was a shift that was open from the time the schedule came out, not a last- minute call-in.)

    And what are the chances of that nurse ever going out of her way to do something for that supervisor in the future?

    When will they ever learn?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   ainz
    Chances aren't good. It is amazing how hospitals and hospital companies will cut hours, cut jobs, cut resources, have their top executives make 6 and 7 figure incomes, ask and expect hourly employees to go out of their way to help out, and treat nurses with disrepect, and then wonder whatever happened to employee loyalty and commitment to the organization.

    The leaders of this hospital should apologize to the employees for their lack of planning, vision, leadership, and failure to grow the business and for putting employees in this situation, yeah, like that will ever happen.
  4. by   MandyInMS
    Sounds about par for the course..^5 to Smart Nurse for not playing into the 'mind game'.
  5. by   jnette
    Good for SmartNurse ! Maybe now DumbSupervisor will get some smarts.
  6. by   Tweety
    Yep, it amazes me those who rise to positions of authority have the most horrid people skills. How does this happen?
  7. by   donmurray
    The Peter principle is my favourite reason for it.
  8. by   chiefswife
    Yep, it amazes me those who rise to positions of authority have the most horrid people skills. How does this happen?
    Amen to that!
  9. by   FutureRNMichael
    Originally posted by donmurray
    The Peter principle is my favourite reason for it.
    Hmmm. Please do divulge.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    disgusted but not surprised, Love that old bullying tactic. Glad this nurse did NOT bite. Good for HER! WE all should be this way and eventually, this type of bullying, cajoling, and crap would STOP once and for all.
  11. by   sjoe
    3rd shift writes: "it amazes me those who rise to positions of authority have the most horrid people skills. How does this happen?"

    Usually because they are the only ones fool enough to:

    1) stick around long enough to have the seniority for the job when it opens,

    2) have their lips always puckered to caress the posteriors of supervisors from their very first day on the job, and

    3) accept the offer to be a "manager" within a chaotic and dysfunctional system which offers them NO useful training or support to do the job.
    Last edit by sjoe on Jul 29, '03
  12. by   Tweety
    Thanks sjoe! Makes sense perfect, sad but true, sense.

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