Ok people...I need advice. What is one to do when a nurse that you've worked the floor with is promoted to a supervisory position and the power immediately goes to her head? For instance, she came bellowing into work today because someone parked in her reserve parking spot - an honest mistake because that particular parking spot wasn't marked as "reserved" on Friday and the person who parked there Monday didn't expect it to be changed.
She is always threatening to fire CNA's because they are not doing their work - then turns around and leaves things undone herself - or better yet - assigns tasks to CNA's that are nursing responsibilities and then gets mad when they can't complete them (e.g. telling CNA's to perform MMSE's.)
The other nurses have gotten to the point where we can laugh at the fool she is making out of herself, but I feel sorry for the CNA's who worry about the constant threats. I would hate to see any valued member of our healthcare team leave because of this psycho person.
Any hints? Should I just let this blow over? Do you think she'll come down to earth eventually? She's only been in this position for a week now and has already moved into her office, gotten a reserved parking spot and has had received all the other perks offered. How can I get the hot air out of her head?