We have peer reviews for our evals along with manager. The peer comments are anonymous. I received my eval the other day and there is a comment that puzzles me. It sort of echo's some of the comments that I see here about nurses being direct in their advice.
The comment said I was a realist more than an optimist. What is your interpretation of this?
This is my work personality as follows: If the floor is following apart, I acknowledge that today will be a hairy one, but I'm there to help and we can get through the day.
If my day is falling apart (Charge, being overwhlemed with admits/discharges, fires)I let people know I can't run down the hall every 5 minutes to co-sign for them. They need to find another nurse.
If a piece of equipment fails to work, I will call it a piece of crap
(under my breath and never in a room), but go get another pump, pca, etc..for the nurse and call it good.
I try to be optimistic at work, but there are some days it just isn't possible to be Pollyanna.
I'm not insulted, just wonder what that comment really meant and I can't ask them of course.
Jul 24, '11
by tokmom, BSN, RN
Thanks everyone. I have no clue on what that meant, either did my manager. He knows who wrote it though, but I don't.
I don't find it good or bad, just sort of..different.
I'm not a Pollyanna, nor am I negative. I guess I'm just inbetween.
Last edit by tokmom on Jul 24, '11