all nurses out there that has been around the block a time or two!
i have a night manager that is so bipolar it isn't funny. no flaming please! i don't know how else to put it to be honest. she will go out of her way to aggervate you and so on and so forth. tonight we had a situation on our floor that two pt.'s came from the er to the same room at the same time. we are semi private. if that isn't an oxymoron i don't know what isn't. anyways, one of the nurses that was getting one of the pt.s said don't they know not to send both pt's at once in discust. our manager said to keep her voice down in her condisending tone because the pt's family might hear you. the nurse said i don't care! this nurse usually don't say anything and the tention was high anyways. well, i thought it was funny that she said anything at all. so i laughed. so, this is where is gets out of control. my manager litterally gets her face into mine and says, "i hope your family members are never in a er cart waiting to get into a room and hear a nursing laughing!" i was in shock. she was mad at the other nurse, but she won't stand for it so she yelled at me. the other nurse told the manager, she wasn't laughing at the pt. she was laughing at me. then the nurse said "i would hope so!" and walks down the hall.
there is alot of history with this woman. this isn't the first time she has gotten in someones face before and gotten away with it. the main manager was told about it, but she don't do anything about it. more than half our floor is actively looking for other jobs. it's a mess. i am going to be looking myself, because my licence and job is not worth just telling her off royally. is there anything else i can do because of her behavior. i have never seen anything like this and i have been working in several hospitals. thank you for any input, because she is probley the one to be called about any transfer. i am afraid if i say anything she will make my life even worse that it is at work right now. thank goodness i have my husband who is supportive. again thank you to all.