new to a new night supervisor position, the day supervisor was very intimidated by me.... don't know why to this day.
She undermined everything I did and said and convinced the staff that I was out to get her job, (well anyone new to a position comes in with a blazing get things done attitude, she sat and coffee clutched and balanced her check book), I never wanted her job, just to do mine well.
My first priority was changing scheduling out of management hands to give it to the staff, hell they're working it... right???
I spent a month preparing for my presentation at a staff meeting on different scheduling options, tracks, self scheduling ect.... she convinced the staff that I had different motives, told her pet nurses that I was out to give the new people what they wanted, not take care of them like she could ect.
The meeting ended up being SOOOO hostile against me, (when my intention was to have a schedule that was FAIR, done by the staff), worse yet, the manager allowed it to continue, as I suffered through personal attacks and well it was VERY bad.
Hindsight taught me to get buy in and move slowly before suggesting any changes, but this continued until this RAT left to manage the step down which has the highest turn over rate in the hospital.
People like this make your life at work just miserable, I chose to stick it out, still have the dents in my skull from that perverbial wall. Sometimes it's easier to leave,
Sometimes the battle is worth it. To this day I look back and wonder if it was