You Want Me To Do WHAT??! - page 2

One of the many unexpected delights of my new job as DNS in an assisted living community is the mutual respect and admiration that has developed between my executive director, Mike, and me. I've... Read More

  1. Visit  gonzo1 profile page
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    It won't be hard for you because you are talking about something that you know and care so much about. Just look at it as a chance to start to educate everyone on a very important issue. May the force be with you
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  3. Visit  joyouter profile page
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    You are so very lucky and I am sooo jealous!! Seriously, the working environment and your boss seem to be heaven sent. The reality of how many poor nursing managers are out there, wrecking havoc, causing hell for others who are trying to do their jobs and seem to find senior positions, no matter what the sin - is pretty overwhelming in numbers. Regardless of the plethora of management training, skills asessment etc. etc. we witness a never ending repetitiveness of nursing managers who should not be in that role. I was reminded of my own experience where I had a similar director who encouraged all of us, recognised our skills and was always ready to teach and support, most of all, to joke, laugh and support our endeavours. Our unit was also growing rapidly and its success was due to the constant, positive vibes and feedback from managers and patients. Only many years later, do I realise how much missed this, as I have never had a similar experience where I would enjoy working 7 days a week if needed! With such support and mentor, You will do well because you love what you do which injects into whatever type of presentation you choose to make, Congratulations and continue along the path.
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  4. Visit  GHGoonette profile page
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    Ha HAAAA! There ya go, Viva!!!
    Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Jan 14, '11 : Reason: quoting deleted post
  5. Visit  nursepenelope profile page
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    That is so awsome...I would be freaking out(hate public speaking), but sounds like such a great opportunity. I love the fact that your boss has so much confidence in you. Let us know how things go, and I want to hear your speech.
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  6. Visit  diane227 profile page
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    THANK GOD there are people like you out there. Taking their responsibility for taking care of our aging population seriously but while still having a little fun!!!!
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  7. Visit  Carolina34 profile page
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    Sounds like he has a great deal of confidence in you - and since he seems like such a stellar, intelligent person, he obviously must have good reason! You can do it - go educate the crap out of them
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  8. Visit  lamazeteacher profile page
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    You have been given a choice - to sell the facility's byline with some discomfort, or quit.

    However there's another choice, which is going to the nearest Labor Board with the fact that public speaking isn't in your job description (you have looked at that, I hope) and you have been coerced with the threat of "two weeks notice", to sell that facility's services.

    Selling health is one thing, but selling your facility to the public is unlikely what you were hired to do, I would think.
  9. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    Quote from lamazeteacher
    You have been given a choice - to sell the facility's byline with some discomfort, or quit.

    However there's another choice, which is going to the nearest Labor Board with the fact that public speaking isn't in your job description (you have looked at that, I hope) and you have been coerced with the threat of "two weeks notice", to sell that facility's services.

    Selling health is one thing, but selling your facility to the public is unlikely what you were hired to do, I would think.
    Oh, no, no---my boss didn't say he'd give me two weeks notice (or ask me to resign) if I didn't do the presentation, he merely observed that I should be happy I have MONTHS to prepare it instead of two weeks, like he had. He wouldn't make me do it if I truly didn't want to......but he knows I'm a flaming extrovert just like he is and wouldn't have a problem with speaking in front of people.

    Besides, who knows where all this could lead? Six months ago I thought I was finished as a nurse; now I'm on the upswing and there's no telling how far I can go. I'm sublimely happy where I am, but I've always wanted to be able to write and educate on health topics, and maybe this is how I'll get there. Again.......who knows?
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  10. Visit  lamazeteacher profile page
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    Sorry I got your situation differently than it is. It's great that you are enjoying your work!
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  11. Visit  tanjazovko profile page
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    hello,it is big chance for you,i work as nurse 15 years and i still remmber my first seminar it was oh my god,but now im really good.so you have enought time you practise and learn it is important if you want to be good.people soory because my english is not very good.
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