While you are out looking for a job, try to remember those DONs work for other corporations too. There are still some people who become DONs who have NEVER read a leadership book. They become DONs because they were good charge nurses. Try to "interview" the DON or ADON. What is the DONs philosophy on management? Does she manage by fear and intimidation or through true mentoring. Sounds like your new DON manages through fear and intimidation. It is more effective to lead through education and mentoring although it is more time consuming and may take longer to see results. Some people believe the title DON gives them power and respect. It does neither, you have to earn both. Hopefully in your next job you will have a DON who understands this. Good Luck in your new job. LTC is hard enough without a DON who makes everything punitive.