Staff changing assignment sheets (and no respect in general.)

  1. I am in a supervisory (supposedly) position and also do scheduling. I make daily assignment sheets as well. Certain employees take the liberty of reassigning others they don't want to work with to other halls by marking through their names. I'm getting rather frustrated about this but don't know if I should ignore it and accept it or confront the offenders. We have a DON who never seems to have a problem with anyone challenging his authority. I, on the other hand, am basically a joke when it comes to leadership--the employees basically tell me what they are going to do. I asked a CNA to get vitals on a resident in an acute situation recently and was blown off and told she had something else to do, I ended up getting the vitals myself.

    It's like, who's working for who?

    I do have a temper but showing me gets nowhere. Write ups get thrown in the garbage (if I write them). The facility likes having me around, I'm helpful, run errands and labwork, do this and that, clean and organize the DON's office...but when it comes to respect I feel like I get none and it's really getting me down. The pay and hours are good and I know leaving would not be smart, as so many other factors come into play when it comes to reasons to keep this job. Just looking for insight, words of wisdom, suggestions...
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  3. by   noc4senuf
    Our staff know the strict unwritten rule that comes with the schedule.... DO NOT change or alter it without talking to management.
  4. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Why are you cleaning and organizing the DON's office? And if you ask a staff member to do something and they don't, that is insubordination and in most places, it's a valid reason to fire someone even if it is the first offense.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Well, you put up with the BS and take the paycheck or you resign when you have a new job. That is the choice in such a situation, you are not going to convince the DON to grow a set.

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