Favoritism in Nursing? - page 2
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I started my first nursing job a year ago as a part-time nurse at a hospital. I was told that as soon as an opening came open I would be getting it. I lacked experience so I knew that if I did not get a full-time position it... Read More
- 1Oct 18, '11 by brandy1017If you aren't unionized they can do whatever they please. It's probably best if you either transfer to another unit when a full time job becomes avail or look for a job at another hospital. Why stay where you are being passed over and unappreciated by management and your coworkers.
- 0Oct 18, '11 by anotheroneThis goes on everywhere in every field. unless you had some type of contract that would let you have the next FT position you have nothing to stand on. Depending on the manger and my relationship with him/her i would ask why i was not chosen for the job or how you can improve your chances of being hired. are all of these positions for your unit or different units? Prepare for this being the norm in all of your working life even if you end up far from nursing. the "favorites" are often chosen, even at cost of profit sometimes!, for positions that would have been better off being given to someone else.
- 3Oct 18, '11 by DutchRN09I once worked somewhere PRN, and the manager always said when an opening comes up (FT) you'll get it. Guess what, an opening came, I applied and did not get it...
I moved on. The message was loud and clear, and I had been very flexible PRN. But you have teach people how to treat you, and since I felt misled, I left.
- 0Oct 18, '11 by WineCountryRNSo far great advice from the other posters. Sometimes there are reasons beyond your control that you will not be advanced to the position you want b/c it is about timing and often, not what your know, who you know. Does your employer have affirmative action in place and have to hire demographical? You knows but who cares b/c you really need to find the right spot for you. It is hard to not take it personally...yes, most nurses want to please and care for others and when they can not it is personally very frustrating for them."Your time is limited, so donít waste it living someone elseís life. Gosh, here are some helpful words (I hope)
Donít let the noise of othersí opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.Ē - Steve Jobs
So maybe there is something else for you out there or maybe you will have to ride it out. I have been told that once that my manager didn't like competition and she micromanaged me and threw me under the bus more than once. Yes, you young go-getters can seem threatening even through you don't mean to be. All I am saying is that there are many reasons why you are getting over looked so just look elsewhere. In the mean time, take whatever experience you can (performance improvement projects, join a committee, take all the free classes the institution has to offer). Best of luck to you.
- 0Oct 18, '11 by MsBlissfulMOVE ON. Nurse managers have liked me and disliked me too. Favortism rules. Asking for more meetings, clarification..
Its all just going to do a whole lot of nothing. that is UNLESS you are in a fair size hospital with a HR department.
I think its time you speak to them.. and look for another job.
- 0Oct 18, '11 by Good Morning, GilWelcome to the corporate world. Favoritism is everywhere. Unfortunately, sometimes the ones that work hard and do well never advance. It's not right, but it's the way it is. However, that is not to say that you can't pursue your dreams, etc. It is just harder for someone who doesn't know someone than it is for people that have connections. I have never had connections either, and there are many people like you and me that do just fine anyway. Personally, I like earning what I get, more satisfying that way, although I guess I really wouldn't mind having connections lol. Anyway...the point is...it sounds like you are working in a toxic environment. Sounds like you are a nice and helpful nurse. Next time you hear them talking about you, ask them if they have a problem with the care you are giving. Just say something like...if there is something that I am not fulfilling for this pt, I would like to know; I want to be a good nurse. That will shut them up.
Once you put in your time there (try to stick it out a year), put in for an internal transfer for another floor or look elsewhere. (that is, if you want to lol). Good luck to you....this is just a bump in the road. Just focus on all you're learning right now, and don't take what the others say personally. They'd rather gossip than take good care of their patients, pathetic.
- 0Oct 18, '11 by caliotter3After you have taken a good, hard look at the situation with an unbiased view, decide if you need to change, do not need to change, but to endure, or make plans to start a job search in the not so distant future. You may be able to stick it out because you need the job, but on the other hand, you may be able to find a much better situation for yourself if you start looking soon. At any rate, maintain a high level of professionalism because it may occur to TPTB that they need to find a reason to get rid of you when they can no longer justify why they are showing preferential treatment to everyone else over you. Try to look at things from the standpoint of needing to do what is best for you. Good luck.