Lazy, demanding staff - page 2

What ever happened to strong work ethics?... Read More

  1. by   maureeno
    I don't see staff doing the minimum
    nor do I see any gameboys or puzzles
    I do see sicker patients
    more regulations
    and more of us cleaning toliets and floors
    because housekeeping has been reduced
    luckily our management appreciates our hard work
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by maureeno
    I don't see staff doing the minimum
    nor do I see any gameboys or puzzles
    I do see sicker patients
    more regulations
    and more of us cleaning toliets and floors
    because housekeeping has been reduced
    luckily our management appreciates our hard work
    I agree. Lucky you, at least mgt appreciates this. Many are not so fortunate. But all you say is true here.
  3. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by oramar
    I guess right away you were a boss, didn't even have to look at the profile.

    DITTO!.....and l am ever happy not to have a manager with this attitude.....l go to work....never take a break, seldom take a lunch...do more with less....come home with less to give my family because l am so tired....l stay later than my shift when the ship is sinking.......either you have a staff that is a total dud (doubtful) or someone needs to start a thread called selfish,clueless managers.............LR
  4. by   ChainedChaosRN
    I too have noticed a change in work ethics over the years. I also am in management and have been for several years. I think what some fail to see that are not in management - how much time we have to spend on the people that don't do their jobs. Those people are growing in numbers.

    Unfortunately there are lazy nurses, nurses with no work ethics, nurses who steal drugs, steal patients belongs, who don't pass their medication etc etc. We all have seen them and worked with them.

    Fortunately, there are wonderful nurses. Nurses that go the extra mile. Nurses like this we have all worked with...and can point them out too.

    Also from a management perspective, not only are the "bad" nurses/employees increasing in number it's becoming tougher and tougher to get rid of them.
  5. by   sjoe
    chained writes: "I think what some fail to see that are not in management - how much time we have to spend on the people that don't do their jobs. Those people are growing in numbers."

    Another way of saying it: management is not exhibiting effective leadership/staff supervision AND "those people" are being hired in growing numbers by interviewers (management) who don't know what they are doing.

    A motto for you: "A poor workman always blames his tools."
    Last edit by sjoe on Feb 27, '03
  6. by   maureeno
    lazy demanding staff
    selfish clueless managers
    pity the patients
  7. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by sjoe
    chained writes: "I think what some fail to see that are not in management - how much time we have to spend on the people that don't do their jobs. Those people are growing in numbers."

    Another way of saying it: management is not exhibiting effective leadership/staff supervision AND "those people" are being hired in growing numbers by interviewers (management) who don't know what they are doing.

    A motto for you: "A poor workman always blames his tools."


    ^5........where l work....lazy staff are the minority.....basicly get eaten alive by the rest of us.....then again....we have some leadership going on......to be honest, a manager COULD find that they have been stuck with a poor staff at large, however, why would you stay in such a position?.....says more about the manager than the staff...imo.........LR
  8. by   ChainedChaosRN
    "A poor workman always blames his tools."

    Sure I have broad shoulders, I'll take the blame for the drug addicts, patient abusers, thiefs. Wouldn't want to put any blame on Mom and Pop now would we. Let's blame management. A good manager owns all the problems and works on fixing it. I guess you wouldn't know that.

    Oh and btw...if management didn't know what they were doing...guess they would be clueless to it even happening right?

    Maybe Sjoe, you could give me a few pointers on spotting drug addicts, abusers and thiefs during job interviews? Handwriting analysis? Lie detectors for their people they list as references? Criminal background checks is mandatory. What would you recommend ..a crystal ball?

    A motto for you: A poor workman always blames his manager.
  9. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by ChainedChaosRN
    "A poor workman always blames his tools."

    Sure I have broad shoulders, I'll take the blame for the drug addicts, patient abusers, thiefs. Wouldn't want to put any blame on Mom and Pop now would we. Let's blame management. A good manager owns all the problems and works on fixing it. I guess you wouldn't know that.

    Oh and btw...if management didn't know what they were doing...guess they would be clueless to it even happening right?

    Maybe Sjoe, you could give me a few pointers on spotting drug addicts, abusers and thiefs during job interviews? Handwriting analysis? Lie detectors for their people they list as references? Criminal background checks is mandatory. What would you recommend ..a crystal ball?

    A motto for you: A poor workman always blames his manager.

    Never heard that one before.....but any excuse is better than none.....maybe you can get some tips from my manager...we don't have these problems......l am not in mngmt....so do not ask me how to do your job.
  10. by   hapeewendy
    Lazy , well I dont know about you guys but sometimes I leave work ,after not having a break ,or dealing so short staffed that it becomes a safety issue ,and wonder what more I could have done besides offer up one of my healthy kidney's to a patient in need......
    Lazyness much like stupidity , affects all age groups,professions,races, both genders and will never die...
    I wasnt around for the "good old days"
    and sometimes I'm really happy about that.....
    if the good old days meant having no personal life whatsoever, devoting your entire life to your work , breaking your back prematurely and making the doctors coffee then I want NO part of it...
  11. by   l.rae
    you know what Wendy???.....l was around for the good old days...my dad was a blue collar union worker, my mom a an office supervisor for a large county division(clerk of courts)....they both had impeccable work ethics.....they also had breaks, lunch, safe working conditions, and bosses who showed appreciation and respect.......at least in one aspect the original poster was right....the good old days are long gone.
  12. by   hapeewendy
    I hear ya friend I really do , I look at my mom and see what an incredible worker she is , her work ethic would leave anyone marvelling,seriously , awe inspiring sometimes
    unfortunately all her work still gets her treated pathetically a lot of the time because she is in her 50' s and not in a "profession"
    so yes , I can admire the good old days , and envy the work ethic and teamwork etc, but I cant handle that for many ppl , being treated crappy and stuck in an unhappy job situation was the reality of the time..
    so it really is a draw sometimes isnt it?
    lil of column A and a lil of column B
    so I'm figuring that humankind will be perfect by the year 3026 or so, that or extinct, either way
  13. by   baseline
    This is a double edged sword. Where I work, and from my perspective as a contract employee, I am not very impressed with the nursing managers. They are for the most part very lacking in good management skills. The staff follows the leader, and although they may indeed be busting their buns, the attitude starts at the top and trickles down.

    Drug seekers and thieves? Seems like an administrative issue if all your staff has those problems.

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