I have been a nurse for five years at a level one trauma center and have decided to make an advance in my career and move to another specialty, however my manager has given every job I apply for a bad reference. I have nothing against my current manager other than, I dont trust that he has a good backbone and allows alot of mess to go on in the unit. But other than that, we have no issues...at least I thought. I have approached my manager about these references and he denies it. I feel like he is trying to stop me from advancing my career on purpose, but I don't why. I have no disciplinary write-up's, attendance is good, I get along with everyone, even have great recommendations from doctor's I work side by side with, but again, no job acceptance to jobs I KNOW I am qualified for.
My question is, is it necessary to give the next hiring manager a reference from your current manager if you already he is not going to give you a good reference for his own personal reasons against me? Please help me