Manager is sabotaging my future :(
- 0I 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
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- 0Thank you @#1ME. I was told by many to not use him as a reference. I didn't know for sure if that would look bad or not, and if it would be questioned as to why I chose not too, I really wouldn't know what to say. He is the nursing supervisor/manager and we have a assistant nurse manager and she don't do references for some reason. I work a hard to fill position, (weekends), and I'm wondering if that's why he's trying to stop me from leaving. I am so frustrated, I don't know what to do
- 1Jul 22, '12 by Sun0408He doesn't want you to leave so he is sabotaging your plans. I will say, I have never used any manager as a reference, its really not needed. Many managers will not give references, some companies have policies against it, go figure.. Im sure your time there and experience is enough to get you a interview. If you need a reference from someone in management; ask your charge nurse for one. If you are close with any of the Dr. ask one of them, your co-workers past and present can also be a reference.