What's the weirdest thing management has said to you? - page 13

Based on the thank you card thread, what's the most bizarre thing said to you by management or administration? I can think of a few that will always stand out in my mind. When discussing our... Read More

  1. Visit  nursej22 profile page
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    During a staff meeting about how soon we needed to respond if on-call:
    Staff member-- can they call on a land line instead of using the pager? My house is in a dead spot and pages don't always go through.
    Unit manager--I hope your bedroom isn't a dead spot, too.
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  3. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    Quote from krwrnbsn
    I was interviewing for my current position and the nurses manger said, "well, aren't you cute." Uhhhh, thanks!
    Me: "'Kay, thanks, bye!"

    LOL where do they get these people?!
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  4. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    Quote from nursej22
    During a staff meeting about how soon we needed to respond if on-call:
    Staff member-- can they call on a land line instead of using the pager? My house is in a dead spot and pages don't always go through.
    Unit manager--I hope your bedroom isn't a dead spot, too.
    See above! LOL - again...
  5. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    Quote from KelRN215
    Hospitals do too. Note that I said my managers' statement of "the hospital always errs on the employees' side" was one of the weirdest/funniest things management has ever said to me because it is so obviously untrue.
    And is precisely why all of us should carry professional liability insurance. Because the hospital will NOT back you up - they'll just hire another one just like ya.
  6. Visit  monkeybug profile page
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    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    "Unit secretaries on weekends are a luxury!"

    Apparently,the phones don't ring, there are no call bells, no visitors at the desk, no doctors, etc on weekends. Who knew?
    At the very first hospital I worked at, we complained at length about not having a unit secretary because calls were being missed frequently, and we did phone triage for our OBs. So patients were calling with legitimate needs and concerns, and no one was answering the phone because we were caring for patients who were actually on the unit. Their answer? We got cordless phones that we had to keep in our pocket. It got really awkward. Imagine having your hand in someone's vagina doing a cervical exam, and your pocket rings (in the days before ubiquitous cell phones). Or you'd have to stop pushing with a patient to go stand in the hallway and talk to another patient on the phone.
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