Thinking about this one and cannot vote for any of the above choices...can be any of the indivudual choices or a toxic combo of any,many, all. Have many "t-shirts" from experiences with the "inspiring", aspiring execs...with each and every "new idea" they develop, my face looks like this
...have become very attuned to BOHICA management...it's worth waking up every day just to find out exactly how far they are bending us over...my present manager is OK...still too early to tell if he will have that sudden memory loss of bedside experience that many new managers develop...have had many managers who were monsters...asking staff to do the impossible with nothing to offer except "shut it up and suck it up"...
And if we decide to exercise our freedom of speech as guaranteed under the US Constitution we are given immediate condemnation to nursing HELL by receiving a write up..."it will go on your permanent record"..."tsk tsk...how unprofessional of you to speak aloud and actually have an opinion...if we wanted your opinion,we would give it to you"
Administration and I am talking the CEO ppl...their primary concern is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. They have no clue as to what we do...oh yes, I do enjoy getting paid and I do understand that the facilty's monetary gain is how we are all paid...however, to tell me to do it faster,better with less staff,less equipment...and to penalize the more loyal of the staff by capping salaries...ummmph...let's see them cap their salaries!!!! Let's see them take a few days off without pay for low census...
The there are those in middle to upper management who dictate that we become team players...join this or that committee...become involved in your own destiny in this corporation...OK,I will...just have the meetings when I am awake and not scheduled to work a 12 hour night shift after attending a 10 am meeting....and if I am on a committee, could we actually make decisons instead of the usual eternal continuances? And if we do make a decision,could we inform those involved in the decision more than 2 hours before the decison becomes the almighty,irreversible policy?
And if we the staff have done all we can possibly do to put forth a concerted effort to comply with the most unreasonable unit specific manager and there are still problems...upper management needs to listen...there are those who paint a pretty picture of their capabilities as directors/managers,yet they are driving the clueless bus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can the answer be all of the above,some of the above???? A biggie- sized combo with arsenic laced tea????
Difficult decison to make...thanks for the mental challenge...hahahahahahahaha...at least I can blame some of my attitude on menopause!!!!!!!!!!!:angryfire
I just make the best effort I can possibly make to get through all the muck and the mire...hip boots help,so does having a shovel handy!!!!!!!! Gets rather deep at times.
Big Hug to ALL Nurses at allnurses!!!!!!!!!