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- by CEN35 Jun 30, '02who do you hold most responsible for your bad attitude, or issues with your job?
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- Jun 30, '02 by pebblesManager, definitely.
Have a manager right now who knows nothing about the area of nursing I work in, is clueless about running the ward, can't even manage to get the work schedule right... but this is not so bad... she is also a power-hungry control freak who enjoys making people feel incompetent. Yells at everyone over little things, revokes vacation time that was already approved... general havoc. You can feel the entire ward tense up during weekdays, and relax again at the end of the day when she leaves. Worked on the same ward with a different manager and loved it... so yeah, I can say this manager is to blame for my work-related stress.
- Jun 30, '02 by suzannasue:stone
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!!!!!!!!!
- Jun 30, '02 by hoolahanRight at this very moment, I blame HCFA, the organization that oversees medicare and medicaid. But tomorrow it could be someone or someting else! But, I agree, it is usually a combination, but rarely ever my fault
- Jun 30, '02 by OBNURSEHEATHERMy opinion? Anyone that makes decisions about nursing and health care, but that doesn't physically DELIVER said nursing care or health care, is the cause of my bad attitude.
For example, my supervisor has never, ever in her nursing career, worked even 1 shift on a post partum unit. Do you find that interesting?
But basically it's the suits that makes all those important decisions that are felt only by us nurses that end up doing all the work.
- Jun 30, '02 by teeituptomhowdy yall
from deep in the heart of texas
Well we can start with egg sucking lawyers, politicians ( particularly the republican ones ),
The how about risk management persons, who are always coming up with new ideas that are not practical. George W Bush. Also reporters, news anchors, news trucks that like to set up outside the ER...Weather reporters who only forecast rain on my days off to interefe with my golfing.
- Jun 30, '02 by Aussienurse2My big b***H?????? I work in aged care, we have in the hospitals employ people known as assistants in nursing. In the state I live in these people do not need to be trained as nurses.They are given a three day "orientation" to the wards and then let loose on us. We have friut pickers who work on our wards as nurses, hands on. Some of these people have been here for a few years and, well, they know EVERYTHING about nursing, EVERYTHING.
When we discuss certain things with them, just little things like oh I don't know, say DUTY OF CARE They roll their eyes and say things like "Oh you havn't been here five minutes and your telling me how to do my job?" I'm not talking about the little things either like drying between toes, espically on people who are diabetics.Cause, you know it's not such a big deal if thier feet rot away from the toes up, or even sloughing off dead skin cells by actually washing someone instead of just hosing them down, cause you know, they don't get dirty. But these people don't know any thing!!! They can't be bothered finding out about how different meds can alter perception, alter body functions, signs and symptoms of over or under medication. I had one ask me if it was sooo bad that she gave an IDDM her lunch without me or the RN checking her BSL for Goodness sake!!!!
Unsafe health and safty practices( walking unsteady patients without a belt or frame, playing catch to increase jnt flexibility becomes a blood sport when they don't ensure every one is sitting down and safe from falls)
Sorry, had a bad day, got called in on my holidays and had to work with MORONS!!!! Hope no-one from work reads this,not hard to tell who I'm talking about, yes it's all about one person, other than that I love where I work...... Just wish they'd employ some trained people, but I guess then they'd have to pay them more....and we only look after the aged....no votes for the government in aged care......guess they don't realy care....
- Jun 30, '02 by sunnygirl272im with heather....
i think it should be required for supers and dons to work pt care periodically..currently i am lucky, my direct super is moonlighting in a local hospital so she is fairly fresh...
- Jun 30, '02 by SleepyeyesMy bad attitude (if and when i have one....right now I'm pretty doggoned happy to be working at all) usually comes on when I'm outta money before the bill collectors are paid.
I live modestly folks; nothing real extravagant.
[Unless you consider hubby's cigarettes, but when I considered them a couple times, he told me "quit staring at me like that, I quit drinkin' for you and I ain't givin' up the coffee or the cigs...." and even "cigs or new truck payment" incentive plan i dreamed up didn't work.... so I pretty much gave up on that idea.]
It's all the suits' fault that we don't make more money. Down here it's like a monopoly or something. One company calls another company and offers "competitive" rates. Nothing more than a "hey, if you don't raise, i won't raise kinda thing..."
But truthfully Rick, I wish we'd had the option to vote for ourselves. Maybe if we take more responsibility in nursing issues, we could change them. And people who tell me, "nothing ever changes" would be in for a big surprise then.
- Jul 2, '02 by VickyRNI HATE, ABSOLUTELY HATE, ALL THE STOOOPID PAPERWORK AT MY FACILITY. I SWEAR (I AM NOT EXAGERATING) THAT EVERYTIME I COME TO WORK, THERE IS YET ANOTHER FORM HANGING BY THE TIMECLOCK FOR ALL TO SEE AND ADMIRE. ONE OF THE LATEST "MASTERPIECES" WAS A HOT PINK FORM THAT WE (OR THE POOR UC'S) ARE TO FILL OUT UPON EACH ADMISSION. ESSENTIALLY, WE ARE "POLICING" THE DOCTORS, MAKING SURE THEY ARE SIGNING OFF THEIR ORDERS, DOING THEIR H & P'S, BEFORE AND AFTER PROCEDURE NOTES, ETC, ETC... AARGH!!!! HELP!!! WE ARE DROWNING.... I DIDN'T GO TO SCHOOL FOR SEVEN PLUS YEARS (OFF AND ON) TO BECOME A FORM FILLER-OUTER. ALL THESE PAPER PILES ARE KILLING A LOT OF TREES AND LEAVING LITTLE TIME TO SPEND WITH THE PATIENTS SO GUESS WHAT? I AM QUITTING THIS HOSPITAL.... AND SWITCHING CAREERS TO NURSING ACADEMIA.