So tired of managers who play favorites.......vent - page 2

Has anyone else encountered this? Why does management listen to ideas from people who know nothing about our unit & make decisions w/out talking to the clinical leads & the staff who are impacted by... Read More

  1. by   anotherone
    Quote from minnymi
    I actually had my former manager call me in because a nurse went to her office and told her that i "wasn't nice" to her. I couldn't believe that a grown up actually took time out of their day to go and report that. I didn't even care enough about the girl to be mean to her....I just don't run around work when I'm busy and have 1,000 things to do smiling everytime a co-worker walks by and worrying about their feelings. I had a stack of satisfaction surveys from patients who took the time to say how nice i was to them, so who gives a crap about something so miniscule as that? That's just one example. It could be that someone was lazy, or someone was spotted not using gel before they went into a room, or not wiping down a machine, etc, etc, etc. Yes, those are all things that should be addressed RIGHT THEN to the person who is guilty.....not ran to the manager and made a big issue of. People who do THAT are "tattle tales" and need to grow up. That's just my opinion. I don't have time to babysit other nurses or even pay attention to if they are wearing PPE when they should or whatever the case may be. If I do happen to see something that concerns me, I say something to the person (usually in a joking manner that gets the point across without making things awkward) and move on. Of course, I have no hidden agenda like making the manager think I'm a great potential for a supervisor because I'm "aware of my surroundings" and trying to get in face time. People who run into the manager's office over things mentioned above are obviously insecure and in need of attention/praise...hence, the OP's statement of "making others look bad to make themselves look good."
    Excatly. However if you do want to be promoted you must engage in those antics. esp the ones where you cry to management about the mean staff who doesn't chat with you , or that you witnessed something but instead of saying something at the time you kept your mouth shut, let the pt potentially be harmed, and then weeks later notified the manager of your "concerns". your manager will think you are a hero .