I have been a nurse for many, many years and have loved most of my jobs throughout my career. I am and always have been proud to be a nurse. However, I am at a crossroad now. I work in a large Physician's practice and have been here 10+ yrs. I am the Infusion Manager & the Administrator of our Research Dept. We have a relatively new practice manager who thinks he knows everything...won't asked questions to the persons the questions need to be directed to and it is causing a lot of discontent among the employees. Even our longevity employees are looking for other jobs outside the practice. I have tried to talk to him but he disregards anything I say. Seems his management mentality is "divide & conquer" and he is being very successful. He has pitted people against each other and caused distrust among the staff. I went to our Dr. and was told to take it to the manager...So, it looks like my options are pretty limited at this point. I am looking at retirement in a couple of years so I am not sure what to do. I really don't want to leave but feel I am being forced out. Anybody have any suggestions? What other options do I have? I have thought about leaving the nursing profession as well. What have other people done in this situation? Did it work out for you? What other career paths were chosen? Need help!!!
Last edit by tnbutterfly on Apr 18, '13
Apr 17, '13
Management ebbs and flows. He may not last. But done is done. Is stepping down an option? Getting out of the rat race and focusing on patients for the next couple of years?
Apr 18, '13
Thank you nurseboudin for your comment. Would love to do that but probably not possible here. Really can't go back to the bedside in a caregiving capacity. Any suggestions?
Apr 18, '13
You've tried talking to him...I've worked with some people who've been unreceptive to feedback, they usually hang themselves. I personally would wait it out. It's hard talking to someone who doesn't have insight. Might as well bash your head against a wall a few times. Can one of the physician leaders help out? How about engaging him on a 360 feedback project?
Apr 22, '13
I agree with above poster, you should wait it out. Don't let this one oaf screw up your career/life plans. He'll hang himself eventually.
Jun 26, '13
Love the title of the thread!
Totally get it. After a while the same old trite lines just make ya wanna barf.