Unprofessional Clinical Manager

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    What would you do if your clinical manager was constantly behaving in a unprofessonal way, with no harm intended. I have a friend who interviewed for a nursing job at my clinic. Once out the interview, she texted me to let me know how it went and informed me that I was the mainstay of the interview. My manager had told her about a situation I had there as a new grad, using my NAME...and spoke about me in that interview violating my privacy rights in my mind. She used examples of situations for my friend to solve involving similar situations I went through... I was very upset by this. Luckily for me, it was nothing my friend didn't know that I hadn't already discussed with her. My manager weirds me out. She just doesn't understand how to be professional.

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    Quote from toyarn11
    what would you do if your clinical manager was constantly behaving in a unprofessonal way, with no harm intended.
    try talking to your boss about your concerns. if he/she is mature, then his/her behaviors will change. otherwise, start looking for another job.
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    As a manager, I talk about other people's mistakes (as well as my own) all the time... Yes, it can be a little embarrassing but everyone makes mistakes. The goal is to not have them repeated and hopefully learn from other peoples mistakes.
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    for privacy to be violated there needs to be the expectation that privacy exists, an otherwise non-public individual has a right to privacy from: a) intrusion on one's solitude or into one's private affairs; b) public disclosure of embarrassing private information; c) publicity which puts him/her in a false light to the public; d) appropriation of one's name or picture for personal or commercial advantage.

    invasion of privacy is the intrusion into the personal life of another, without just cause, which can give the person whose privacy has been invaded a right to bring a lawsuit for damages against the person or entity that intruded. it encompasses workplace monitoring, internet privacy, data collection, and other means of disseminating private information.

    "the supreme court has ruled that there is a limited constitutional right of privacy based on a number of provisions in the bill of rights and subsequent amendments. this includes a right to privacy from government surveillance into an area where a person has a "reasonable expectation of privacy" and also in matters relating to marriage, procreation, contraception, family relationships, child rearing and education."

    https://www.privacyrights.org/more-privacy-topics

    so, your workplace actions, while working, used as "case scenarios".......performed in public (where there is not the expectation of "privacy") may not be protected by federal law but may be protected by state law. if she uses the "situation" and asked "what would you do" and excludes disciplinary details (which is personal) she's probably in the clear legally, no morally and professionally is another story. i am not a lawyer but as a manager you are (or should be) pretty well versed in employment law and privacy laws.......if you want to be a good boss that is......

    i agree that your boss has bad manners and shows professionalism and is clueless in her behavior. i am pretty sure she probably isn't mature enough to understand that what she is doing is bad form but you should have a conversation with her just to make your position clear and specifically if she want to use stories about the office she need to leave your name out of the conversation. if you don't get anywhere you can always go to the next level and tell her boss to put a lid on her mouth. but this is may very well be a real personality flaw on her part and you may need to make a decision on whether to work for her or not.

    i have found once a gossip, always a gossip.....the question is do you want to work for one?

    good luck! :d
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    Quote from 79Tango
    As a manager, I talk about other people's mistakes (as well as my own) all the time... Yes, it can be a little embarrassing but everyone makes mistakes. The goal is to not have them repeated and hopefully learn from other peoples mistakes.

    It didn't involve a mistake I had made at all... it involved a personal situation that didn't have much to do with anyone but me. It had ended up in me finding a new job and everything, just because of the way the facility was being ran. I didn't feel the need for my personal name to be brought up in this interview.... its very unprofessional. I am sure you don't bring up a staff members name personally when discussing situations.... and we can all benefit from learning from others mistakes, so I can agree with you on that one.. but thats not the case... i find her very unprofessional.


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