I am a new RN, BSN and I have several career paths in mind for my nursing future. I followed an ICU Manager and a med/surg Director at a very large hospital during my management rotation and I found myself more interested in management than I thought I would be. I also had a RN tell me during one of my clinical rotations that she could see me more as a manager than a bedside nurse, lol. It is funny what other people see in us that we don't see in ourselves.... The one thing I did not like about the Manager and Director role is that they work SO MUCH. The Director I followed told me that every year she gives away her vacation days to other employees. She also said that in the rare instance that she does take vacation days, she is still working. Does that sound about right?? When I express my interest in management to my nurse colleagues, they all get a bitter look on their face and make comments like "Ugh!" or "You're crazy!". I would like to hear from Managers and Directors out there on why this reaction is so common. Thanks in advance for your advice!