I very rarely email my nurse manager. The few times I have, it is with a specific concern. The last time I emailed her, I requested a reply. I have never gotten a reply, even to the last email requesting one.
I have heard from a few others on my unit that they never receive replies, either.
If I call her (I work nights), she is receptive to listening, however, but never offer any real solution, only 'how can I learn/deal from/with this....which is, in a sense good...but sometimes, I don't know, a solutin would be nice. Or a follow up.
Is this a management technique?