Dear Nurse Beth,
Problem with Nurse Manager: RecentlyI had my annual review. My manager had another manager sit in on the review. The other manager was a colleague I had worked side by side with. I have been with this hospital 12 years.
Well, in my review she told me I was unprofessional, I wasn't helping my colleagues, she was going to set up a performance improvement plan and counsel me.
this manager hadn't mentioned anything all year. I looked at the other manager she looked shocked like I was. I hadn't spoke to this manager for months.
She also did this same thing to another nurse I know of. My supervisors denied saying derogatory stuff about me. I'm so pissed and have been ever since. I work for HCA and what she did was against their core ethics. I know the director knows what she did. Both haven't been in their positions but a couple of years. I think it's because she didn't want to give me a raise.
Dear Problem with Manager,
Your manager (manager 1) blindsided you during your annual performance review. She most likely called in another manager (manager 2) as a witness because she knew she was delivering negative feedback. I believe manager 2 was not truly shocked as she appeared. She probably knew full well what was going to take place.
It is fair to expect timely feedback on your performance. There should be no surprises during your annual review, and performance feedback should be given in a timely manner. But just because your manager lacks good managerial skills doesn't mean there are not concerns with your performance. Hopefully she provided you with clear goals and expectations. Here's what to do you you receive a warning at work
If indeed it was all conjured up so as not to give you a raise, then you (and she) are working in a highly toxic environment.
Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!
KeepItRealRN - exactly what I'm suggesting!!! And with that second manager sitting in, I'm thinking sooner than later.
There's prob more to it than just a raise. The writer may be using too much FMLA or sick time. Maybe maxing out an IRA or other bene, like applying for tuitiion. Or something else like a 'squeaky wheel' incident.
Whatever - they prob just want her OUT!
Last edit by amoLucia on Jan 5