I have a problem with our new DON! She/he gossips about other nurses often. I found out recently from a co-worker that this manager gossiped about me (I know it's true b/c she knew personal things that only this manager would know). I want to go to HRD and complain. This nurse that confided in me asked me not to because she didn't want her name to be brought up. I am also afraid to go to human resources and complain because this DON could make it hard on me thereafter.
I think it's highly unprofessional for any person in management to gossip about others! It hurt even worse when I found out that I was included in the gossip. It makes me want to quit, and I love my job (or I did). I miss our old DON terribly, at least he was very professional and kept everyones private lives discrete. This new DON will tell everyone in the room who got in trouble for what and will tell the nurses closest to him/her little details about other nurses. I even witnessed this a few times.
I know one nurse who IS going to complain about his/her unprofessionalism. I am hoping that this will help. Of course, the "clique" that is in with this DON will stand by his/her side. I am just at loss as to what to do, what to think, and deeply hurt!
(sorry for the grammer, I am in need of sleep).