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- Sep 1, '12 by joanna73"When people show you who they are...believe them the first time." This may not apply with this particular story, however, I have often found this to be accurate. In a nutshell: trust your intuition
- Sep 1, '12 by samadams8Here's another way that the mger might look at it.
A candidate for a management roll is interviewing. One of the interviewers asks her how she would handle the scenario OP presents. In order to reveal if the mger has values of treating ALL people w/ respect, they pose this situation and how she might handle it. I will bet the boat that she would respond in the manner that she did w/ OP as an appropriate or best response fro the scenario.
Think about it. Step back, and just think about it.
In fact, such questions need to be placed in interviews, if for no other reason but to further establish the values standard and get the candidate thinking.
Again, not only b/c I know my mger husband, but b/c I presented the scenario to him--who is constantly stressed and putting out tons of fires per day. I didn't give him multiple choice on how respond. I simply asked him what would he do. He said that he would say "I am in the middle of something crucial now, receive the resume, thank him, and go back to his work. And let me tell you something, he works more hours than almost any NM or CNO I have seen anywhere--and I have worked in a ton of places.
Again, this is business, which is critical in that people have to be responsible for million dollar projects and losses. Companies consider, believe it or not, that the investments are likened to codes when there is that kind of money on the line.
Still there is a ethos that needs to be considered here--if that is true for businesses that don't involve human life or death, how much more should it apply to our "business."
This is not an either/or scenario, and maturity and experience can teach us that in many situations, either/or is a limited perspective.
- Sep 1, '12 by samadams8Quote from joanna73"When people show you who they are...believe them the first time." This may not apply with this particular story, however, I have often found this to be accurate. In a nutshell: trust your intuition
Yes, it isn't a hard, set law. People and situations are indeed complicated. But so many times it is true.
What nursing as a whole needs to do is show not only patients and the "select people" that we are a caring profession, but it needs to breed this mentality towards each other--rather than the too often antagonistic or careless attitude to fellow nurses.
Plus the OP is a new grad, and she needs guidance and support, period.
- Sep 1, '12 by JustBeachyNurseclosing thread for a cooling off period. I think the OP has gotten a lot of response from both sides of the desk in this thread.
- Sep 24, '12 by ntaylor09Quote from statABGI was invited to an ICU unit in my area to check things out through a friend of a friend who is a Nurse, do you think this will work in my favor? DO you think I should be prepared with my resume, cover letter and letters of rec if I get to meet the unit manager?As hard as it is to find a job these days, I don't think you did the right thing here. You can't just walk onto a unit unannounced and uninvited. I know you want to show that you are proactive and a "go-getter", but this is just unprofessional. It is a process to land a job, and I had trouble out of school as well. You first start with calling HR to follow up on the status of your application about a week or two after it is submitted in full. Ask if you can arrange a brief phone conversation with the hiring manager. See where that takes you and leave it at that.
Take this as a learning experience. If you want to stand out, make yourself stand out in a positive way. Demonstrate maturity and professionalism. I cannot stress enough however that your action was...misguided. Good luck and message me if you would like to discuss this further.
- Sep 25, '12 by marcos9999I'm sorry this is so humiliating. Don't worry you'll be in the driver's seat soon. Everything changes eventually. Right now is a game of resilience. The one with most patience and determination wins.
- Sep 25, '12 by MeriwhenQuote from ntaylor09Like I said in a (much) earlier post, keep in mind that not every NM is thrilled to see a new grad walk onto the unit, especially if they are trying to score a job. And unless this "friend of a friend" was the NM herself, that connection doesn't guarantee you any sort of welcome from anyone, even if you are there just having a look-see.I was invited to an ICU unit in my area to check things out through a friend of a friend who is a Nurse, do you think this will work in my favor? DO you think I should be prepared with my resume, cover letter and letters of rec if I get to meet the unit manager?
So it's a chance that you will have to be willing to take.
But yes, if you do decide to take it, have your portfolio with you and at the ready. IMO, if you're going to go through with it, you may as well make the most of it.