nurse leaders/charge bull

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    hi there

    I just found out that my unit will be hiring two nurse leaders. No one knew the positions were posted.

    why?

    Because my NM handpicked her two "pets" to take the position. It's SICKENING.

    One is a nurse about 2 years and is so far up my NM's butt she is part of her intestines. The other is a traveller nurse. My NM just loves her. Why? who knows.

    Neither of these nurses take ICU patients, ever.

    I'm so angry. I hate the politics of nursing. It kills me that these two "know it alls" are going to bossing the rest of us around.

    I'm looking for a new job.

    Cherry
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    How do I deal with this in the meantime?

    I'm just so sick of the favoritism. Why is nursing like this?

    Cherry
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    Originally posted by CherryRN


    I just found out that my unit will be hiring two nurse leaders. No one knew the positions were posted.

    why?

    Because my NM handpicked her two "pets" to take the position. It's SICKENING.

    I'm so angry. I hate the politics of nursing.

    I'm looking for a new job.

    Cherry

    Sorry CherryRN.

    Things do suk sometimes, don't they? I don't guess it's a whole lot different in other areas of employment, though, when it comes to this kind of nonsense... I think this is one that's pretty much universal. Not that it's RIGHT... by any means.

    I wish there were some way for nurses and their hard work, their honest efforts, their time, energy, and sacrifices to be acknowleged and appreciated... by our OWN... instead of always feeling like... well... someone's always looking to get ya. Kinda like that...

    Good luck in your search. There ARE good NMs out there. Few and far between, but I consider myself extremely fortunate for having one. Hope you find a happier place.
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    Wow! This is a tough one. I know I'd be looking for another job pronto. At the exit interview, I'd be sure to mention something. I've always tried hard to not burn bridges. But, sometimes I, unfortunately, have. Good luck!
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    Originally posted by CherryRN
    How do I deal with this in the meantime?

    I'm just so sick of the favoritism. Why is nursing like this?

    Cherry

    I would say get a thicker skin LOL...sorry just kidding, carry-over from an argument on another board.

    Seriously, this is a bunch of crap, but I think the others are right, this goes on all over the place. In the job I'm in now, there are a select chosen few who seem to get whatever they want while the rest of us could walk on water and not get anywhere. Just not much you can do but keep plugging away until you find your opening and run with it. I hope this helps

    Tim
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    Well, I have just "retired" from the computer business, and unfortunately, this kind of thing goes on all the time. It's not just nursing, it's the nature of organizations.

    Even if it had been posted, the NM would probably have picked her 2 pets. So my question is, do they have something that the others don't have? Some sort of certification, or experience? Are they complainers or agree-ers? Managers mostly pick people who they think are on their side and will give them the least amount of trouble.

    Anyway, good luck. I hope it works out for you.

    Oldie but goodie
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    Originally posted by oldiebutgoodie
    Well, I have just "retired" from the computer business, and unfortunately, this kind of thing goes on all the time. It's not just nursing, it's the nature of organizations.

    Even if it had been posted, the NM would probably have picked her 2 pets. So my question is, do they have something that the others don't have? Some sort of certification, or experience? Are they complainers or agree-ers? Managers mostly pick people who they think are on their side and will give them the least amount of trouble.

    Anyway, good luck. I hope it works out for you.

    Oldie but goodie
    Good point, on my police department, when a job is posted, several people will put in for the job, but one person will have been "told" to put in for it by the administration. They do a whole interview and testing process, but guess who always gets picked? lol
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    Another point regarding this--

    If you can stand to do so, go up to the 2 new nurse leaders and tell them that you are behind them and look forward to working with them.

    If you plan on staying, that will make your life a lot easier. If you look unhappy, they will know and put you on their sh*t list.

    It hurts, but it works.

    Oldie but goodie
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    yes, cherry, this goes on everywhere. oldie is right, keep a smile on your face and congratulate the "pets". it will make your life easier. do not discuss your plan to leave with anyone until you have a firm offer. do not dwell on this circumstance during the exit interview. administration does not care if the process was done in the right way, they don't want any flak over it, so don't get put on the s--t list . just chalk this up to a learning experience and move on. if you stay, keep any opinion about these two to yourself, it sounds like they will have plenty of spies out .
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    Most managers pick those who are positive, "can-do" kind of people for leadership positions. It wouldn't make sense to pick someone whose goals and beliefs are very different from yours, or someone who wasn't supportive of you. I'm not sure what these 2 are like, but being supportive of the manager, or agreeing with his/her goals does not necessarily mean you are "up his/her butt". Just my opinion. But maybe there is something about this situation that isn't clear to me.

    Seniority alone does not necessarily guarantee that someone will be an effective leader. Usually the kind of attributes that are desired are a positive attitude, ability to influence others, ability to support the organization's mission and goals, and good organizational skills. What is it about these 2 that make them NOT right for the position?

    I hope things work out well for you, good luck in whatever you decide to do.


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