Quote from snuggles49
Looking over the reponses to my orginal post I feel the need to add a few more things. Salary discussion among the 5 unit managers never occured. It was never an option as all our salaries along with all the other dept heads and administration were published in the local newspaper as part of the FOIA. Our staff even know what we make. The 5 unit managers all make the same except for now, One makes $ 10,000 more a year then the rest. She is the 4th least experienced manager. Currently we have a Unit manager who took her management position 4 months ago in the unit she has worked for 10 years but had no previous management experience,is not a BSN and started at the same pay as the manager with 10 years experience as a manager has a BSN and has worked her unit over 20 years.Out of the 5 managers 3 have a BSN and over 5 years experience as managers. Let me remind you again the manager that is now the hughest paid has 3 years as a manager of the ED does not have BSN. As far as negotiating for wage increase this has never been an option in our facility. Employees and Staff have always been at the mercy of the revenue vs loss at the end of the fiscal year. It was then that a wage increase was determined. But now we are unionized and the staff are quaranteed a % wage increase each year of the contract. Management was never quaranteed increases.
I quess what bothers me most re this situation is the fact none of the other managers were given the option of taking on the second unit with the compensation. We had all taken a turn at covering the unit (except the newest manager) and were still under the impression administration was still seeking a manager for the unit. All the negotiating for more compensation was done secretive. I am very surprised that we found out. The CNE told two of us " oh by the way" manager x is going to be managing dept x from now on and she will be compensated for doing this as manager x threatened to stop covering the unit after this date.
I am not jealous other than I could use the xtra $10,000 a year.The up side is I don't have to take on more evaluations, policies, etc. I do not feel the extra work of the unit she will take on is worth a 15 % raise. Oh yes I should mention no one else has gotten a yearly raise as of yet and if and when we do I am sure she will also get that raise do. I should also mention two of us offered to share the dept. responsibities by rotating coverage on a quartley basis but were told no as the decsion was made not to hire a manager now as manager x offered to take the dept permanetly providing she was given more money.
Thanks for all the input. The reponses have been interesting. Not quite what I expected.
I still think the job only
became interesting once the increase in salary came into play. I personally also take offense to the "doesn't have her BSN" like that defines how she can do the job or be compensated for it. There have been many many of my colleagues with a lessor degree than a BSN that I have worked along side and their abilities, knowledge, and work ethic surpass that of many BSNs I work with. What bother's you the most from your own words is that you were not given the opportunity for the job with the additional compensation.....This is exactly my point......Obviously, she had the ability and the knowledge to get the job, negotiate a higher salary.....and wow....NO BSN.............I say good for her, and boo boo kitty face to the ones who are whining about it after the fact. I would like to add......negotiating was not done in secret.....it was done between the nurse applying and management. Why on earth would you or anyone else feel you should have been privy to any of that process. I'm just not understanding this