So I recently took a new ED position and part of the reasoning was due to the fact that the director (also newly hired) seems very supportive. He seemed very inspirational and supportive of elevating the standard of nursing and also promoting nurses. In my interview his very words were ''I'm looking for nurses who can think outside the box and who want to move up, and you being young and experienced can do it'' and he basically eluded to the fact that I could be an educator for the ED since the ED does not have it's own educator.. etc.. etc...I expressed my interest in wanting to be a nurse educator due to my research and ED experience and he seemed to be generally supportive.My whole thing is trust. To be honest I've never really felt that I could trust my managers or directors. Like no matter how good your are there's always a catch and they're always out to get you.Although he seems supportive, I am still obviously somewhat mistrusting of him and his leadership (although I've only been there since late summer) and I get the sense that he is more about fulfilling the hospitals' bottom line rather than truly elevating the standard of nursing (based on some new policies he has enacted)He speaks of being supportive and someone the staff can come to but I don't really see how he is being supportive other than saying he is. **Actions vs words**I understand he is also new My issue is that A. I'm getting a bit bored in the ED (yes bored lol) and want something new and fulfilling like ED educator and I hope he can open a position up within the year or I want to transfer within the hospital to another unit. To be flat out honest I'm trying to feel him out because I am at a stage in my career (8 years in) where I feel I want something new, perhaps a mentor, and etc.. and I'm hoping he hasn't sold me false hope about moving up. Should I flat out inquire about the ED educator position? Should I tell him that I am seeking mentorship for the next stage of my career from him?How do you go about creating a working relationship with your higher ups. I'm not good at schmoozing lol. I keep it cordial and polite and do my work.TIA!