Starting my 40th year - page 3

Hi gang! So I just have my yearly eval, which was over-all exceptional. But ...and there always is one...my manager who is half my age seems to me to be hung up on one particular thing....at times... Read More

  1. by   kitty29
    Quote from JKL33
    Wait, what is an action plan? Sounds like a euphimism for written disciplinary action.

    Do you need to take stock of the landscape here? Not to be a Debbie Downer but you need to know what this is about (bigger picture).
    Only something I plan to do or if you will co tonite to do. Nothing ordered to do.
  2. by   kitty29
    Again thanks for the encouragement and points of view...so appreciated.
  3. by   kitty29
    So tonight I had a "meeting" with my manager again....unfortunately I made an error and started the wrong feeding on my baby. We caught it right away (thank goodness), but had to be reported since it involved breast milk. I feel terrible....this is the first error I have Ever Had...and I am being Totally Honest. But tonight I was made to feel like crap...and have to jump hoops so I am more conscious of detail. Yah Right!! Like I haven't already looked at my practice since this happened and made changes.

    How much more can I take is the question here.
  4. by   jennylee321
    Quote from kitty29
    First of all thanks for all the kind remarks regarding the longevity of my career....this has been in a NICU.

    I have worked all in the NICU....level 3 sometimes floating to level 2 or PICU, even Travel Nursing.
    No never an issue with anything safety...in fact I am very much a perfectionist. I have been a
    preceptor, transport nurse, charge nurse, bereavement coordinator, and now just reg. bedside
    care. Great career. Love my job...just wondering why in the last couple of years all of a sudden
    to do your best (as always) is not "good enough" you know what I mean??
    They have to tell you something to improve on right? Nobody's perfect
  5. by   kitty29
    Quote from jennylee321
    They have to tell you something to improve on right? Nobody's perfect
    Well I proved that after my first error last week. Feel Terrible.
  6. by   OldDude
    Quote from kitty29
    Well I proved that after my first error last week. Feel Terrible.
    Check the box, forget about it, and move on, Nurse!
  7. by   sallyrnrrt
    It could be a little worst (( not, smiles))
    46 years 6/20/18........

    You did not survive 4 decades of nursing, without being a great nurse

    Just shake it off......

    Best wishes
  8. by   kitty29
    Quote from OldDude
    Check the box, forget about it, and move on, Nurse!
    I understand and yet know I should feel bad...I do not intend on making light of any error. Never think it will happen to you I guess. Just Greatful it was no harm as a result.
  9. by   kitty29
    Quote from OldDude
    Check the box, forget about it, and move on, Nurse!
    The thing is I do not want to forget, or the error could happen again. Of Coarse I never wanted or intended on this happening...but it was my fault.

    My family thinks I am being "hunted", and should leave. It's a difficult thing to consider at age 60. And I have the majority positive days still.

    Move on....easier said than done until I meet this week to see what type of hoop I must jump.
  10. by   OldDude
    Quote from kitty29
    The thing is I do not want to forget, or the error could happen again. Of Coarse I never wanted or intended on this happening...but it was my fault.

    My family thinks I am being "hunted", and should leave. It's a difficult thing to consider at age 60. And I have the majority positive days still.

    Move on....easier said than done until I meet this week to see what type of hoop I must jump.
    Let me rephrase...let it go - you won't forget - you've wrung your hands and beat yourself up enough, so put it in whatever mental compartment it fits and move forward. Eh?
  11. by   JKL33
    Quote from kitty29

    My family thinks I am being "hunted", and should leave. It's a difficult thing to consider at age 60. And I have the majority positive days still.

    Move on....easier said than done until I meet this week to see what type of hoop I must jump.
    kitty, I think you should pay close attention in that meeting. Go there with your business face. Do not sit there and go to pieces verbally self-flagellating about this mistake. In fact, don't plan on talking much at all, and avoid doing so. Hear and understand what your manager says.

    These people have infinitely more tolerance for the dangers of novices than they do for your situation, because it financially benefits the company for them to do so.

    If you have critically examined your own situation and are confident that you aren't having difficulties with competence, I would consult legal resources and also make a real action plan for getting out of this situation. You can do it.
  12. by   kitty29
    Quote from JKL33
    kitty, I think you should pay close attention in that meeting. Go there with your business face. Do not sit there and go to pieces verbally self-flagellating about this mistake. In fact, don't plan on talking much at all, and avoid doing so. Hear and understand what your manager says..
    I agree. That is why I shared only facts. And also my steps to prevent any future issues of which I feel will work for me.

    I know any manager is not ones freind....they are managers.
  13. by   kitty29
    Quote from OldDude
    Let me rephrase...let it go - you won't forget - you've wrung your hands and beat yourself up enough, so put it in whatever mental compartment it fits and move forward. Eh?
    Yes I know, and at work I will do this. At home I worry.

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