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should I transfer?

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I know how this is going to sound, but the only reason I don't like my floor is due to a couple coworkers, who happen to alternate as charge nurse.

Margaret is a total BIATCH. She is really nasty to me and other staff members, but as sweet as can be to others. Those of us that she is nasty to, we do't know what we did to make her so mean to us. One day I had enough and I gave it RIGHT back to her. That was over 2 months ago and she is still holding a grudge. She is also a know-it-all (NOT!) and thinks she is positively perfect. But she is so good at pointing out flaws in others. Oh, and when she gets report from me, she acts like she isn't listening and then will proceed to drill me afterwards, telling me what I should have done, what I didn't do, how she doesn't like to follow me, etc. When I talked to my manager a/b her, she said she knows she can get a chip on her shoulder and others have complained that she has gotten out-of-control and that she would talk to her. Well, whatever talk they had, dod not help anything.

Mary- not as bad as margaret, but lazier than shiit. Sleeps on the job, gets her computer assessment done before she even sees patients, assigns all hard patients to others.

The charge nurses named above do NOTHING to help the stff out that has a full load. They take long breaks, etc. And they only have 3 patients. I am being trained as charge in spurts and when I am, I am going up to the other nurses asking "Ok, what can I do to help you?" etc. Not them

If I transfer, should I be honest with my manager and tell her why? My parents are telling me "It's going to be like that anywhere you go" - maybe, maybe not. I'd like to think not. But I'm sure she will tell me that. And when I interview with a different department, should I tell that manager the reasons I want to tranfer (ie, sleeping coworkers).

I believe that honesty is the best policy. I'd like to crack the whip, but I feel so defeated. Oh yea, our unit clerk sometimes disappears.

NurseCard, ADN

Specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health. Has 13 years experience.

I am the last one to try to censor someone, but I would seriously consider going back and deleting some of the language in your post. I have found out the hard way =) that it really truly is frowned upon here.

Having said that, I'll answer your question about telling managers your reasons for wanting to transfer... I don't feel like it is necessary to be completely and totally honest. Many people just say "I am ready for a new challenge, and I feel like I would enjoy working on this unit".

I'd take the name of the "brat" out too. Careful about being too personal with info here - someone can figure out who you are . . maybe even the "brat". :coollook:

steph

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

i can sympathize with you because i have a real aversion to laziness and sadly it seems quite abundant in our society. the thing is that i do believe you will find people like that everywhere. while i love when i get to work the unit with a nurse who is a hustler like i am i consider it a nice bonus and it doesn't make me crazy any more when i am working with someone who has their big butt glued to the chair....hmmmm is that too identifying?...nah plenty of big butts to go around. :)

if you do decide to change units i would strongly advise against saying anything that could sound negative in interviews. even though to you and i not wanting to work with lazy people might sound like a positive attribute to other people it might make you sound like you are judgmental and not a team player etc. good luck!

nrsang97, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 20 years experience.

I agree with the above posters.

I also agree that you may want to edit your post for language and identity information. Someone you work with may read the board too and can totally identify you by this post. I know others I work with read this board too.

NewRN2008, ASN, RN

Specializes in Ortho; Gyn; Urology; HBOT; Emergent. Has 8 years experience.

i wont reply to this post except the fact that the language was completly inappropriate as well as the usage of names. sorry if we offended you, but the post offeneded us. if you put it a different way, maybe we i could help better.

-H-RN

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

i wont reply to this post except the fact that the language was completly inappropriate as well as the usage of names. sorry if we offended you, but the post offeneded us. if you put it a different way, maybe we i could help better.

-H-RN

Who exactly is we and us? :specs:

Thanks to those of you who responded with advice. It's beena day since I made this post and I can see more clearly now.

But to the others who are offended by my 2 curse words. Too bad. I walk on eggshells around ppl at work and keep my mouth closed, I won't do it at home and on my time. And in case Margaret or Mary are reading this and DO figure out who I am...oh well.

Mary and Margaret: Shame on YOU for being the lazy nurses that you are. Are you proud of yourself? God help your patients, that's all I have to say. And God help you, what goes around comes around. Maybe one day you will find yourself as sick as a dog from chemo, and you'll have a nurse ratchet as your nurse (like yourselves), sleeping at the desk, instead of bringing you a anti-emetic, warm rag, and peppermint tea. Then you will know how it feels.

QuilterLPN

Has 6 years experience.

holy smokes!:eek:

nrsang97, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Raindrop

I suggest you read the TOS. I highly suggest you go to your manager about the 2 nurses you named. I also AGAIN highly suggest you edit your post for language and change names. I would hate for my coworkers to identify me by my post on the internet.

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