Favoritism in nursing? - page 3

Hello, I work in a rehab center for the last 15 years. And have never saw favoritism this obvious!! This nurse who works the floor and the don are very close. This don has brought other family... Read More

  1. by   samadams8
    Quote from Elladora
    It sucks but it's an unfortunate part of life. In the end, it doesn't sound like the company you work for is going to do anything about it so you need to just let it go. Do your job to the best of your ability and hope the people that are getting the easy hours/jobs/shifts will show their true colors. Karma tends to take care of these people faster than anything else.
    I hear ya.

    All I can tell any nurse here is, "Good luck with this issue." Observe how the leadership handles it. If they don't, and it gets bad enough, you have to start looking elsewhere. Seriously, if it goes along w/ how the leadership rolls, it probably will not change until the leadership changes.
  2. by   SarcasticLVN
    Ive been at my facility for 6 months and have seen a lot of this.. If a senior nurse who's buddy buddy with the administrators makes a mistake the next day it's as if it never happened. If I make a mistake I get called in to administration, lectured, etc. I see it this way- if I do something wrong, or it could have been done better, I take what my coworkers say as constructive criticism and learn from it so it won't happen again.
  3. by   kellycinalli
    My problem is that I don't let people try and push me. I will go back at them. Can't help it. If you are trying to make me the stupid one I will lash out.
    I know I have to stop that about me and bite my tongue but don't try and bully me or make yourself look better than me.
    I've been at my place for 15 years and have seen it just go down hill. And I blame the new owners of the corporation. Not enough time in a day to do what they want us to do in 8 hours.

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  4. by   WhereIsMyCallBell
    Well I have tried to post with a comment, or reply here but the words keep coming out all wrong. So as "Ma" used to tell me when I was a kid. "If you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything at all". =x This subject just gets my undies in such a twist!!
  5. by   Wet Noodle
    Is anyone familiar with Carol Gilligan's works, and her writings on the ethics of care? She argues that women have a different orientation toward ethics than men do, in terms of what is fair.

    It is ethical to favor your own child versus the children of strangers. Isn't the love and compassion you fell toward your own child naturally stronger that that you feel toward a stranger? Extend that to more distant family members. Perhaps the favoritism diminishes, but it is still stronger than that toward complete strangers.

    The nursing culture is largely female. If Gilligan's ethical theories have any currency, than they go some way toward explaining certain aspects of the nursing culture.

    Which other organizations are dominated by females? Female subcultures in secondary schools? College sororities? The only other on I can think of is Catholic nuns. I'm not sure that any of those make for a valid comparison.
  6. by   yrnieves
    Funny thing I read this. One of the reasons I left the teaching profession to become a nurse was all the favoritism, nepotism....etc. WOW! OK...so either you kiss ass or get treated like one.
  7. by   kellycinalli
    I wish there was a like button on this thread. Lol

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  8. by   Ruby Vee
    Life isn't fair and neither is work. Actually, giving her the job without posting it is probably better than posting it and having several people go through the time and effort of applying and interviewing if that one person was going to get the job anyway.
  9. by   kellycinalli
    I disagree being she has only worked here for 2 years and there is better qualified nurses with more experience for the job. U r supposed to post new positions and it's mandatory where I work. I don't want the job the hours I can't do but others would have done it in a heart beat!

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