My boss is/was the devil!

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by sweetsounds sweetsounds Member Nurse

Specializes in M/S,TELE,ORTHO,ER. Has 14 years experience.

Thought this might be a good place to vent anonymously. I had a boss one time who started her shift in the morning griping about me calling in the night before only to be told that I was,in fact, admitted for a complication of pregnancy. I never said anything about it but she sure lost herself some popularity points that time!

How about the boss who wants you to "move that pt right now"? Excuse me, but will you be the one getting on th elevator with this very unstable pt? This is usually the type of "leader" who thinks that compliance is directly related to how unpleasant/downright rude they can act.

My list goes on...

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

How about the manager who assures you that he will provide good references for you and then insures that you are not hired! How long does it take you to find out that your good reference is, in fact, blacklisting you! That's the cake if you ask me!

MrsWampthang

MrsWampthang, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency room, med/surg, UR/CSR. 511 Posts

How about the manager who assures you that he will provide good references for you and then insures that you are not hired! How long does it take you to find out that your good reference is, in fact, blacklisting you! That's the cake if you ask me!

You must have worked for the same boss I worked for at one time. She was a fruitcake! She finally got put on leave because her behavior had become to erratic then she was told that she was not welcomed to come back to her department, that if she came back to work at the hospital she would have to apply to some other department with no guarantee of being hired. Too bad I was already long gone by that time. I would have been standing in the hallway applauding as she walked out of the building for the last time.

Pam

1TachyRN

1TachyRN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac, Adolescent/Child Mental Health. Has 2 years experience. 144 Posts

Here's one:

One of my friends was in an incident involving a patient and our boss went back afterward and falsified charting and attached my friend's name to it.

She had second thoughts about it later and did go back and undo what she had done, but still.

Fortunately my friend had the forethought to print out the documents before the changes were made (she had an inkling that something like that would happen).

I don't work there anymore....

Valerie Salva, BSN, RN

Has 19 years experience. 1,793 Posts

How about the boss who whined to me about how my back injury was going to inconvenience her?

sweetsounds

sweetsounds

Specializes in M/S,TELE,ORTHO,ER. Has 14 years experience. 74 Posts

That stinks! Reminds me of a friend of mine who, back in the day, entered a patients room to find him hanging by his posey vest. When she hurt her back rescuing him she was chastised because she "could have found a chair or gotten some help."

loricatus

loricatus

Specializes in ED, ICU, PACU. 1,446 Posts

That stinks! Reminds me of a friend of mine who, back in the day, entered a patients room to find him hanging by his posey vest. When she hurt her back rescuing him she was chastised because she "could have found a chair or gotten some help."

Don't you just love the 'should have....', 'could have...', 'would have...' management style mixed with the fear and intimidation style one minute, then passive aggresive next minute, followed by a few belittling remarks that patients can hear and some serious upper managment butt kissing, all in an attempt to divert attention from their incompetency------wait a minute---------that's my manager! :trc: Never mind

jerenemarie

jerenemarie

76 Posts

How about a boss who tries to deny time off needed for major back surgery?!? She told me she would not grant me the time off due to staffing shortage...I even had a note from the neurosurgeon explaining why I needed the time off. I immediately went over her head to her boss; the next day I received an apology & got the time off needed for my surgery! :banghead:

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU. 6,255 Posts

This is usually the type of "leader" who thinks that compliance is directly related to how unpleasant/downright rude they can act.

EXCELLENT quote! :yeah: :smokin: :up: :banghead:

Aneroo

Aneroo, LPN

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER. 1 Article; 1,518 Posts

Sounds like one of my old ones- refused my leave for delivery of my child, and since I hadn't been there a year (and receive FMLA) I'd have to be fired and then rehired, if my position was still available. He told two other pregnant people that too (don't drink the water. LOL)- needless to say, we went over his head and all complaint to human resources. There was something in the employee handbook that we could do a LOA instead. Great nurse, poor management.

nickola

nickola

250 Posts

I've had these kinds of managers too- black & white thinkers who see things in extremes & you'd best stay out of their way & not cross them!! These people make the WORST managers IMO- and I've had all kinds!! They bring morale down amongst staff but for some reason admin. never sees it b/c it- (as always)- boils down to dollars & cents- NOT happy employees!! :twocents:

rph3664

rph3664

1,714 Posts

You must have worked for the same boss I worked for at one time. She was a fruitcake! She finally got put on leave because her behavior had become to erratic then she was told that she was not welcomed to come back to her department, that if she came back to work at the hospital she would have to apply to some other department with no guarantee of being hired. Too bad I was already long gone by that time. I would have been standing in the hallway applauding as she walked out of the building for the last time.

Pam

Why wasn't this person fired outright - or was she a contract worker?

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