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Should I let my manager beat me at Trivia Crack

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Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

So, I'm really good at Trivia Crack. Would it benefit my career to allow my nurse manager to beat me, or should I defeat her?

Is Trivia Crack what I think it is?

Never mind. Looked it up. Not what I had suspected. I would let her win a lot of the time, but not necessarily all of the time.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

I can see this going both ways. Defeating her might increase her respect for you, or it might make her feel inadequate and angry. She might then take it out on you.

We need a few critical facts here:

1. What is your manager's maturity and professionalism level? Do you have supporting documentation for it?

2. Are you young and/or inexperienced, and therefore at risk for being eaten by said manager? Is she a COB who might resort to such tactics?

3. On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being "I work for fun" and 10 being "my family will end up in a Dickensian workhouse," how badly do you need this job?

Personally, I'd mop the floor with her. I show no mercy when it comes to Trivia Crack.

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

Personally, I'd mop the floor with her. I show no mercy when it comes to Trivia Crack.

And, I can 'mop the floor' with her, or any other comers for that matter!

Gooselady, BSN, RN

Has 23 years experience.

Whoop her ass. It's character building, managers need a constant flow of character building experiences.

Edited by Esme12

Give it all ya got and the first chance you get steal her science character!

My 16 yr old son has been beating one of his teachers, I hadn't thought it at the time but now I wonder if she's letting him beat her.

It really depends on your work relationship, my manager respects my field knowledge and experience and often uses me as a resource, there's no competition between our roles, if anything she would probably be disappointed if I were always losing.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

You should not friend your manager on social media.

Come on....we're having fun here!

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

And, I can 'mop the floor' with her, or any other comers for that matter!

That sounds like a challenge :)

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

You should not friend your manager on social media.

I wouldn't call Trivia Crack social media. I don't socialize with the people with whom I play.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

My six-year-old got me addicted to the game Dumb Ways To Die. You should check it out. I CANNOT get past the 2000 level.

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

I feel like I'm missing an inside joke here....

I think if your nurse manager plays trivia crack with you then you have it made. Small talk completed

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

I feel like I'm missing an inside joke here....

Just a fun thread here. No debate, no name-calling. Trivia Crack is all the rage where I work! :wacky:

Stomp her

Demand she acknowledge it on your performance evaluation

Ask for a promotion