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Old 10-11-2007, 05:45 PM
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High heels is psych??? I did that once, and that was the night a patient got confused and ran out the fire exit and onto the roof. True story!

My boss isn't impossible, I just never see her unless she comes in before the night shift is over. We sort of manage ourselves; Most of us are veteran nurses of over 20 years so we don't need much managing.

I've had some doozies, though.
Explain exactly what it is about her that bugs you other than the heels ????
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:49 PM
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Explain what she does that bugs you other than the heels
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:43 PM
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My boss will not answer the phone at the nurses station "because it's not her job."

My boss refuses to become involved on the unit during a patient emergency because "it's not her job."

My boss won't learn how to use the computer so she can pass meds because "it's not her job."

My boss refuses to come in on the weekend to work when we have no staff because... well, you get my point.


And I hate her freakin' high heel shoes
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:47 PM
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Hmmm, gosh... wouldn't staffing the unit really actually be her job, though?

Sounds like a real winner. I'm still advocating for lots of pranks to bring her down a few notches.

Hide her computer keyboard and make her go on a scavenger hunt for it. You know, one clue leads to another!

Take everything out of one of her drawers and fill it with water to the very tippy top. Put a rubber ducky in it. Close carefully!

If your med floors in your hospital use isolyzer to solidify liquid, uh, waste, take some, mix in some hot chocolate, corn and peas from the cafeteria, and stick it in a bedpan where she'll find it first thing in the morning.

Have flowers delivered to her without a card. Once a month, on the same day. It'll drive her batty.

No, none of these are incredibly mature I admit, but I have been a party to each and every one at some point or another.

'Course, the object of such pranks usually had a sense of humor.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:36 PM
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I really like the idea of hiding her keyboard......
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:33 PM
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I would definitely discuss with her how she is not fostering teamwork on her unit and how you have "overheard" team members questionong her abilities. If that doesn't work then file a complaint singed by others on the unit and submit it to her supervisor. She sounds like a piece of shi_.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:32 AM
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My boss will not answer the phone at the nurses station "because it's not her job."

My boss refuses to become involved on the unit during a patient emergency because "it's not her job."

My boss won't learn how to use the computer so she can pass meds because "it's not her job."

My boss refuses to come in on the weekend to work when we have no staff because... well, you get my point.


And I hate her freakin' high heel shoes

And just think.........she gets paid more than you
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:02 AM
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You could always try taking in a liason and meeting with her. Then you'd have a witness. Start off with something like "I feel as if there is a great deal of tension (or whatever) between us and I'd like to make a commitment to resolve that. I'm hoping you can make the same commitment to me so we can build a professional nursing team on our unit."
That may open up the door to a conversation where you can either get her on your side or at least find out why she's such a terror and whether it's worth it for you to stay. Working for a nasty boss is not worth it, I think. But maybe you can turn things around.
Good luck!
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Sadly, that kind of meeting is the kiss of death. She is in a management position, which means that the administration of your hospital has endorsed her. As much as we would like to believe that meeting with her will resolve things, it will only put you in a position of intense vulnerability. Pop psychology and other ill-advised sources will encourage you to meet with her supervisor, and that would be detrimental to your wellbeing. The sad truth is that you can not change someone's personality (or their DNA) without years of therapy. And since you are not in a position to provide therapy to your boss, your best bet is to decide if you can live with the current situation. If you can, then stay. If you can't, then go. But never, never, never try to change your boss by confronting their behavior in front of a witness, or worse, involving their supervisor.

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