I can't believe this!!

  1. LastThursday, I got a good 3 month eval from my job. Well now to my shock when I got home from running errands, that there was a message from my job to call back. Well, I did, and THE ADMIN. wants to talk to me on Thurs. at 1:00. She says that she has a "concern" to talk to me about. Now the only thing that I can figure is that something must have happened that upset someone on Sat. when I last worked for my home care client. I can't for the life of me figure out what. I only know I'm gonna get bawled out about something. I'm tired of it. I bust my butt, and when I think I'm making a difference, I get kicked in the teeth instead. I'm tired of it. I'm thinking of leaving health care altogether. Thanks for letting me vent.
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  2. 51 Comments

  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I know how you feel, WW. Maybe it's no big deal. Admins do not realize how they stress us when they say they want to discuss something.
    As nurses, we are used to getting chewed for no good reason. I always say that the phrase "No good deed goes unpunished" should be printed across the tops of our licenses.

    Whatever it is, don't react defensively. Be professional, but stand up for yourself and correct any info you boss has that is inaccurate.
    Good luck.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Feb 18, '04
  4. by   warrior woman
    Thanks Helllllo. I'll be okay. But it is irritating just the same. If I had the money, I'd go back to grad school full time, and take a well deserved break from nursing.
  5. by   Rapheal
    Can you call her back or page her? Doesn't seem fair that you should be on pins and needles until tomorrow. Good luck, I'm sure it will be ok.
  6. by   barefootlady
    This stinks WW. It seems like our time and our peace of mind means nothing to the suits in charge. I would call her and inquire about the issue. I would tell her that I am not good a playing a waiting game and I need to know what the concern and issue is. She may give you a song and dance, but at least you may get some idea what this concern pertains to regarding your work or is it personality related.
    Good luck and remember to keep us posted on what happens.
  7. by   warrior woman
    I called today. She WILL NOT see me until tomorrow. She's adamant about that. I just want tomorrow over with. No matter what the outcome.
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Don't you just hate it when supervisors do this?? Seems they enjoy keeping one on pins and needles.........it's a power thing, I guess, but it blows!

    Hope tomorrow goes OK for you, Theresa.........I'm sure if it were something really awful, your boss would have made it more of a priority.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you, darlin'. :kiss
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Sorry, WW. You must feel all stressed out.

    I had similar thing happen once. It turned out to be nothing- but I was really angry at my boss for having put me through so much stress.

    Do you have anything lined up in case of the worst-case-scenario?

    Sending good thoughts your way!
  10. by   warrior woman
    Yeah, I got a couple of things on the back burner simmering. Plus I'm going to a job fair tonight at a local hospital. Do you think she's really sharpening the knives here? I mean, I am totally in the dark here. I feel as if I'm walking a high wire above a mine field.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Theresa I am so sorry. Let us know what happens, will you please? hang in there til tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   gij1
    Your supervisor does not know how to communicate effectively. There is no need to keep you in suspense about topic of discussion. Sounds like time to find a position that is more positive. Describe to us where you might be happy. What are you looking for? Let us know how tomorrow goes. Don't let her get to you. Just stay professional.
  13. by   Dave ARNP
    Call your supervisor and should she have one question about your nursing abilities, tell her she'll need to speak with US! I think we can all vouch for you on this one.

    Dave, getting WW's back
  14. by   jnette
    Bummer, WW. I see a sleepless night ahead... hope it's not near as gloomy as it might appear. Wish you grace and wisdom... and selfcomposure. Hugs to you.

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