my boss was "transferred" today.

  1. Hello all! Just joined the site a while ago and I am already addicted!

    Anyhow, I walked into some bad news at work today. I work in a small subacute rehab that's run by a nursing home. My boss just came back from vacation today and had a choice: transfer to another position as a consultant (that she doesn't want) or have no job at all.
    The nurses on the unit are devastated. She is the only person in management who ever stuck up for us and to see her go, well, I just think the unit will fold. They are bringing in a social worker/administrator to take her position. How can he help with the nursing aspect of our unit? My boss is just the best. I can't believe they're doing this to her.
    They've also been laying off social workers, laundry, housekeeping, maintenance, etc. THey are telling us that with all the medicare cuts, etc that we are just not making the money anymore and can't afford the help. Is this happening to anyone else out there? I just can't believe it.
    Morale is so low right now, and I just wanted to vent. Thanks to all for listening to me...
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Jenny P
    There haven't been any layoffs in health care workers here that I have heard of yet. What part of the country are you in?

    I can only agree that if they take nurses out of the management of nursing staff, the unit , staff and patients will all suffer.

    Good Luck.
  4. by   ekgqueen
    Jenny P, I live in Michigan. Thanks for your reply!
  5. by   sanakruz
    Sounds like a private enterprise for profit kinda place....
  6. by   tiger
    i'd love it if it were my manager!
  7. by   renerian
    I have lost other great leaders at work and it is devasting for the coworkers left behind. Do you know anything about the person taking your bosses place?