July 21, 2010 - I just need to vent about work

I just need to vent about work right now.  Monday while I was off, my nursing manager Rosanna informed the rest of them that she is retiring at the end of the year.  I got the news over the phone when I called her a in the afternoon to fill her in on the biopsy.  She talked about what was going on next year and with the move over to Buffalo General.  She wasn't sure what was available for us, job wise.  Even got the nurse educators nervous.  We don't know who will be taking over Rosanna's place when she retires.  There are a few people qualified but will they take this position.  I will have to trust Diane and who she will pick.   There are 3-4 nurse educators who have their Masters in nursing education - Mary, Diana, Renee and Michelle (who is new).
Today,  Mary was being a jerk.  Actually she has been a jerk for awhile.  I try and open up to her about my disease process.  Seems like she gives me a side look when I speak at lunchtime.  she can be extremely bossy.  We have sign in sheets that we get from the educators that need to be put into the learning management system so people can see these on their transcripts.  I have not been trained properly on this system and its kinda an eyesore of mine as far as job duties since we changed over to the old system.  We did not get the proper training that should have been done by this company.  Only the people who put in content were in the training and we all though that there would be additional training on the system.  This did not happen.  When Sonja came on board, it was my understanding that she would be involved with the content portion of the learning management system.  Lately, she has been the one putting in the sign in sheets. There is 1 folder where we store the unentered sign in sheets so nothing can get lost.  I tried to explain to mary about how things just got messed up with the training on the learning management system and that we have 1 folder for all the sign in sheets.  She does not understand why I don't put them in and that Sonja puts them in.  I have been feeling alittle left out with this learning management system, its too confusing and everyone seemed to think that I would pick this up really quickly.  Everything is buried in drop down boxes and its not user friendly at all.  I hate it and told just about everyone - Rosanna, the adminstrator that I didn't like it.  They were thinking of the HR component of it all.  this program is suppose to be more user friendly on the HR end of it.  Trying to talk to Mary about her cardiac care sign in sheets has been extremely difficult.  She explained to me that she is walking scared because of Rosanna's announcement and not knowing whats going to happen with the educators - she wanted her files perfect.    The files that she said she missed were easily found so she should not be freaking out about things.  I sincerely wish mary wouldn't be like that.  The bad part is that she's my next door neighbor.  I also personally think she was the one filling in Rosanna's head that I don't followup with things.  She mentioned that too.  I remember when she was hired in this department, I was the one who my previous supervisor asked if she should be hired and I said "yes".  Mary can be a nice person when she wanted to.  But, at this point, if she puts in for this manager of clinical education - I will be looking for a new job and moving on.  I cannot and will not put up with her ways.  I don't care - I don't want to be working under her.  I will be bidding on jobs immediately upon her announcement.  I think she would micromanage to the highest degree.  My previous manager, Cheryl was like that before Rosanna - she would come in the office asking what I was doing and if I wasn't doing what I was suppose to - she would flip out.  This was constant - probably 3-4 times a day.  I can honestly see Mary being like that.  I am the only one out of the 3 admin assistants who has a college degree, who schedules the clinical rotations for the schools. What would they do?   this is not the time for me to leave this job - especially with the transition with Rosanna and the transition of our department going to Buffalo General.  I hope Diane will pick a good person who will lead us into the Buffalo General transition.  She knows what kind of people we are and to have a tight liped person would not be a good fit for us.  Yes, I am concerned about this and Jan 1 will come extremely fast.  Hope Diane is starting now with this.
Thanks, I needed that venting.  Have a great night everyone.  love you all.
 

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simplegirl
simplegirl

Oh vent away. It sounds like a lot of stress, especially if you get someone there that you don\'t like or disagree with. I hope it all turns out well for you and you are able to get someone you like. Hugs
deleted_user
deleted_user

We\'re here for you to vent! We love you too!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Vent as much and as often as you like; it\'s not good to bottle it up...
Hopefully things will turn out for the best, hang in there, try not to stress, it\'s never good for you; I know, easier said than done.
((((HUGS))))
deleted_user
deleted_user

Venting is good--you don\'t want it all bottled up. Let off some steam by venting; sometimes it just feels better to talk about it. Hopefully it will all work out in the end. Take care!
deleted_user
deleted_user

P.S. - Head over to one of the many WNY festivals, have fun, and take your mind off of everything. (Taking my boys to Evangola State Park today for some sand digging and sun and a good book). :)
tikasiamese
tikasiamese

Evangola state park is near where my parents live. its not my kind of beach to go (sand is too gritty - evans town park is better).
CMondo
CMondo

Here are two things we cannot always choose: family and bosses. This lady, who probably will take the current manager\'s place, is the \"yes, madam\" type. She doesn\'t like arguments or conflict - my way or the highway. For those I reserve my box of chocolates every morning and my recorded tape \"yes, madam\". It certainly gets me out of trouble.

This is usually a reflection of her surroundings. Since she cannot be horrible or react to what really bothers her, she brings to work this power trip, making the co-workers feel miserable.

Take one day at a time and avoid confrontation. Everything will be just fine.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Jenn, I am sorry to hear you are losing your boss & friend. I hope you get a new boss equally compatible for you and the others. In a positive light you can worry about work now, that will not kill you, VS cancer that can. Turn Stress loose on those causing you problems then you can be Stress free! lol (inside joke) :)

Gentle hugs,

Eltasche
deleted_user
deleted_user

Venting makes the heart grow stronger and stable!
deleted_user
deleted_user

It\'s nice to just vent and know you have no worries just people who listen. I hope that things work out for the best for everyone involved.