October 2, 2011 - new updates

On Sept 26, I thought the week was going good.  I was keeping my nose to my work.  Went to the counselors and kept her there for about an hour, telling her everything that I have been journaling about in regards to the work situation.  The next day, I actually felt pretty good because I got a lot off my chest and was looking forward to a nice friday.  About 1pm, Jen calls and tells me to go to "HR conference room".  I went down there and there was Wendy and Jen.  All of the sudden, she starts to lay in me about my performance level in the department.  the 1st thing she said was that I said that the paperwork was going good but she said that it wasn't.  She was asking why I waited until the DNV (our hospital accreditation people).  She said it was my fault that this was not done because now we wouldn't be compliant.  She did mention to me that we were not compliant but she didn't know what happened but she gave me those accusing eyes.  The next thing she had on her list was about the ACLS September Initial class.  There was 2 people who did not get their materials (so they claimed they didn't).  I told her that the guy got his materials back in February and the girl got hers in July.  I told her I have dates with when the materials were sent out.  Judy already emailed me about this situation but I have a feeling that she Blind copied Jen so I didn't know she did this.   Judy has been after me since the day I was hired back in 2005.  Both previous managers, Cheryl and Rosanna always told Judy to mind her own business and never bothered me about her.  They knew how she was but does Jen?  No.  The next thing she brought up was that there was things that needed to be done but I insisted that I do non essential work.  Non essential work?  Is she referring to orientation summaries?  Those are very important pieces of orientation paperwork that I tally what the orients think with the previous orientation classes.  Then she said that my priorities, organizational skills are severely lacking.  All this while Wendy (HR) was writing notes (for those of you that said to go to HR, this has been through HR even back on 9/2.  Oh another thing,  my time and attendance - I was written up for that.  for clocking in 15 minutes early.  I was clocking in at 7:45pm instead of 8.  Ok - I can remedy that by setting my watch alarm at 8pm.  If anyone asks me anything prior to 8, I need to tell them to come back.  This time and attendance is a bunch of crap.  All of these issues are rediculous.  So, after all that was said and done, I no longer have a 2 month probationary period, I have 2 weeks.  No suspension - Wendy said that the next time I am called in I could be terminated.  At this point folks, I am just gearing myself for the inevidable.  She will stop at nothing.  I told her about the over class scheduling for this cardiac class.  Told her what the plan was.  Didn't she go to Mary and ask her to send her an email documenting about the situation.  Mary said "no! we are working it out ourselves".  What was her reason for all this?  she feels that she has a right to report about issues from people. 
What I am doing now is utilizing a white board that wasn't used by the department across the hall from my door.  I put everything that I am doing, updating any followups, completed or ongoing and the dates.  All week I did this and everything on the board has a completion date and a check mark next to it.  I also have a red (work to be done now!), green (semi essential work - to be done in a day or 2) and yellow notebook (non essential work).  I have been using it all week, so she knows what is and isn't done.  Once, she came in and asked me to check in with her because Sonja and I were working on issues with the paperwork and that she might have the answer.  I said ok. 
Little birdy told me that Jen is meeting with Wendy for a follow up meeting.  Sonja told me this.  Thursday about 3:30pm, I asked her if she had any questions or concerns about the board and if there was anything that I needed to know (because she was meeting with Wendy).  Her answer was "oh, your doing good".  In my mind, she is keeping her mouth shut because she wants legal representation (Wendy) to put it on record.
Thursday, Diane finally showed her face - she did seem kinda glum toward me.  I didn't take it to heart because sometimes she can be moody.  We did talk after lunch, and told me that she was dissappointed in me.  She asked me if there was anything that I would wish to have Jen be.  I told her "understanding"  she said "how"  I said "in regards to the paperwork and my general work".  We didn't talk long because by the time we talked it was 4pm.  Diane and Jen had a meeting.  Apprently, Sonja, Diane and Jen met in regards to the paperwork issues and Diane told Jen that I am not to be "further disciplined".  I really think in my heart that Jen was looking to get rid of me.  I do not trust her at all.  I don't know what will happen at this meeting tomorrow or if I will be called in for a follow up.  I will try and get on here tomorrow night after work to give you guys an update.  I have an emergency counseling session with Judith.  I probably will continue to see her for at least another 1/2 dozen sessions. 
She is also telling me to look elsewhere.  I have no idea what the job market is out there.  There are so many people out of work.  Im going to wait until this is all overwith, get my resume together - go to Buffalo employment technical center.  Thats it for now.  I cannot go into academia because colleges do not pay well at all - especially for support staff.  My other thought was to contact my cousin who knows a lot of docs to see if they have any openings.  With all of this going through HR, I think its time for me to leave Kaleida.  I certainly hope I can hold out until Feb 3, 2012, that is my 20th anniversary. 
There is a lot of people at Kaleida health jumping ship.  with the medicare/medicaid reembursements these hospitals are getting.  We are not getting the $$ as promised and I really think that the new building (s) the system is building is costing a lot more than they expected.  I did get a 2% raise for 2010, I don't expect any for 2011 because of this stupidity of these issues.  Its not until June 30, if I last that long. 
anyways, thats it for now.  Im sure you guys are all seething about my new manager.  Its all ridiculous.  How can a manager who came into the department 8 months have all this pull for someone who has been in the department 6 years.  I certainly can hope there is a way to not get "manager input" at a new job.  Catch up to all very soon!

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rogerjd
rogerjd

I\'m really gobsmacked! Starting work minutes early is an issuefor them? are they mad? for any other firm this would be a godsend. You really are having a tough time of it and although you feel that the time is coming where you should start to \'move on\' I do not think this is the answer. You have battled now for all this time- please if you have the strenght please continue to fight and defend yourself- maybe others will see what\'s going on and take your side if it comes down to that. I would hate to see her get her own way after everything she has out you through but I also understand that you need a lot of strength to be able to ignore the \'bullying\' and continue with your fight- you are a very sick person who should be being treated with respect for managing the job you do without complaining about your illness. Alosif you do look for another job do you have to declare your illness? would this be another issue for you?
norma67
norma67

Jen, I\'am so sorry to hear all that you are going through, it seems to me that you are being \"set up\". Is there anyone up the line that you can talk to about all of this. Know that I am here for you if you need to talk anymore and take good care of yourself no matter what happens! I love you sweetie... Norma..
ragingfog
ragingfog

I HOPE THERE ARE SOME GOOD CHANGES COMING YOUR WAY
TAKE CARE, CATHY
deleted_user
deleted_user

Work shouldn\'t be like this. Unfortunately for many, the dignity and respect of work has been or is being stripped away. Jen probably does want to get rid of you. I swear, they pick the most immoral and inhumane people for management who only care about getting the job done and making themselves look good.

I think the counseling sessions are good and you should follow up with your cousin and see if you can\'t find a position with a doctor. It\'s really rough out there and employers are looking for people who would eat their own children if asked to in order to further their careers or worse: just to keep their job. My heart goes out to you. Keep your chin up, keep on documenting everything, and start looking for another job. Big, big hugs.