I wrote this in May….I wasn’t going to post it until I was done working out my notice but I have 2 more weeks to go and nothing much has changed. It is what it is and I am almost D.O.N.E. Time to move on…yes, time to move on!! Why?? Because I AM more special than THIS…..
I. Am. Special. I belong to a “team” or so they call it at my place of employment. The special “management team”.
We MANAGE our own jobs to the T. We also MANAGE the jobs of others as best we can. Some times we think we manage the other jobs better than the other person can actually DO the job. It’s really rather amusing if you ask me.
The other day, as a management team member, I was pulled to the unit to do the job of one of the NON-management personnel. Yep…I can do it. And I did it without one temper tantrum, and I did it without shedding one tear. Was I happy? Nope. I have not been trained properly to do this person’s job. BUT….I HAVE been trained to manage the person that normally does the job.
Are you following me here?
That’s right. Our management team is special because we are there to manage other people without really knowing how the other people perform their job. It’s amazing.
On top of the managing part of our jobs, we have our own jobs. And yes, our jobs are also managed by someone higher up than we are. I do my job to the best of my ability but I am still new at it. I give it my all and then some more. Mostly because I’m scared of the management above me, but also because I care.
Last week I was supposed to help with the company Memorial Day picnic and my job, as management, was to serve ice-cream. Yep. That was my job. BUT, that was the day I got pulled to one of the units to pass meds. I was so worried there wouldn’t be another person from our special management team qualified to serve the ice cream, because when this was mentioned to me, there was absolutely no discussion…I MUST be present at the picnic.
Being pulled to the unit to pass meds was worrisome….yes it was. I was worried the ice cream would go un-passed and this would be so detrimental to the image we are trying to build back up within the community.
Not once as I sweat my ass off passing meds hoping I was doing the right thing for the right patient did I see one of my “team players” offering to help me. I figured they must be busy getting ready for the picnic. No big deal.
The food was set up on the unit where I was working. I was starving because I did not get a break at all….well, I had one break but hell with food, I needed to smoke!
During the busy med pass I had one of the management team come up to me and tell me all staff had to move their vehicles off the property to make room for the many community members who were expected to attend our awesome picnic. I could not leave to move my car. I was passing fucking medication!! So, one of the nice team members offered to move it for me. Nice. Asshat!
When I took my break I went out the back way so no one would see me go smoke…and man…you should have seen all the cars in the lot!! I was amazed!!
Allllll these people came to OUR special Memorial Day picnic?? No way.
After the party was over I watched as the special management team members cleaned up the mess. I gave report to the on-coming nurse and then sat to chart because I felt that I would get crucified if I missed anything. I got out late. But what really pissed me off is that not ONE of my “team-mates” even stopped to see if I needed anything before they left. They were gone. Every. Last. One. Of. Them.
What the fuck?? Seriously??
Thank God for my sister that I coerced into working there with me. She was working on another unit and we were able to walk out of there with our heads held high like we didn’t give a fuck about anything. We felt “special” to have to walk a half a mile to find our vehicles that the “management team” had offered to move for us.
Regardless, I was sort of questioning how special I really was until this weekend.
This weekend…… I received a card in the mail from my place of employment. This is how I KNEW just exactly how special they think I am. You see…it was a birthday card. Picked out especially for me. I know it took someone a good long time to pick it out and to get everyone to sign it. Yeah…that must have been quite hectic to do. If you look closely you will see……
Yep! I signed my own fucking card in one of our morning meetings!! Don’t you think they would work at little harder at not having the person sign their own card when all the cards are passed around to sign?? Don’t you think???? Aren’t we all more special than that???
And…my birthday is in JUNE, you muther truckers!!