I had my interview at a very prestigious New York City hospital. The director was quick to say they are a “non-profit” hospital but I assume they have some verrrrrry generous donors….it was clean and modern and the staff were very pleasant in other words the opposite of where I currently work. I’m not dissing where I work, it’s a public hospital and provides much needed services to a huge number of vulnerable patients with very limited resources. What is annoying me is the staff attitude~the nurses are among the highest paid union nurses in Chicago!!
There’s 4 types of staff response to any question at my current employer
- Not my job, department, patient. I wasn’t here/there. I don’t remember/nobody told me.
- I/we would NEVER do that. That could not have happened because everyone knows what to do. In 5, 10…20…30 years I have never seen/heard that before.
- I would love to…I always….I want to….but some policy/other department prevents me from doing it.
- No time, too busy, no time, too busy, no time, too….
It is rare, not impossible but very rare to have someone respond positively or even politely to even the tiniest request.
I have no illusions that this new hospital or any other hospital doesn’t have similar issues, I don’t expect clinical staff to be skipping around throwing rose petals down the corridor but c’mon…just do your job!
So, after that little vent, I was obviously impressed by this new potential employer. I met with the director and the team and then went on a little tour of a few of the ICUs. Very cool!
Guess which way I am leaning?