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10 Best and Worst Nursing Bosses

Jeff Hindenach | NursingLink

Worst: The Ghost


You never see the Ghost, but their presence is everywhere in the hospital. The Ghost seems to have an infinite amount of vacation time, or is always on a “business” trip. But when the cat is away, the mice can’t play. The Ghost will haunt the hospital through e-mails and phone calls, making sure everyone has plenty to do in their absence.

The problem: It’s hard to get any work done when your boss isn’t there to answer questions. Can’t decide the best way to complete a task? Better figure it out. Have a personal issue with a patient or nurse? Take it up with them. Need something signed or approved? Better hope they are near a phone or fax machine. By constantly being out of the hospital, the Ghost can accomplish their tasks without the nuisance of actually having to manage their team.


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