Originally Posted by franknbeans
...BSMS...In other words-I would guess there is more to the story...there are very few people who just love getting up in the am to find something to reprimand folks about.
In 3 years, her experience has been that within a few weeks or at most a month after one probation ends, she is put on probation for something else. I'd suggest that if she was doing anything seriously wrong, they'd have fired her after 3 straight years of it. I know I would not tolerate someone I had to put on probation repeatedly.
I told her to contact the state about it. I think she is being bullied from not standing up for herself. I know a couple of months ago she was told she was going to go on report and they might need to fire her...she was tired of it, and told them to get off their butts and fire her ASAP - or shut up. That was the last she heard of it, and a few weeks ago her supervisor was reassigned.
I've had commanders in the military who hated my guts. On two occasions, I was told to obey a direct order or be court-martialed. Both times, I told my commander to put the order in writing, and that I would run it by Legal - if they said it was a lawful order, I'd do it. Both times my commander backed down.
Some of the finest men I've ever met have been my commanding officers. And some not so fine have been.
I cannot know the full story about what is going on at that hospital. I do know my wife has plenty of company on probation, and that I would fire anyone I had like that before the 3 year mark. I also know her patients are nuts about her, because a number have contacted us by phone or letter. One guy was a retired Army Colonel...he invited us to their home so he & I could swap stories.
I fully understand that things are not always what they appear. That could be the case with both Roperchick and/or my wife. But I also know I've had bosses who were liars, cheats, and one who was nuts. In the civilian world, I had one who was a good guy when sober - but that wasn't often. I had another boss who was only on the payroll because he was the owner's son. Many moons ago, when I worked for the US Forest Service, we had a district ranger who couldn't have found his butt with both hands, a flashlight and a map. The gal who did range management was so stupid it was scary. The guy doing timber sales was outstanding. He usually could talk the two idiots into the right thing, and leave them thinking it was their idea. I was a minimum wage hire, but it left me with a strong mistrust of the USFS...which has gotten worse with time, IMHO.
They are out there. And sometimes you just have to keep chugging and try to do the right thing.
In my experience, if you do that, then in the long term you will be OK. Cream rises to the top, but it takes longer at times than one would think...
BTW - I agree about watching the drinking. Drowning your sorrows can sometimes add to them. And if someone is out to get you, alcohol abuse is an easy bat to beat someone with in the military. Good luck to all!