To be furious with my manager

(64 Posts)
WearingMyCloakOfInvisibility Fri 03-Dec-21 21:48:57

I'm NHS and like most hospitals our department is struggling with staffing levels and recruitment.
Yesterday during a procedure, patient on the table, all of us standing within three feet of each other, the Consultant, who has been taking an active part in the future planning, asked my manager how things were going.

The conversation went like this:

"So when's T starting?"
"Not...problems..."
"Well you've got X doing bank?"
Nod
"And Y doing more hours?"
Nod
"And you'll be training up 'keen new person' and 'Invisible person'?"
"Yes"

I'm fuming. I know full well what extra training is planned and I'm not happy for good reasons. But I'm really furious because clearly this discussion has been going on for a little while with no mention to me, and then they had this conversation right there as if I didn't exist.

(Or the patient, whose hand I was holding whilst offering reassurance).

But this is about ME. And I'm bloody cross and offended. AIBU?

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Olliesocks Fri 03-Dec-21 21:51:49

I’m sorry, i’m confused. Which one is you?

EarringsandLipstick Fri 03-Dec-21 21:52:14

And I'm bloody cross and offended

About what? Have you missed a part in the story? Who are you in the dialogue with your manager?

PAFMO Fri 03-Dec-21 21:52:15

Eh?

Are you X, Y or Keen or Invisible? Are there 4 people here or 2?

Are you saying that your two managers were talking about you as if you weren't there? Or that you knew that something (training?) was in the offing and you don't want it?

PAFMO Fri 03-Dec-21 21:52:36

Glad it's not just me

PAFMO Fri 03-Dec-21 21:53:17

Oops I forgot T. confused

ChangeChingyChange Fri 03-Dec-21 21:53:41

Wtf

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mynameiscalypso Fri 03-Dec-21 21:54:29

I assume you're invisible person?

WearingMyCloakOfInvisibility Fri 03-Dec-21 21:54:39

Apologies for lack of clarity.
The conversation was between my immediate manager and the consultant with me standing there silently fuming.

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SillyBub Fri 03-Dec-21 21:54:44

I know my brain seriously struggles at this time on a Friday (I just referred to a bollard as roadside furniture to my DH) but I simply could not follow that at all, OP.

Halloaten Fri 03-Dec-21 21:54:57

Hope you're enjoying that wine 🍷

Burnamer Fri 03-Dec-21 21:54:59

Look at OP’s username. I understood it.

DukkaTheHallsWithBoughsOfHolly Fri 03-Dec-21 21:55:16

So you’re having to do extra training for something and they discussed it in front of you without discussing it with you.

WearingMyCloakOfInvisibility Fri 03-Dec-21 21:55:41

I am enjoying the winegringrin
An extra glass because I'm sulking.

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DappledThings Fri 03-Dec-21 21:56:32

WearingMyCloakOfInvisibility

Apologies for lack of clarity.
The conversation was between my immediate manager and the consultant with me standing there silently fuming.

Which still doesn't clarify which one you think refers to you in the conversation

Hibiscusroses Fri 03-Dec-21 21:56:41

Have another wine from me. Now tell me, what actually happened?

WearingMyCloakOfInvisibility Fri 03-Dec-21 21:57:06

T is someone who was offered a job but for various reasons hasn't materialised.
X and Y are other staff members.

I'm invisible. The work just magically gets done without anyone noticing. hmm

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PrincessPaws Fri 03-Dec-21 21:57:22

I would assume OP is 'invisible person' in this story

PinkyPromises Fri 03-Dec-21 21:57:31

The consultant was saying about the OP needing extra training in front of her and the patient.

Sorry OP that's really shit

AtlasPine Fri 03-Dec-21 21:58:28

It sounds a bit crass but I’m not sure I’d be that bothered by it. However, it may have lost a bit of the punch in the telling.

Bluntness100 Fri 03-Dec-21 21:58:36

Who are you in this? T, x, y, new person, invisible person, who?

This is an anonymous forum, we don’t know you so can’t guess.

confused

WearingMyCloakOfInvisibility Fri 03-Dec-21 21:58:43

So you’re having to do extra training for something and they discussed it in front of you without discussing it with you.

@DukkaTheHallsWithBoughsOfHolly has it.

Apologies for my lack of clarity.

It's not all down to the wine. Trying not to be identifiable and give too much detail for obvious reasons. Plus that extra glass. wink

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Winniewonka Fri 03-Dec-21 21:58:48

I just want to know was the patient conscious?😀

MaryAndGerryLivingInDerry Fri 03-Dec-21 21:59:29

What are you pissed off about?

MaggieFS Fri 03-Dec-21 21:59:50

Gosh I'm confused and I haven't even had a drink.

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