My employer, Acme Regional Health, ranks employees by how much access they have to information. In other words, the higher up the food chain, the more you’re in the loop. Silly, stupid, and counter-productive, I know — but there it is.
I got a sign a couple of days ago about my impending enthronement as charge nurse: I got my own very special email account and passwords to various programs that will allow me to do charge nursey things. Access to information. We’re movin’ on up. Cue the Imperial March from Star Wars.
The Acme Regional equivalent of the key to the executive toilet. Or something.
“Aren’t you thrilled?” asked my manager.
No. Thrilled is when I get pay commensurate with my new responsibilities. Thrilled, as they say, comes with cold, hard cash. . .