So, today was a rather tiring day of meetings and trainings for the managers and leaders in my organization. Me, myself was fit to be tired of an all day session of countless problems and no real resolution. Not to mention no one feels I’m qualified to be in management so they give me a hard way to go when I chime in and give input. It’s frustrating to say the least, but I got through the day. I went off a few times, but not before trying to stay quiet. They just insisted that I speak and so I let em have it. I am a huge patient advocate, but I’m also an advocate for the ones who work on the ground in the trenches. Being a manager hasn’t made me think any less of my staff who work all day seeing patients. As a nurse, I was often frustrated that no one listened to our concerns or even bothered to advocate for those of us working at the bedside. I never wanted to be in management because of this reason, but vowed to never forget where I came from if I did. I also felt that it’s important to voice the concerns of our people who are leveraged to reach the goals of businesses. I am my sisters and brothers keeper. I get fit to be tired, but as long as I’m in a position to fight, I will do so for any and everyone, not just my patients. Because the truth is if we don’t take care of those who care for others, who will? Be vigilant!!!!!!! Working people matter.