Right now I am currently a CNA or what I like to say caregiver at a nursing home and its my first job what so ever, I've been there five months come May 8th. I'm trying to get in to nursing school I pretty much know what to expect from nursing school. But that isn't why I am here today. I have a problem, well lots and lots of problems, but there is only one that is burning my back side like a brand right now.
I know that being new to the job and the company that people are going to gossip and people are going to give me a hard time. However, I'm at my wits end with it all! I don't want to quit my job I love the people I care for and I like some of the people that I work with.
But then there's the people on the other shifts that have not really worked closely with me that are saying. "Oh you have to work with him I heard he sucks!" and "I'm not calling him to cover for me 'cause I know that he down right sucks."
Now I know that I'm not the best and I have a lot to improve on but I feel that if a coworker has a problem with how I do my job then they need to come to me and say somthing and if there is time show me how to do it the right way. But mostly its the other aides, I think though its just one that is going around saying this and they have not worked with me closely, that say these things. The nurses I work under have commented on how much I have improved and how they seem to not have a problem with what I do.
I keep telling myself that the reason most of these other aides are saying this is because I'm new and I will admit I have made some mistakes witch I feel is expected being a first time aide. I also know who some of the aides that are saying this and I really want to confront them and ask "How do I suck at my job?" because I think that if I down right sucked at my job some of my residence would be complaining and I think that the nurses would be writing me up left and right and most of all I would have been fired by now. I myself think that I must be good enough if I'm always the one the the ADON calls to come in to cover for people who are "caugh caugh" sick or who decide not to show up.
I have also decided that after the other night when I chose to go into cover for someone, when all I wanted to do was lay around and watch tv and be lazy, who claimed to have had the runs and a fever that I am no longer covering for that person after the nurse told me that next time not to cover for him unless I down right wanted to or needed the money because he said "Im not calling him he sucks" she told me that he said to him "I dont have a problem with him I like working with him" and she also informed me that he didnt really look sick and he never once was in the bathroom at work. I knew he wasn't sick I wanted to just reach up and feel his forehead as soon as he started giving report to me because he seemed fine and then if he wasnt warm back out at the last minute, but I thought no Im already here and I do need the extra money. But its just the principal of the thing I guess.
So I pretty much just want to know if it would be wise to go ask some of my coworkers if I down right suck at my job. I also want to know if it would be wise to say to one of them that want me to cover there shift "No because I know that you think I don't do a good job". And I guess it wouldn't hurt if I wanted to know if I was going about things the right way or not? :spin: