Gossip in the work place! - page 2

by IdianaCNA1993 | 3,503 Views | 16 Comments

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... Read More


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    at times I feel that Im getting that alligator skin and other times I dont, like right now. And I do tell myself that I give it the best that I can with what I am given. Im also starting to think that I shouldn't have to kiss anyones ass either like the other aides the only peoples asses I have to kiss until the cows come home is the ones that have a bed reserved in the nursing home. and setting here thinking Im starting to think that as long as no one is left in poo and pee for the next shift then I have done atleast half my job whether it takes me 5 minutes to a half an hour to get some one cleaned up the RIGHT way and comfortable. Like I keep hearing Im not there to make friends just do my job.
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    Some people are just drama queens. And usually the ones that go around freaking out about other CNAs not being perfect are actually the worst ones in the bunch-- can't get their work done because they're too busy checking up on other people or bragging about how perfect they are compared to everyone else- meanwhile they don't lift a finger to help anyone else and leave vitals, admissions, paperwork, etc for everybody else to do every day. It still irks me that one time when I switched shifts and no one knew what I was like yet, I had to work with one of those drama queens and she spent all week telling anyone who would listen that it was "going to be horrible." Total BS! When judgment day arrived I ran circles around that a-hole while she ran around like a headless chicken getting a whole lot of nothing done. She had nothing to say about me after that. But yeah I have totally called people out on their gossip before, whether it was about me or another person. What gets me is when they say stuff about a new person they haven't even worked with before! Or seeing people complain about things that don't matter. You might be annoying if:
    -You're always late and people have to wait around for you to show up
    -You can't get your assignment done, people have to go out of their way to answer a lot of "your" lights or bringing your residents to the bathroom because you are occupied with lollygagging all night.
    -You tell your coworkers you'll help them with a transfer and then don't show up in a timely fashion
    -You make people late for their breaks
    -You consistently leave residents and/or their rooms a sloppy mess
    -You act like you're god's gift to the nursing home
    Anything else does not matter! Everyone has their pet peeves but unless it's one of the things I listed it probably has no effect on other people so they really have no right to complain. And yeah, I WOULD ask what specifically makes you so horrible to work with... they might actually have to think about it and at least realize that you're on to them and that you don't appreciate it. Anytime I've had a problem with someone I usually can't get over it until I say something. Then the person I had it out with either improves or they don't, but even if they don't I no longer have to stew about it. When I do say something it's usually a quick sarcastic remark or a short discussion though and I try to air the problem in a way that DOESN'T cause a huge drama-fest.
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    Aaaagghhh...anybody who grumbles so much about you sucking probably forgot how much they sucked when they first started out, as we all did at one time. Don't let it get to you!!
    KimberlyRN89, Cristae, and Merlyn like this.
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    Quote from interceptinglight
    Aaaagghhh...anybody who grumbles so much about you sucking probably forgot how much they sucked when they first started out, as we all did at one time. Don't let it get to you!!
    They are Uncircumcised Philistines. Don't give them the time of day.
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    "Im starting to think that as long as no one is left in poo and pee for the next shift then I have done atleast half my job whether it takes me 5 minutes to a half an hour to get some one cleaned up the RIGHT way and comfortable."

    I'm also a new cna working in a ltc. I've been through the same things you are saying...people gossiping about how I
    suck, but one thing I did was ask the person who said it directly why they are saying this. I also told them I was new
    to this and could use all the help they could dish out and they did help me get unsucky. I've only worked 4 months
    and I've had an aide on a shift right after mine actually hug me because I did so much more work. The people that
    complain I don't kiss their butts, but the ones that give me high fives, I do alot for them to make their shift easier. And
    it gets around that I don't kiss butt, so now those aides that were talking, are smiling at me and saying good morning!
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    I understand you there. because there are some aides that I have no problem helping and then theres others its like "eh you think your so perfect so have fun" or I suck it up and do things and consider it for the resident and not the other CNA. Like answering call lights, because I feel that a resident soundnt have to wait an hour to get a glass of water or get cleaned up I guess if that makes sense. I work nights but there has been days that I have had to go in 4 hours early to cover for someone that calls in but I think next time Im going to say no because day shift is always well staffed compared to night shift, or I think Im going to ask my supervisor if she has called everyone on the list and if not to call me back if she couldnt get no one to come in because I feel like Im kissung dayshifts butt when its most of them saying these things.
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    Everytime i overhear a gossip about someone who i think is being misunderstood, i always let them know what i think of the person being a good worker. Don't be quite if you hear negative issues like this because if it goes on, it's unhealthy in the workplace.


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