To the readers of AllNurses:
As a CNA of four years, who has worked in hospitals, SNFs (skilled nursing facilities), and home health, I have seen employees who have exhibited terrible behaviors towards each other and myself. It's been CNA v. CNA, Nurse v. CNA, CNA v. Nurse, and so on including every job positition you could think of in any facility.
People spreading rumors, picking people apart instead of teaching them better, and just generally being evil towards one another. I'm not going to give examples or badmouth anyone in particular. I've seen people make comments and posts on this site that have given the general vibe that this is how they most likely behave in their workplace.
I respect my nurses and my fellow CNAs. I will do anything to help them, within reason and without neglecting my patients. For doing this, people then view me as a "push-over" and then I have to be professional, but firm and set boundaries.
After experiencing this, I went into home health at the beginning of the year after the stress from people I work with
and not the job itself became too much for me to handle on a daily basis. Once in a while, I still come across it, but not to the degree it was when I worked in facilities.
My point is this:
Please make an effort to be nice to people. If you already are, then great and big thanks.
After seeing a couple of posts about negative attitudes, I felt this must be said. Thank you to all who have contributed positive thoughts and good advice. I will continue to do the same.