problems with coworkers...what do you do?

  1. I have had a problem with a certain fellow cna since i started my job. She is brash and rude to me and she has a tendency to act this way with the residents as well. I love my job and my other coworkers but she has pushed me to the point of wanting to walk out several times. I know that this is petty but the residents shouldn't have to deal with the outcome nor should they have to deal with her being rude...

    i have gone to the charge nurse about it but since then she has left and now we are lacking a constant somebody who does the schedules.

    argh
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   UM Review RN
    I hate to be the one to tell you this, but there's one like that in every workplace, on every unit, in every facility I've ever worked at.

    Just ignore her, don't feed into it. Walk away from her if you have to but don't walk out on the job.

    Because she has relatives, and they're everywhere. Trust me on this.
  4. by   Julie frm Dallas
    Quote from indierock
    I have had a problem with a certain fellow cna since i started my job. She is brash and rude to me and she has a tendency to act this way with the residents as well. I love my job and my other coworkers but she has pushed me to the point of wanting to walk out several times. I know that this is petty but the residents shouldn't have to deal with the outcome nor should they have to deal with her being rude...

    i have gone to the charge nurse about it but since then she has left and now we are lacking a constant somebody who does the schedules.

    argh
    Let me guess, you work in a nursing home? I hate to tell you this but it's been my experience that you will work with far more of these types than any other. Just try to not let it get to you, be a good example and exhibit the kind of professionalism and empathy you would like to see from her...trust me, your superiors will take notice.
  5. by   chadash
    Quote from Julie frm Dallas
    Let me guess, you work in a nursing home? I hate to tell you this but it's been my experience that you will work with far more of these types than any other. Just try to not let it get to you, be a good example and exhibit the kind of professionalism and empathy you would like to see from her...trust me, your superiors will take notice.
    So true!
    But it really troubles me that individuals who have no concern for the patients do this kind of work. I know that none of us are up to snuff everyday, but the person she describes really seems to dislike the patients. The charge nurse, the manager, someone needs to set the standard.
  6. by   caliotter3
    I found that what Julie from Dallas states in her post is true. I also observed that one person can not get overly involved in the behavior of those who do not care about their jobs or their pts. The only thing the OP can do is to keep her own level of care up to her high stds, keep her own morale from bottoming out, and learn how to derive her satisfaction from her pts and the knowledge that she is doing the best that She can do. Otherwise, she will suffer for it in the long run. If there are coworkers or supvrs that display good attitudes and good work habits, make it a point to associate with these people and avoid the negative employees. It makes for more pleasant work shifts.

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