grrr! gossiping, I cant stand it!!! - page 3

Why do nurses have the need to gossip?? I cant stand it. Im a new grad started my new hob a month ago and already nurses are talking about me behind my back. why?? I know alot of nurses have dealt... Read More

  1. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from Tweety
    I definately agree. It's part of being a self-actualized adult to learn how to play well with others, and where to draw lines.

    I'm working beside these folks 40 hours a week of my life, 8 or 12 long hours a day and many people I've known for 15 years, surely I'm going to talk to them and not just show up and "mind my business because I'm there for the patients and not to soclialize". I know where to draw the line. I don't get deep and personal with details about them or myself. We have baby showers, monthly pot lucks for birthdays, and are there for each other during tough times as well.

    Most humans are social beings, we naturally are interested in each other and sharing our lives.

    Naturally I'm not talking about gossip.
    Yes, there's a difference between gossip and news. Gossip might be something like "Jane is having an affair with the UPS man". It's totally unimportant to know this and probably Jane doesn't want it discussed. News might be "Jane has cancer". Or "Jane and her husband are getting a divorce". Knowing this information will help you understand why Jane isn't her regular self. It's not confidential. It's interesting news about a co-worker.
  2. by   Tweety
    Quote from Bluemoon576
    I'm sorry to be invading this post... but last night I opened a new post "recent grad CNA" and I had no replies and they moved me somewhere else I don't know. Can anybody help me, please?
    You should have gotten a message that it was moved. It is here in the CNA forum, where it's hoped someone can help you there since it went unanswered here. This forum your in now is primarily for licensed nurses their first year on the job, not necessarily CNA's, although anyone is welcome to post here. Good luck.

    Here is your thread: http://allnurses.com/forums/f265/rec...nt-256281.html
  3. by   bethin
    Quote from newlvngrad
    Why do nurses have the need to gossip?? I cant stand it. Im a new grad started my new hob a month ago and already nurses are talking about me behind my back. why?? I know alot of nurses have dealt with this but what do they do? Im thinking of working registry so I dont have to deal with this! Need some advice!
    If you are certain they are speaking about you, then confront them. Sadly, wherever there is a human being there will be gossip.

    Had a new nurse (to the hospital, not a recent grad) with lots of experience, friendly, a real team player. They talked about her behind her back. She found out, marched into the breakroom where the clique sat to eat lunch and loudly announced, "I don't need you as my friends, nor do I want you as my friends. If you have a problem with me say it to my face and don't be a coward about it."

    They started treating her with respect. I've noticed that some people in order to earn their respect you have to stand up to them. Your coworkers might be like that.

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