Quote from SmilingBluEyes
I also like prmenrs' idea of "killing with kindness"...it often does the trick.
You see, I am the sweetest and nicest person, wanting/willing to do anything to please these people for the past 9 weeks. I jump out of my seat to do things, always asking people if they need help, give compliments, rarely have time to take a lunch. This kindness thing isn't working.
I may have a different job lined up that has a union! However, I haven't even intervieed yet, but I always do well in interviews and have a family member that works there, so I may stand a chance. The bad part is, they take forever to hire (3 months typically). i don't know if I can take it there for 3 more months. I could always transfer to a different unit promptly, but I don't believe I want to put THAT unit thru the grief of training me, only to see me go PRN shortly after, that is, IF I get the job.
I often times really feel like my license is at risk. It is a Burn ICU, and I have pretty much taken my "own" patients since the 3rd week, with my preceptor around to help , even though she had her pt/pt's as well. The way I desribed to you how I get report now that I am on my own, and the fact that I am often times to scared of getting fried or made fun of for simply (non life threating) Q's is not how it is suppose to be.
When I was giving report to a night shifter, I told her about how labs were ordered on a patient 15 minutes ago and Dr.X is to be called with the results. I told her the unit clerk sent the order to lab. She asked me what time she sent it for and I didn't know, I told her the unit clerk knew it was to be STAT. She got huffy and asked me to "look it up on the computer". So, I got on the lab page on the computer, but honestly didn't know how to find out the "time" the clerk requested it be drawn. I told her "Here is the lab page, but I don't know if I am on the wrong page. I have never done this." She didn't say a word. Instead, she let out a big sigh, picked up the phone and called lab herself and asked them. Never showed me or told me what page to go to. Instead, she got pissy and made me feel so small.