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I just had a conversation about a new job with my dad. This is my first ever job and I'm already discouraged. I'm just curious about how you guys feel about the situation and if I'm wrong.
When I had my interview they only asked me why did I want to be a cna. And hired me on spot. Without calling my references or anything. I expected them to ask more and really determine if I was a true patient advocate. today was mine and another girls orientation. The other girl was 30 minutes late. Texted. Had a couple phone calls. Fell asleep. Didn't take out her tongue ring or cover her tattoos. I don't think there is anything wrong with piercing or tattoos but i believe they should be covered or removed just because its the Code of conduct. Then the girl and I were talking and she was like ya I only want this job for the money. & that's what she told them when they interviewed her. & when we went on the tour she would stop and talk to people she knew. & wasn't paying attention to the lady giving us a tour.
When you work as part of a team it isnt only about yourself. its about everyone. My dad thinks I shouldn't worry about other people because when I get money they're not sharing it with me. All I need to worry about is myself. But I don't feel like that. In a healthcare team or any team, it isn't about you. It's about everyone involved. I want to work with people who care about the patients. Not the money. It's not about the money.its about the patients health. He said if I continue to think like I'm not gonna have this job for long. I'm just upset about what my dad told me and how orientation went. he thinks i'm looking to deep into it. Has anyone else felt like this, is this common? I'm just so upset about what happened and my dads comments.
I am sorry you have experienced this ...but your dad is right
. It is NOT
your place to judge this girl nor is it your place to discipline her. She is not
your responsibility to mandate nor moderate her behavior. You are NOT
her employer nor mother and you will do nothing but by yourself a whole helping of trouble trying to "fix" everyone to meet your standards.
The "team" is about everyone but worry about NO ONE but YOURSELF
. Keep the discipline to your boss and HR department.....and keep your nose out of her business.((HUGS))
I say this for you own good! I admire the respect that you have for the profession and it tells me that you will be a fine CNA and maybe you would consider becoming a nurse someday. BUT.....worry about yourself. What she wears or does is up to your boss to take care of. Keep your head down, take good care of your patients.....this other employee in NOT your responsibility!
So yes your Dad is right! Good Luck!