Anyone experienced bullying?

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if I'm the only one out there. I experience bullying ALL the time at work. I work in an ambulatory care setting where the most of the physicians and the RNs/LVNs/MAs are friends. They go out partying, drinking, kids have play dates, friends on fb, and etc. I've noticed that the people not in the "in" crew, like myself, are subject to constant criticism and ridicule. When I was new and asked for help, I was told to "figure it out" myself. I hear them gossiping and laughing about me in the break room. One woman even started a rumor about me being a prostitute/escort!

    She went to our manager and convinced her to fire me because I'm an incompetent nurse but I was transferred to another department instead. What's funny is that many of them are LVNs that cannot pass their rn-nclex if it could save their life. It's ridiculous. Some of the physicians even let the MAs do procedures that are only in the nursing scope of practice.

    Has anyone else experienced anything similar? I still wonder why I was targeted.
    Last edit by RNsupermom99 on Mar 17, '12
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    Well I was bullied at a job before. I left. No one has the right to bully you. I would report it over and over and over again or look for a job elsewhere. As for MA's doing nursing things- I see that everyday. I don't know what exactly they aren't allowed to do to be honest. I haven't seen any work on the inpatient floors at a hospital, but I think outpatient they can do a lot.. and they get paid less which is a big bonus for companies.
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    Quote from xoemmylouox
    Well I was bullied at a job before. I left. No one has the right to bully you. I would report it over and over and over again or look for a job elsewhere. As for MA's doing nursing things- I see that everyday. I don't know what exactly they aren't allowed to do to be honest. I haven't seen any work on the inpatient floors at a hospital, but I think outpatient they can do a lot.. and they get paid less which is a big bonus for companies.
    The doctors in my facility actually trust our MA's to do blood withdrawal, IVs, straight caths...and so much more. One MA applied a splint on a 2 year old boy but she used coban and wrapped it too tightly. She had never done a splint before and the doctor asked HER, not me, to do it. They're friends outside of work and the md trusted her instead of me, the RN....the poor little boy lost his finger. Well, the entire department, including my managers, covered it up and blamed somebody else. I'm currently looking for another rn position. Can't wait to get out of there. Sigh


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