Quote from Altra
Lesson learned? Are you sure about that?
So ... the next time you publicly criticize the performance of one of your coworkers, and they have an issue with it ... you'll not do them the *favor* of allowing them some response? Am I reading this right?
i'm w/you, altra.
op, i'd be very careful as to how you state your concerns to your coworkers.
as a few posters have mentioned, the charge nurse of the day obviously (and rightly) took it personally, feeling offended by your criticism of the floor when the anm is off.
of course it's ideal when there is someone to deal w/families, md's, lab values and other time-consuming duties, but unless it's in a job description, no one is obligated to take on such duties.
and so, because of the increase in your workload when anm is off, you're essentially blaming the added stressors, on the charge nurse.
and that's unfair.
if you do speak to them, i would definitely address the profanity used when expressing themselves.
that was totally uncalled for and most unprofessional.
but you also might consider clarifying your complaints, in that it's the extra work you're upset about
but that you understand it is not their fault that they handle charge differently than the anm.
i hope this gets resolved...
professionally, of course.