Hi all. I need your wisdom (and maybe a little TLC
) The story is this: On my last shift the supervisor came in twenty minutes late, so report was delayed. This is SUCH a common occurance that we throw parties when supervisors are actually on time. (Ok, I'm a regular smart a$$, and that's what started the problem). Really, truly, I could care less if they're late. That's their issue, not mine. So, supervisor is late, and as supervisor walks through the door another nurse and I were making smart a$$ comments about the tardiness issue. It was bad timing, and supervisor hears us and yells at me "Mind your own fu%king business!" as all of us are sitting in report. Other nasty things were spouted out, but I was SOOO shocked that I only heard the first one. Now when I get mad, I tend to cry, which I HATE. So here I am sitting in report trying really hard not to cry, and feeling like I'd just been attacked by a pit bull. Later, I pulled aside said supervisor and apologized for my smart aleck remark, stating I didn't mean any harm by it, and I wouldn't do it again. Then I said "But please don't ever talk to me like that again." I know I screwed up and deserved some talking-to, but in that manner? Supervisor tried to tell me that it's no big deal about what was said on supervisor's part as it's been said to other nurses before. I just stood my ground and repeated "Don't ever talk to me like that again." Did I overreact? Did I do everything I should have? I felt totally humiliated in front of my coworkers and really dread going to work. Thanks for listening.