Got called "stupid" at work - page 3

I am a nurse's aid at a LTC facility. I've been here since January. I took 4 weeks of class then was assigned to a hall on the 3-11 shift. The CNA that trained me on this floor is very bossy. I... Read More

  1. by   janmae1950
    I don't have to work with Ms. Bossy anymore! The nurse supervisors moved me to another wing of the home.

    And the ladies I am working with are all around my age (51). I gave the documentation I typed up to the 3-11 supervisor and the Inservice Supervisor who oversees training and placement of new staff. She said she will never ever place a new aid with Ms. Bossy.

    She also let me know that I was not the first to voice complaints about that woman.

    I'm looking forward to my stomach settling down and doing my work without having to have one eye on the door waiting for her to storm in to complain about my work.

    Thanks again to all who supported me with this!
  2. by   WILLOW_9
    Jan I'm an evening shift supervisor in LTC and what she did was terrible if you can't give respect to the people you work with yes with then you don't need to be there. You are absolutely doing the right thing. You need to report this abuse and have every right to be treated with respect for your own professionaalism and hard work.
  3. by   mattsmom81
    Congratulations Jan!! I'm so glad this worked out for you...now you can relax and learn..... away from this witch, and be ready for your upcoming test! Good luck!

    You should feel proud you handled this so professionally.
  4. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    originally posted by janmae1950
    i don't have to work with ms. bossy anymore! the nurse supervisors moved me to another wing of the home.

    and the ladies i am working with are all around my age (51). i gave the documentation i typed up to the 3-11 supervisor and the inservice supervisor who oversees training and placement of new staff. she said she will never ever place a new aid with ms. bossy.

    she also let me know that i was not the first to voice complaints about that woman.

    i'm looking forward to my stomach settling down and doing my work without having to have one eye on the door waiting for her to storm in to complain about my work.

    thanks again to all who supported me with this!
    i'm just wondering why miss bossy is even still there, especially being this isn't the first time someone has complained about her.

    anyway... congrats & :hatparty: hurray!!! hope you'll be happy in your new location...& again...good luck :blushkiss with your pending cna exam!!!
  5. by   boobaby42
    This will sound immature, but I'm going to post it anyway! Go to your job and provide those patient's with quality care and be smiling every step. I have found that the best revenge is to be happy, show everyone just how much you love working there. Let them know that the b---- isn't important enough to cause you concern. Pamper those patient and they will love you back. You will get compliments and praise and that my friend, will just kill that pitiful excuse for a healthcare worker. I hate to think how she treats those that depend on her for their care. Being happy with your situation is the sweetest revenge. You might just run that gal off!
  6. by   janmae1950
    originally posted by skm-nursiepooh





    ps, how's your dad:kiss...i hope he's doing fine.

    good luck in this most upsetting situation....and in your re-test!!!
    thank you for asking about dad.

    he has had 3 surgeries over the course of a month and 1/2. his right artery was 90% accluded (sp?). the doctor operated on his neck first and then in april operated on his thigh and then did a by-pass on his lower leg a few days later.

    he spent a week in the rehab unit of the hospital. he's back in his home at assisted living and is doing very well.

    i hope that now the stress of working with bossy is past i will have more energy to help him and just be there for him.

    the next cna test is scheduled for 5/23. i'm praying every day that nothing major happens till after this is over!
  7. by   kaycee
    Hey Jan, glad to hear things are better for you. Been reading everyone elses posts and didn't have anything to add at the time. All good advice given.
    By the way I live in McCandless, but lived in Franklin Park a good while, my dad still lives there.
    Good luck on your test!!!!
  8. by   eagleRN
    My opinion, for what it's worth, is that too many people are getting involved at work. Do your job, overlook Ms. Bossy, do not return sarcasm for HER stupidity, and ignore it. Like many has said, there's always SOMEBODY at every job looking to cause trouble. Just do your job, your supervisors will notice, and so will the "stupid" one. Just smile, smile and smile.
  9. by   DAISY MAE 1
    I have been a manager for over 15 years and most recently
    was a supervisor of a geriatric unit with CNA's . I applaud you
    for not gossiping, or backbiting with the incident. You also have
    a lot of courage to stay in that situation. I would say if manage-
    ment is backing you and doing something about the situation, then it might be worth working through that stress even though
    you donot deserve it. I know there are always 2 sides to the
    story, and we have only heard yours. However, those kind of
    situations should not be tolerated at work, and if management
    is not going to back or support you, then you will have to make
    a decision about how much you are willing to tolerate at work,
    and live with to keep yourself happy. Your co-worker is not
    going to change at anyone else's will unfortunately. Do what
    makes you content, because work takes up one heck of a chunk
    of our lives! Daisy Mae
  10. by   fedupnurse
    Yeah Jan! Way to go! You really can't lose when you handle yourself with the grace and dignity you apparently did! I'm glad it worked out for you and for the patients in the facility where you work. You are clearly an asset to the place!
    Congrats!
  11. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    sure glad to hear that your dad is feeling & doing much better!!!
    originally posted by janmae1950


    thank you for asking about dad.

    he has had 3 surgeries over the course of a month and 1/2. his right artery was 90% accluded (sp?). the doctor operated on his neck first and then in april operated on his thigh and then did a by-pass on his lower leg a few days later.

    he spent a week in the rehab unit of the hospital. he's back in his home at assisted living and is doing very well.

    i hope that now the stress of working with bossy is past i will have more energy to help him and just be there for him.

    the next cna test is scheduled for 5/23. i'm praying every day that nothing major happens till after this is over!
  12. by   nurse -01
    I've been a nurse for 20 years and have never heard of such a humiliating incident. You have done the right thing. You might follow up your letter with a personal visit to your supervisor--you can call and schedule a meeting after hours if you want. That's what your supervsor is there for. He/She needs to know details and some witnesses would be helpful. This person needs some type of disciplinary action,in my opinion. Their behavior is totally unacceptable. By the way, I don't think you will get this person fired if you're worried about that. It probably is a good idea to work another floor away from this person until things cool down. No one should have to tolerate verbal abuse. Hey, don't let this get you down. Not all people are like this. Keep giving the good care I know you are. Good luck!!
  13. by   CseMgr1
    Good for you, for being proactive. I was in the same boat years ago as a new CNA. I had a supervisor who made my life a living hell. It would not have mattered to her, if I had taken sheets into my patients' rooms on a silver platter, for NOTHING I did was right. I went home crying and came to work crying. Finally, after 18 months of abuse, I quit and enrolled in nursing school. I made a solemn vow to myself that I would NEVER inflict the same kind of harassment on a subordinate..or subject myself to the same again, and I have kept that promise.

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