Got someone mad at me - page 2

We have a recent CNA graduate orienting in the ER to be a tech. The first day I met her I was impressed, she seemed eager to learn and promising. In just over a month we've all changed our opinions... Read More

  1. by   jimthorp
    Quote from TazziRN
    After finishing the triage I told her very gently that calling docs at home for personal help is not a good idea.
    Whether good advice or not, it's not your place to offer job related advice outside the working relationship. Unsolicited advice, more often than not, creates more problems than it solves even if it's on the job and job related.

    If the Dr. had a problem with it he can speak for himself.

    My
    Last edit by jimthorp on Jan 8, '07 : Reason: better wording
  2. by   gitterbug
    You thought you were doing her a favor, she did not like your advice. In the future, remember, know-it-alls never like to be questioned, instructed, or advised if the information does not support their actions or beliefs. Sounds like most humans to me. Just give this person respect as a fellow working teammate, do not delve into personal areas when not asked, and
    do your job. If she is as troublesome as you state, she will gone soon. This MD should have informed her of the way he felt about being called at home, not you. Don't mean to flame you, just feel that you were guilty of crossing the nurse/patient line.
  3. by   BJLynn
    That was very clearly unprofessional of her. I have the medical director's home number and cell number (Doctor). However, I only call him at home if I have been instructed to do so by the doc himself (he has a couple patients he would rather treat himself instead of leaving it to the on call doc.) I call the answering service or the hospital and have him or the on call doc paged. And yes, I do have my GP's home number, but will not call it for a personal issue. I do like at work and go through the on call service.

    Like one poster said, this gal is gonna implode sooner or later. Sooner me thinks. Either that or she is going to have an "episode" that is going to bring her crashing down to earth like a 30 ton metorite and she'll be a better health care team member for it.
  4. by   muffie
    this tornado spiraling out of control ain't worth worrying over
  5. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from jimthorp
    Whether good advice or not, it's not your place to offer job related advice outside the working relationship. Unsolicited advice, more often than not, creates more problems than it solves even if it's on the job and job related.

    If the Dr. had a problem with it he can speak for himself.

    My

    I think that's directly related to working relationships.
  6. by   gonzo1
    Sorry for being harsh Julie bean, I should never post after a 12 hour shift, it makes one grumpy.
    After thinking on all the posts here I have kinda changed my mind anyway. It is pointless to try to educate a "know it all" anyway because, well, they already know it all. Sit back and watch the show unfold.
  7. by   jimthorp
    Quote from carolinapooh
    I think that's directly related to working relationships.

    Incorrect! She was a customer in the ER not on the clock in the ER.
  8. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from GardenDove
    Nothing worse than a know-it-all, pushy CNA with an attitude. There are just certain personality types that rub me the wrong way, and this type of person fits the bill.
    I agree, but you find those know-it-alls everywhere. I know this girl, we'll call her one-uper because not matter what you say, do, whatever, she's done it better and knows more than you. She's works at our local hospital, but not as a nurse or CNA. She claims she's on first name basis with every doc and yada, yada. She thinks this impresses people and of course I know why she tells everyone these things all of the time...because she wants to look important, which is kind of sad. Of course I never say anything, I just smile and "oh, that's nice" , but it does get annoying with the constant self compliments and such. It's ok to be proud of yourself, but she's a braggamuffin and it gets really old, really quick. I don't work with her, I know her personally, but I can guarantee you that she gets on her coworkers nerves. I think the best thing to do in this situation is to let the other do what they wish because eventually it will catch up to them. Sorry about the vent.
  9. by   banditrn
    Quote from GardenDove
    Nothing worse than a know-it-all, pushy CNA with an attitude. There are just certain personality types that rub me the wrong way, and this type of person fits the bill.
    Yes, I've met a few like that! I've also met a few nurses with that attitude, too.

    Granted, I've been a nurse a long time, but I don't know everything, and these people always amaze me - especially the ones who have only been out of school a couple of years.
  10. by   TazziRN
    Quote from SoulShine75
    I agree, but you find those know-it-alls everywhere. I know this girl, we'll call her one-uper because not matter what you say, do, whatever, she's done it better and knows more than you. She's works at our local hospital, but not as a nurse or CNA. She claims she's on first name basis with every doc and yada, yada. She thinks this impresses people and of course I know why she tells everyone these things all of the time...because she wants to look important, which is kind of sad.
    I think we're talking about the same person..........
  11. by   blueberrybon
    My goodness! This conversation has gone full circle! What I love about it is that everyone has opinions, and can voice them accordingly. I'm so glad to see that life is the same everywhere! Yep, know-it-alls are bothersome, especially because I am far from even being a know-it-sometimes person .

    But, I know some, and have a couple in my family, sigh. So being able to deal with them, along with every other person who is not all that easy to be around, makes us all the better as a person and nurse alike.

    I say; good job everyone. Posting this subject is just one of the many helpful "before it happens to you" examples.

    Blue

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