I work in a physicians office with 2 LPN(im one of them), and a medical assistant, and 2 RNs one is the head nurse. We have all come to the conclusion she is a pathological liar. we have caught her in sooo many lies. Lies about and having to do with work and also her home life. Usually managers have a policy about what you tell them, stays with them. You can tell her about someone else in the office and she will go back and tell that person who said it AND exagerate what you said. Its awful. how do you handle such a pathological liar, that happens to be your boss?
Apr 27, '03
Be VERY VERY careful. Document, document, document. Even go to the point of cayying a small tape deck in your purse. You would not be able to use the tape deck in a court of law as you would have had to let her know first that you were recoridng her conversations ( telling her you are taping may cause her to start bullying) but it is evidence that could cover your butt.
I was in a similar situation once. The trouble was the boss I worked under acted like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth and I found out she had been lying her head off. She even went to the point of removing responses I had written from my HRM file so that my side would not be known.
Know this - she cannot hide her lying forever- sooner or later she will be known by everybody for what she is and what she does, however do not assume that everyone knows NOW. Every time she has to report something "up the ladder" make sure that a true and accurate statement is made. Get your side of the issue out there.
Keep your interactions with her to minimum. No matter how "nice" she is DO NOT TRUST HER."
If you ever need some peer support over this issue feel free to PM me. I just wish I had had someone to support me while I dealt with MY "head nurse who was a liar."
Last edit by gwenith on Apr 28, '03