I had some trouble with a CNA...should I talk to the manager? - page 7

At the hospital I work at, everyone on the nursing staff is on probation for the first 90 days of employment. Then, there are peer evaluations done by the RNs. If the employee shows that they work... Read More

  1. by   girlfromtx
    This whole thread kind of scares me... though I don't do it often, sometimes when someone says something sarcastic to me, I punch them in the shoulder, not hard, but playfully. I think that is what this CNA did, and the only reason it hurt the OP is because of a chronic injury. I'm scared I might lose my job b/c of something like this. People are WAY too sensitive, probably why our country is very litigious.

    I have family members that say really, really mean things but then qualify it with, "oh just kidding." "wow nice haircut, did your hairdresser use garden shears? just kidding." When you say something sarcastic like that, there is obviously truth to it, and whoever the comment is beng directed to knows that. The first weekend I started my tech job, I felt very, very out-of-place. A comment like that would have made me feel even more outcasted.
  2. by   smk1
    Quote from girlfromtx
    This whole thread kind of scares me... though I don't do it often, sometimes when someone says something sarcastic to me, I punch them in the shoulder, not hard, but playfully. I think that is what this CNA did, and the only reason it hurt the OP is because of a chronic injury. I'm scared I might lose my job b/c of something like this. People are WAY too sensitive, probably why our country is very litigious.
    I have family members that say really, really mean things but then qualify it with, "oh just kidding." "wow nice haircut, did your hairdresser use garden shears? just kidding." When you say something sarcastic like that, there is obviously truth to it, and whoever the comment is beng directed to knows that. The first weekend I started my tech job, I felt very, very out-of-place. A comment like that would have made me feel even more outcasted.
    Ok so this thread should be your wake up call NEVER TO PLAYFULLY HIT. I know exactly what you mean with about just playfully punching someone in the arm, but that isn't behavior for the workplace, and just because someone else makes unprofessional comments, it doesn't open the door for more unprofessional interaction. It may seem ridiculous, but this is the way things are. It is the same priniciple as making sexual or other offensive jokes. Your friends may laugh at them, but at the work place it could get you fired. Hopefully the OP has learned a bit too about playfully making fun of someone. Neither one in this situation were behaving professionally, but we all learned in kindergarten to keep our hands to ourselves.
  3. by   chadash
    I patted a superior on the arm during a tense moment, and she implied it was aggression. Be very very careful! No touchy!
  4. by   sbic56
    Reading this makes me wonder how many are old enough to remember when everything wasn't so PC, litigious and uptight. Work used to be so much more enjoyable. Reading how so many have jumped on the PC bandwagon makes me glad I work mainly from home, but sad that it has come to this. There are so many important issues to truly worry about, so why do we have to sweat the small stuff so much? It's almost as if some are looking to be offended.

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