Someone at work is trying to get me FIRED !

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    . I will try my best to make it short: I work as a CNA in the health room at a school, and for some reason a co-worker is out to get me. She wrote up a list of complaints and gave them to the person at the top of the Chain. Normally if someone has a complaint they will come to your boss first, however she went straight to my Boss's Boss to complain about me. Another person who has supervision over me is the principal... she even bypassed the principal. To make matters work, the person at the top of the chain who is also my Boss's supervisor is friends with the co-worker making complaints about me. Here are the complaints:
    1. I study at work. )My boss and the principal says thats okay for me to do, as long as I have my work completed. I NEVER put studying at work before my job)
    2. I didn't take someones temp. when they complained of a stomach ach. ( I don't always take a temperature, especially when a student has hunger pangs, I usually send them to lunch and tell them if it continues, come back to the health room)
    3. I allowed the custodian to change a students colthes. ( This is totally not True !, If it did happen I had no knowledge of it)
    4. Students are left alone in the health room when I'm at lunch.( The aggreement is that if a child is throwing up or waiting to be picked up by a parent, they are allowed to rest in the health room, office staff( which is her) is supposed to keep an eye out on the sick child. I have a right to a DUTY FREE 1/2 lunch break)

    It broke my heart to hear all of these silly complaints. Not only did she not follow the chain of command, but she is making up lies. Sometimes I feel like I'm walking on pins and needles at work. I love my job, yes its stressful working full time while in nursing school, but I have no choice. I always get my work done on time, and the students are my first priority. I have NO idea why this lady HATES me sooo much. She has no idea that I know about the complaints. So everyday I speak to her, smile, and act like nothing is wrong... but on the inside I'm torn. I'm always pleasant to her... She also is pleasant to me, however she's stabbing me in the back while smiling in my face. Sorry its long, I just need to Vent. :zzzzzBy the way My boss vouched for me and she told her Boss that she and the principal have no complaints against me. I thank God for such a wonderful Boss.
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    wow. what kind of job/position does this other person hold? is she also a health aid? is she well respected in the school?

    staying there may do more damage to your reputation. I would be very careful, and do things with as many witnesses as possible.

    good luck!
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    I think you should have a talk with this co-worker and clear the air. I know I wouldn't want to work in that kind of environment. Continue doing your best and doing things "by the book" and you will be fine. They can't fire you. At least you have support from your boss and they gave you the opportunity to defend yourself. Her complaints are petty anyways. Plus everyone makes mistakes, IF you made a mistake you will learn from it. They can't fire you over that. Were only human.
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    She's one of the secretaries. I'm doing NOTHING WRONG ! She has nothing to do what goes on in the health room. I am watch my back though. I won't give her any room to even start another rumor. I can't even talked with her(the complainer) about it, because I'm not supposed to know. My boss told me in confidentiality. Her boss told her this is not to be discussed with anyone including me... ( the victim).
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    If your boss cleared you of these complaints, you have nothing to worry about. I do think you need to quite smiling and pretending nothing is wrong and confront this person.
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    I would confront her. Not in a way that gives your boss away... but if someone makes complaints about you, you have a right to defend yourself.

    I would start by telling her that you have been given permission to study when you arn't busy, but if there is anything she needs you to do, that she should feel free to ask you.

    make sure when you go on break, you tell her... I am going on my break, do you feel OK to watch whomever is in the health room.
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    Quote from CathyLew
    I would confront her. Not in a way that gives your boss away... but if someone makes complaints about you, you have a right to defend yourself.

    I would start by telling her that you have been given permission to study when you arn't busy, but if there is anything she needs you to do, that she should feel free to ask you.

    make sure when you go on break, you tell her... I am going on my break, do you feel OK to watch whomever is in the health room.
    I Can't Risk Confronting her ! I made my boss a promise that I would keep this to myself. She already knows that its her Job to watch the health room, while I'm at lunch. I ALWAYS, tell her that someone is in the health room resting, and Call me if she needs anything. There are two entrances in my office, so Kids are able to come in with out anyone knowing... which is why I now keep the second door locked, so anyone that comes in Will have to pass her... She is supposed to send any non-emergency back to class until I get back from my lunch. I told her if she ever needs me during my lunch break please get me... I always stay close to the health room when at lunch.
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    Well then sounds like all you can do is vent here, and watch your back there.
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    well, I don't know as I like the idea that someone can complain about you, and that you aren't supposed to know. If someone complains about you, you should be informed, and given the chance to speak for yourself.
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    Quote from nursing student 19
    She's one of the secretaries. I'm doing NOTHING WRONG ! She has nothing to do what goes on in the health room. I am watch my back though. I won't give her any room to even start another rumor. I can't even talked with her(the complainer) about it, because I'm not supposed to know. My boss told me in confidentiality. Her boss told her this is not to be discussed with anyone including me... ( the victim).
    I was just about to suggest that you do not discuss it with her anyway. (Why?) Some people get off on mess, if you let her know that you are bothered by her actions, the secretary wins.

    Don't kill her with kindness because most of the time that doesn't work. Ignore the hell out of her, she's bored at her job and is probably jealous of you for pursuing something she wished she had the guts to do. It will not be the last incident, so look out.

    Continue to do your job and keep a smile on your face, esp. when the secretary is around. Brag about how good your life is right now. For example: "I feel so blessed" "It's crazy cause I only have a year left in nursing school and I should be able to triple my income" "Make up all kinds of stuff" but never directly talk to her..
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