Tattle Tail Traits in Nursing?? - page 3

Have other people noticed similar things about "Tattle Tails" and their behavior or traits in this field? Notice TT's tend to add facts (lie) about the story they are telling to management? ... Read More

  1. by   ohmeowzer RN
    well there's tattle tales that grow out of it ( me ) and there's TT's that get worse as they get older... i have been tattled on as a adult and was po'd and went to that person's face and told them a thing ot two.... seems like she only knew half of the story and the story grew to be a big story ..
    i told her to keep her trap closed and stay out of my business.. and she only needs to talk to me when it's nursing related.. she got mad and told me i was disrespecting her ... i told her to poop in hat and pull it over her head.. she stormed out of the room .. she quit that day.... and left ... the next thing i heard she lost her CNA license and she was working at walmart... heaven only knows what she did... but my mind runs wild... looks like she opened her big yap one time to many
  2. by   barefootlady
    The last TT I worked with would not swat flies off herself, much less a patient, but let the NM or other bigwig come on the unit and she fell out of her chair to tell them everything she had done or was just going to do. No one else on the unit was working but her, no one cared for the patients but her. Right. So many patients complained about her she was always in trouble but management loved to TT ways.
  3. by   violet888
    Quote from BrokenRNheart
    You know....I have noticed that too. When I would do the same thing and after being in a room for a half an hour or more - sometimes the patient had a meltdown and you couldn't walk out on them. Sometimes they had questions so teaching began right then and there regardless of what was waiting for you and sometimes it was what you described. Then when I walked to the unit another RN that is a total alcholic and stressed about her deadbeat husband and thieving step son at home would say....."where were you?"

    I can't spend the rest of my life saying "I didn't do that" or "I didn't say that" and I can't keep trying to answer to or defend myself to miserable people that need to look at themselves. They are the reason that I will quit trying to do bedside care. They can figure out what to do with the nursing shortage. I am not going back to work in that environment. Period. I will never shut up about what it is like but I won't be a part of that any more.
    Dear BrokenRNheart, please review why you are an RN. Self-esteem positive. You made your choice to work as an RN and do not let others dictate your career, even the bullies.
  4. by   BrokenRNheart
    Quote from violet888
    Dear BrokenRNheart, please review why you are an RN. Self-esteem positive. You made your choice to work as an RN and do not let others dictate your career, even the bullies.
    Maybe somewhere else. All I know is the thought of working in that atmosphere again makes me want to puke. I am so done with it. Over it. Never want it ever again. Won't kid myself. I have seen way too many people in that area of nursing that are the reason for the shortage. They will continue to work there and chase people off and the shortage will continue. Period. Until they change the dynamics it is going to keep going on and wearing people down.

    Wore down.....moving on.
  5. by   Valerie Salva
    I've noticed that the TTs usually do ten times more "wrong" things than those they tattle on.

    A TT tattled on me for forgetting to lock a filing cabinet. However, she did not tell on herself for regularly taking hour long luch breaks and not clocking out for them.
  6. by   november17
    Quote from ecnav
    The nice guy routine NEVER works. Certain personalities are simply incorrigible. They understand nothing short of head-on confrontation. Then they go crying to mama when they get their ... twisted. The best defense is a consistent offense. Keep them on their toes.
    Thankfully I don't really have any problems with tattle-tales where I work. If there are, my manager is the type to let it go in one ear and out the other. I don't really care what people think about me. I'm there to do my job, not get involved in the unit politics.
  7. by   violet888
    Quote from november551
    Thankfully I don't really have any problems with tattle-tales where I work. If there are, my manager is the type to let it go in one ear and out the other. I don't really care what people think about me. I'm there to do my job, not get involved in the unit politics.

    Agreed. Keep them busy and on there toes :bowingpur to reverse co-dependancy. Here to do a job politics a waste of precious energy.
  8. by   violet888
    I posted the link to my profile where it belongs. Sorry. I am learning how this site works. Good luck, violet888
  9. by   BrokenRNheart
    Quote from Valerie Salva
    I've noticed that the TTs usually do ten times more "wrong" things than those they tattle on.

    A TT tattled on me for forgetting to lock a filing cabinet. However, she did not tell on herself for regularly taking hour long luch breaks and not clocking out for them.
    So true....so true

    Just thought of another.

    I lived in fear of talking on the phone at work. Co-workers all around me would be on the phone constantly. One would usually be ticked at her useless husband at home. But whenever she saw me on the phone, she made comments. I made it a point to not be on the phone but on occasion I had issues too. Mgr ALWAYS heard about it and it was treated like I was always on the phone. Total discrimination. Those people - always on the phone - seriously. But...don't say anything.....only tattlers are allowed to tattle.
  10. by   BrokenRNheart
    Quote from violet888
    I posted the link to my profile where it belongs. Sorry. I am learning how this site works. Good luck, violet888
    Still won't work....PM me
  11. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from BrokenRNheart
    .........Anyone feel like the TT exhibits girly playground behavior?

    Anything else?

    Why is it TT's have to lie and add twists to the stories?

    Any TT's out there.....I'd love to understand.
    I think they do it for the attention and to make themselves look good, and others look bad.
  12. by   nrsang97
    We still have the unit wide tattle sheets. I got one back in my mailbox (one in orientation insisted we do it) and it had a star on it. I guess I did good. Oh my, I think I just went back to grade school!! Most of us refuse to do this. I refuse to do the unit educator job.

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