tattle tell - page 2

Hi, I'm new to this site. I've been a nurse for 1 1/2 years. I have worked in a nursing home since I've graduated. The problem is with this one nurse. She just doesnt' bother just me she bothers all... Read More

  1. by   Hypoxic Pixel Eyes
    Documentation is a double edged sword.
    Even if you don't plan now to use it you may need it someday.
    I would keep documentation of all pertinent facts in case of a rainy day (s#%t storm).
    "spycam the LPN" certainly will.
    I've found in my limited experience (thank you Jesus) with this kind of genetic freak of nature,that they are over-compensating for some percieved defect in thier own life.since "the mole"seems to enjoy umilliating others
    Maybe some things in the past would be publicly umilliating and would be nice to have around in case of the aformentioned climatic event.
    You must live with yourself every day though.To know that you had not "sunk to their level" may be satisfaction enough for you to move on to a more professional eviroment.I applaud your restraint.
    Good luck to you.
  2. by   SUBQ
    Is losing your license worth dealing with a psycho co-worker?

    These are the kind of people that will see too it that you not only lose your job--but lose your license.

    If you can't change the situation: then its time move on to somewhere else.

    And all that jazz about doing the job of 2 or 3 nurses--that not only comprimises the safety of your patients, but it will catch up to you. You will find that all sorts of errors will multiply when you take on more than you can handle.

    You may think that you are doing ok--and so far no one has gotten hurt or nothing bad happened--but it will sneek up on you and you will be in a situation that you had not planned on and BAM!!!! someone codes, or everything that can go wrong does...

    That is part of the problem in nursing: too many nurses don't know when to back off.

    If you come to work in a place that you feel that your co-worker is trying to do you in and they are making work more than you are scheduled and short staffed...then its time to move on!!!!!!!!!

    You can get another job. But once your license is gone: IT IS GONE.

    And once someone is dead. You can't bring 'em back.

    Either fix the problem or get out. Otherwise, you are just asking for TROUBLE...
  3. by   nursejanedough
    Good luck, daisie. I know you will find something out there as a nurse that will be more rewarding and not as stressful. As an RN, some non-stressful positions I have tried were surgery and low key psychiatric positions. Since my legal nurse consulting stint has not been very lucrative, I will be looking also. I love LTC, and when I make it rich one day, that's where I will be.
  4. by   duckie
    Good luck Daisy, we're all pulling for you. Your facility is loosing a real gem and the one that gets you will be very lucky. Please keep us posted.
  5. by   daisie
    Last night was my last night for 6 days. I wrote the administrator about the "spy" needing to have things her way. I also had other complaints not about the spy. The day before, the DON came to me wanting me to work more overtime. I told her not to even think about it. I got up this morning and the phone rang. I never answer it because it could be mother-in-law, sales people, or the DON. It was the DON asking me to call her when I got in. Do you think I'm going to call her? No. I'm tired of being the "only" nurse there, it feels like. When someone calls in sick, they always call me to work. Well, no more. And I am going to spend the next few days I have off looking for another job. They may not pay as much by the hour, but my usual work week (without overtime) is only 36 hours. I'm sure I could get a job at 40 hours a week and get some over time there. Thanks for all your support and when I see my coworkers, I'll ask them if they want us to ban together against the "spy." As for our DON, she really doesn't have much backbone. She agrees with everyone. She tells people what they want to hear. She promises you can give the meds and the other nurse do treatments (we all hate treatments because you usually have to do treatments for the whole facility and the meds is just for your wing) and then she'll promise the other nurse the same thing, and then when we get to work there's a big argument. This is one of the reasons I'm cutting out the overtime. And I am getting tired, emotionally, physically I'm hyper, but when your emotions get tired it can start on the physcical and I don't want it to get to that point.
  6. by   opie
    To nursejanedough,

    Have you tried contacting attorneys to review records and giving references? I personally could never go back to "bedside" nursing. I am saving my nursing skills and energy for my family.
  7. by   daisie
    Still working there. It's ok for me, but there are a lot of complaints from others. I heard that this nurse is into "voo-doo." She has told me that she doesn't believe in god. Another nurse said that she believes she has "roots" on the adm. and don. She could be right. I have been to the adm. twice with complaints and her face just goes blank, she says its just exaggerated and changes the subject. I went to the don and when I would bring up a problem with this nurse, the same thing, her face would go blank and she would change the subject. I even threatened to put it my resignation. There are only 2 second shift nurses and DHEC requires 2 on second and if I quit they will be short. They are already short when I'm off. I only work 4 days a week. They beg for other nurses to work. They even call me and leave dozens of messages for me to call back. What do you guys think of this rumor?
  8. by   daisie
    I forgot one more thing. There is a cna that works with this nurse. They are best buds (at work). This cna will graduate in May as an RN. She is going to become the RN for 2nd shift. We've never had a 2nd shift RN. I thought about getting another job before this happens, but I want to see what happens after she becomes the RN. I have seen this cna making faces behind this nurse's back. And I've always been told (and have seen) that when a cna becomes a nurse they change. I just want to see if she changes and stands up to this nurse or if she'll be under her spell also.
  9. by   nurs4kids
    LOL wildman, you are a wicked bast***! I like the way you work
  10. by   snappy
    WOW!!!
    These kind of rats in our profession are the exact reason we cannot develop a strong unity. Sounds to me this person needs a good lesson like the one wildtime suggests!

    nur310

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  11. by   mud
    I must say. I agree with Wildtime(and I haven't always!) This nasty ***** has got to go down. A hard thing to do without being caddy, and as pathetic as her.....Set her up, let her bury herself....Wish I could see it!! Best of luck to you, you deserve it!! mud
    Originally posted by daisie:
    I forgot one more thing. There is a cna that works with this nurse. They are best buds (at work). This cna will graduate in May as an RN. She is going to become the RN for 2nd shift. We've never had a 2nd shift RN. I thought about getting another job before this happens, but I want to see what happens after she becomes the RN. I have seen this cna making faces behind this nurse's back. And I've always been told (and have seen) that when a cna becomes a nurse they change. I just want to see if she changes and stands up to this nurse or if she'll be under her spell also.


    [This message has been edited by mud (edited March 26, 2001).]
  12. by   buck227
    This is one instance that I too have had experience. It is a shame we can't get away with how organized crime would deal with this scum of the earth. A snitch is the worst form of scum in the nursing world and most deserving of a shaving accident. I wish the absolute worst for that poor shell of a human being and hope his/her career comes tumble down on them with extreme predjudice followed of course by embarassment and loss of license.

    I do sugest that you expose this person after finding more sutable employment. Expose him/her to all your ex-coworkers on your way out.

    Keep the faith!

    buck
  13. by   hannabear1
    sounds like the DON needs to be replaced. I have been working in LTC for a while and never heard of anything this bad. things go on but this tops it. "voodoo?" this girl is seriously disturbed. another thing is that I believe it is against labor laws that noone is allowed to work more than 2 shifts (16h) /shaving at least 2 or more h off in between. get a new job, there are a lot better places than there. and your just starting out-write a letter to your board of nursing and let them know what's going on, maybe they can send someone to investigate the situation. I'll tell you one thing-it's the residents that are suffering in the long run...best of luck and keep your head up and stay strong!!!

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