Quote from shoegalRN
I have been a nurse since May 2009. I don't want to give too much info here, but I basically am fed up with hospital nursing. I currently work ER and due to an incident that recently happened, I am seriously thinking about leaving hospital nursing all together. No, it was not a med error or anything like that. It was simply I was personally attacked by another RN who was going on a "reputation" that she said I have of being snotty, stuck up and anti social.
I have already filed a written complaint with my director and I am seriously thinking of going to HR. I feel this is creating a hostile work environment since this girl is part of the "clique". I simply choose to stay to myself, I speak about work related things only, I pinch in and help out when needed, but I simply do not engage in gossip or telling my personal business. I spend most of my downtime reading up on protocols and work email. I am professional with my co-workers but they don't know much about me and I prefer to keep it that way.
I feel my work reputation is under attack here. I did approach this person and let her know how offended I was and I was going to file a complaint with the director and HR. She did apologize, but attempted to make "small talk" with me and I just didnt feel comfortable speaking with her at all on a personal level.
Now, I don't look forward to going to work at all. I'm sick of the politics in the hospital and I'm ready to go back to a more professional environment that I came from. I have been applying for non-hospital jobs so I can have a peace of mind.
I have an interview for a phone triage position at a very well establish company and I'm some what excited about it and I'm some what sad about it. I do love being in the ER, but I really don't want to work for another hospital if it's like this at majority of them. I'm quiet, I'm a hard worker, I'm a team player, and I'm good to my patients. I really don't understand why I can't be left alone to do my job and simply go home without all the drama.
Any advice? I'm sorry so long. And yes, I would rather nip this mess in the bud because I take "deframation of character" issues very seriously.
You sound like me. I go to work to work. I don't think I'm anti-social, but I don't talk about my personal life at work (it's really not that exciting). I'd rather just get along with everyone without having to know all of the intimate details. I'm not interested in the "Girls' Night Out" that are organized after work. I'd rather go home, put on my pj's and relax.
I'm sorry you're going through this. It seems a quiet, diligent worker would be valued.