Time to vent about today! Warning, I am ticked off! - page 2

Okay, maybe this is just a little thing, but I just need to vent, and then I'll feel better. Okay, due to child labor laws, I am not allowed to be at work past 10 PM. The nurses are all on top of... Read More

  1. by   susanmary
    Mandi, stop allowing yourself to assume the victim role & stand up for yourself. You frequently post with questions where you continue to play the victim. Repeat after me "I am Mandi, I own my life and my actions, and I deserve to be happy and respected. I will continue to strive to find my way in life, and be the best person that I can. I will judge myself by my own standards/goals and not by what I think others may think of me. I will not be a victim. I realize that maturity comes with time and experience ... and I will get there soon enough."

    OK Mandi, now blah blah blah -- enjoy your life. Stand up straight & continue to work on confidence -- you can't allow yourself to be pushed around -- if you continue to do so -- then you will be posting the same types of posts for years. Get your charting done earlier, speak to your supervisor, hold your head up high, and do the best that you can. You hold the keys to your own future. Embrace your future ... embrace the life that you have and the possibilities that your future holds. It's up to you. Good luck Mandi.



    Last edit by susanmary on Apr 22, '03
  2. by   renerian
    Oh Mandi most definately let your super know. I know as a mom of teenagers I want the employer to make sure my kids do what they are supposed to do. I also don't want the employer to lose a good employee because the employer keeps them longer than they are supposed to. It used to happen to my son all the time. He would work many hours over. I finally made him quit as he would come home at 12am on a school night.

    Go up your chain of command my dear,

    renerian
  3. by   Rapheal
    Mandi I just got to say it. She is a jerk!
  4. by   Agnus
    Tell your supervisor as soon as you return to work if not sooner. Explain the situation to the CNA (though this is not necessary as you owe her no explaination, it is a courtesy). Under NO cercumstances take orders from a CNA. If she tries this again tell her to see your supervisor. DO NOT let her bully you into doing something you know you are not supposed to such as stay late and skip your charting. It is you not she who will suffer. SHE HAS NO ATHORITY over you. Ignore her demands.
  5. by   tattooednursie
    Thank you so much! I really appriciate all of the input. I didn't get in trouble today, but it would be a good idea. That CNA was not there tonight, but I found out from another CNA that she felt really bad after last night, I still don't trust her though.
    That is a good idea to go in another room to chart. I'm going to start doing that.
  6. by   udontwannabme
    The only reason that I can think of why she would come to you and say something about you sitting around is because she's afraid of doing more than someone else. She already has a bad attitude about her job. If she was unrestricted with her hours, then she should have answered the light herself. When I see a light I answer it, then go get help from the aid assigned to the pt. If it is something I can do my self I take care of it. That's team work. We are all there to do the same job. You did the right thing. It is very important to get your charting done so that everyone else has the information to care for the pt. Don't let her get you down. I commend you for doing this so young, it takes strong caring people. :wink2:
  7. by   Gator,SN
    I own my life and my actions, and I deserve to be happy and respected. I will continue to strive to find my way in life, and be the best person that I can. I will judge myself by my own standards/goals and not by what I think others may think of me.
    Susanmary, I actually think this is good advice for everyone, all the time!
    Thank you!
    Gator
  8. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by Gator,SN
    Susanmary, I actually think this is good advice for everyone, all the time!
    Thank you!
    Gator
    Bless you. Happiness is often a choice. Sometimes life sucks ... sometimes it's wonderful. We just need to keep moving on and believe in ourselves. I believe this & I live this. Thanks for your kind comments.

    Sue
  9. by   canoehead
    Mandy, if she felt bad afterwards it sounds like she wasn't aware of your situation and someone explained it to her. Don't hold a grudge, it may have been an honest mistake, and don't you like nurses who put patient needs ahead of charting ?(well, usually)?
  10. by   purplemania
    Where was your supervisor? Charge nurse? Why do you feel compelled to placate the CNA? Just leave. How can she affect your career??

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