Co-workers talk..... - page 2

all the time. BAD talk about new DON. DON had a good attitude when she started, and I'm gradually seeing that change. All nurses talk bad about her, and about other nurses. I don't say anything, but I see what's going on. ... Read More

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    Quote from lpnwkids
    Also makes me wonder what they say about me.
    That's your problem right there. Who cares what they say, they don't determine who you are.
    LockportRN, ktwlpn, lpnwkids, and 1 other like this.

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    I would simply say "I have no opinion , as she is new". It takes a full year to see if a D.O.N. has the right stuff.
    LockportRN and catlvr like this.
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    It's the quiet ones that scare me......
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    omg, our building is gossip central!! I had somebody ask me today if it was true that I was pregnant (not true) and if we were trying (umm, no!!). I was shocked, and I told her "nope, not pregnant, just fat, same as usual"

    lol, people have nothing better to do with their time!

    And I gotta say, even my coworkers who I generally like, I dont really TRUST any of them, because everyone will turn around and talk about you behind your back! So I just try to be nice and keep my mouth shut!
    LPNnowRN, nola1202, NamasteNurse, and 1 other like this.
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    Gossip is universal no matter where you work. Do your job and don't get sucked in to the negativity. I worked at a place once where the gossiping was vicious. Even the medical director got involved. There were rumors about me. The medical director told me he had heard 3 different rumors. Really, you have to laugh. One of the rumors was that I was pregnant! I laughed and said Thanks for thinking I'm young enough to be!
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    I have the same thing at my work. With the economy the way it is there are so many cut backs, and everyone is really unhappy. I just try to hijack the negative conversation with some positive attitude. Either they start talking positive or leave me alone because I am ruining their complaining marathon. But I understand that negative moods are infectious, spreading to everyone( even if you don't listen to the gossip the loss of camaraderie makes for a lonely job)
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    Gossip fest, that's about right. I am shocked at the lack of professionalism in most of the nurses I work with. It starts at the top and goes right on down the line. Disgusting. The supervisors, (RN's) bad mouth the LPN's the LPN's bad mouth the CNA's and the RN's, the CNA's battle everyone. You never hear compliments, thank-yous, nothing good, it's just all bad. I hate it.
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    Quote from Murse406
    It's the quiet ones that scare me......
    I am one of the quiet ones. A nursing instructor said to me, "The silent ones.. can be dangerous."

    Its very true.. I seem like a mellow, quiet person. But **** me off and its too late lol.

    I don't like to gossip. I mean we have all been gossiped about right? I try to think of the person in their shoes before I say something about them.

    My 6th grade teacher told me, when someones getting on your nerves, and you want to just smack them or badmouth them or spread their rumors or whatever, think to yourself, "Somebody out there loves that person. That person means the world to someone. How would you like it if someone was gossiping about someone you love."

    I told this to one of my co-workers in a previous job I worked at and she said, "Well they are a damn fool!" lol

    Overall, I'm there to work and care for my residents. Not play junior high.
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    What kills me are the note takers. You know the ones, the ones that like to write notes about what they found, what your shift did or didn't do.

    I don't work with this person directly, but I've heard the stories (ha, ha...I know that is what this thread is about) Well, I did work with her or actually give report to her and she started as soon as she came in so I did see/ hear it first hand. Its normally about the shifts during the day (the old shift war fight) and then its about the nurses personally and then it is about her shifts staff.

    Kinda gets old. Most of us just roll our eyes and ignore it. A few nurses have confronted her and told her to say what she has to say to them directly.

    Sometimes these types just need to be confronted and then ignored.
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    Quote from rainbowsandsunshine
    omg, our building is gossip central!! I had somebody ask me today if it was true that I was pregnant (not true) and if we were trying (umm, no!!). I was shocked, and I told her "nope, not pregnant, just fat, same as usual"

    lol, people have nothing better to do with their time!

    And I gotta say, even my coworkers who I generally like, I dont really TRUST any of them, because everyone will turn around and talk about you behind your back! So I just try to be nice and keep my mouth shut!

    Yeah....I get that one alot. Just because I have a few kids. Nope....sorry, just fat. they love the pregnancy rumors. One time I came in and told everyone I had a surprise/ great news for them. I told them I wanted to talk about the rumors. I saw a few gals get excited and turn to each other with the "I told you so" looks.

    "Yes, people...it is true!!! I am getting fat, fat, fat. The good news is that I'm not pregnant. The bad news...your ugly and you can't fix that" We all had a real good laugh. Some people didn't get it tho.


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