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,... Read More

  1. Visit  rainbowsandsunshine} profile page
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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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  3. Visit  CapeCodMermaid} profile page
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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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  4. Visit  MelissaLPN} profile page
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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)
  5. Visit  NamasteNurse} profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  Forever Sunshine} profile page
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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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  7. Visit  michelle126} profile page
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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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  8. Visit  michelle126} profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  Forever Sunshine} profile page
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    Quote from michelle126
    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.
    I had a busy 11-7 shift one night. A fall, everyone was on the call light, we were short staffed, everyone had pain, indigestion. So I proritized and did the things I knew had to be done. And left some minor things that also had to be done that night.. to be done the next night. (It could wait.. nobody would die if it wasn't done that night)

    So I came in the next night. With a typed up printed list from 7-3 of things I have to do on the night shift. I crumpled it up and threw it in the trash. Page protector and all. Hell would be raised above heaven if I left them a list of things to do.

    I was ******. 7-3 has 1 RN, 3 LPNs, and 7-8 CNAs for the unit. 11-7 has 1 RN for the facility, 1 LPN for the unit and its a good damn night if we have 3 CNAs.
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  10. Visit  Do_Good} profile page
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    Try to understand your new DON. Maybe she feels overwhelmed and is getting unrealistic pressure from above.
    Last edit by Do_Good on Jul 25, '11
  11. Visit  mozella} profile page
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    My facility is definatly a gossip fest. everyone is bad mouthing each other then nice to there face. what I do is come on here and vent. that way no one gets their feelings hurt. and if they read my posts they may say hey that sounds like what I did, and they can see how there actions affect others. I never talk about people to my co workers. It will eventually get back to them with much more added that I never said. Then you have enimies that are watching your every move waiting for you to mess up so the can get you in trouble.
  12. Visit  indigonurse} profile page
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    Well we do have the right to free speech. I think what the DON needs is support. Of course we are res. advocates and if we think that the DON is doing/not doing something for a res. that the DON should/shouldn't be doing might want to discuss the concern with the admin. In some places people can be disciplined for gossiping, especially if a res., family member or visitor hears it.
  13. Visit  rainbowsandsunshine} profile page
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    Oh my..... LOL, this week I heard from a RESIDENT!! and the DON that I am moving! Out of state! Wow, I had no idea I hope somebody is paying for this move, because I have no idea when or where I am going. LOL.

    (on the bright side, both the resident and DON were very upset to hear I was "leaving")


    I wanted to add for the previous poster though, I agree that working in the nursing is the most stressful/aggressive environment that I have ever worked in. Most employee conflict and distrust/hatefullness.
  14. Visit  GitanoRN} profile page
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    Needless to say, I have always said that if you do your job at all times, you don't leave them any ammunition to complain about your performance. In addition, for those who still want to talk about me behind my back as I'm about to leave the area,(I'm referring to the HATERS) I say "BTW, I'm like the onion the more you talk about me the more skin I have later"


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