I used to work with a bunch of goof offs and did my work AND theirs. I did not get any extra compensation, and they didn't get any less. So...I started to report their behaviors and lack of finishing their duties..I am an RN and they were LPN's...5 of them...banded together...don't get me wrong, I'm not picking on LPN's at all...just this tight group who bullied their way around things. Long story short...I WAS ASKED TO LEAVE!!...talk about not fair...Management said it was easier to get rid of one (me) rather than five (them). That was really tough. Went through a lot of turmoil losing all my residents at one time, having good people wander what I "did". Tough times made me tougher and realize just how bad management really was there. I am now in a much better place, and those friends and family who DID believe in me...still do...and comfort me more than they know when THEY tell me how unfair the situation was.
What did I learn? Take care of myself no matter what. If those LPN's or any other member of the team goofs off...I don't worry about it..That seems callous...but the low down is this: The resident will complain or their family will and then those that are goofing around will get in trouble. Still isn't fair to the co workers or even the residents...but isn't it sad management doesn't listen when the charge nurse reports in an appropriate manner...and she's the one who gets cut down at the knees?