Quote from Forever13100
First off let me say that I love my job. I love being able to take care of these people that are practically like my family. I've been at this facility well over a year and I thought that I was doing pretty good at my job.
Well, today my nurse asks me to come talk to her so I do. She sits me down and tells me that people don't want to work with me because I'm a bad CNA, I dont clean good enough, I don't finish what I start, and other people have to finish for me. Anf apparently whem people see that work with me they get disappointed. Now she didn't say it in a mean way, but I guess it still kind of hurt my feelings. I don't even want to go to work tomorrow because I think that they all hate me..
Is there anything I can do?
You really sound like you care and I'm sending you an internet hug. Maybe you are not the best CNA right now, but that is not a reflection of you personally. Show them you have the intelligence and dedication to make changes where they're needed.
If you are afraid that people dislike you, stick it to 'em by coming back (over and over again!) and showing them you can do an even better job than they can. Make this your goal. Give them nothing to complain about. That's what I did, lol, because I sucked when I first started.
Are you working in a nursing home? By the time a year comes around, you really should be carrying a resident load without needing to be saved. However, I'm not sure why this feedback was not given to you sooner than this-- or has it? It would have been nice for you to know there was a problem sooner.
Slow down when washing your residents. Leave them in better shape than you found them. Think about how good that resident will feel (which isn't hard when you think about how good you
would feel) when they are as clean as could be-- not just with cleanliness of their bodies, but also their clothing, bedding and rooms.
You can rush when taking out garbage or making an empty bed or getting from point A to point B, but slow down with your people.
I'm sure your coworkers don't hate you
, they just hate picking up the slack when everybody is already overburdened with their own work. You can change that.
Take care and you can do this.