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  • 25

    Responding to an inappropriate email just generates more inappropriate-ness. I would schedule some time with your manager to discuss the issue and the email. This kind of passive-aggressive behavior is best left ignored to wither and die. Don't feed it. I know, it's tough to do. Hang in there!

  • 23

    I would state "I understand your concerns, thank you for letting me know and I'll take it under advisement" and keep it moving.

    CC attracts a certain "type" as long as management continues to entertain the negative side of it; make the adjustments, and if you desire, professionally tell her you prefer a better direct approach the next time, especially since you are still learning a specialty and if the error is minor.

  • 20

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    96 sets assorted and 10 royal blue 10 whites tops and pants not pictured. Funny thing is I haven't worn them in a few years now that I'm in primary care.

  • 20

    You don't say what style you wear your hair in, it's length or specific objections she had, so that makes it hard to give specific advice. (not sure if that's really you, most people here don't use real photo's)

    First I would check your facilities policies related to dress code and appearance, to make sure you are not in violation.
    Second I would make sure there is no problems with your hair draping onto a sterile field, in a patients face or in a "dirty" area. So if it's long, tie it back while on shift.

    Years ago when I was in LPN school, we weren't allowed to have our hair even touch our collars. While I don't know of any facility that is that strict anymore, but the general idea of keeping it out of the way could still pertain.

    If you are within code, then I would followup with her about the policy. I'd ask her to clarify in what way are you not meeting the facilities expectations (make sure its the facilities not hers). Just be careful of your tone while your talking so you can't be mistaken as insubordinate. Maybe if you can agree that your look follows code then she'll back off.

  • 19

    I think the way she handled it- via email - is completely innapropriate. I typically encourage others to speak to co-staff about errors/issues before going to management, unless the error was more severe or policy states management must be involved.

    What were the errors? Being new- you're not going to do things perfectly but you should be ensuring patient safety. If she was complaining about errors like forgetting to make a bed or not filling out a form correctly, for example, that would be ridiculous to go to management over. If it was something like giving Lovenox to an actively bleeding patient that's a bit more serious.

    I would seek her out and talk to her. Explain that you just finished orientation and you are still learning. Ask her to come to you if she notices you're missing things so you can fix them.

  • 16

    I think an acknowledgment is in order, but one that doesn't admit culpability.

    Something like, "Thank you for bringing this to my attention. In the future, I hope you will bring any perceived issues directly to me so that they may be dealt with in a timely manner."

    This highlights the fact that she is dodging the chain of command by not bringing it up to you first, and that emailing you afterwards is cowardly and doesn't help anybody.


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