Today I started my first LPN position after taking a refresher course and getting a license in this state.
I have been hired to do a job that I am certain I am well-qualified to do and will be able to do it quite well once I have learned the computer system and the software being utilized as I learn quickly and am flexible and willing and able to learn new programs.
The one fly, in what I otherwise found to be a wonderful, exciting day learning to do my new job, was a very patronizing and rude coworker who continuously gabbed about her personal life to everyone around, bragged about her accomplishments, completely ignored a younger coworker who also started today, asked me and others questions of a personal nature, and came off, in general, like a bully.
I would like to think this is a nice person who is just very nervous, but I am having difficulty excusing her behavior in my mind as some of her words and actions were definitely patronizing. Today I ignored her as much as possible without appearing rude and I probably will continue to do so in the future. However, if there is some way I could help to turn this around it would definitely make a much more palatable work environment.
I do not want to escalate her behavior. I just want to do the job I am being paid for to the very best of my ability.
All suggestions gratefully received.:redpinkhe