sigh.....a nurse that I knew from a long time ago just got hired at my job. She is an odd one thats for sure.....or she used to be...now she is just FOUL! I recently took some days off and she worked in my place.....when I returned to work yesterday I got pounded with the news of the multiple falls that took place when she worked....one pt busted her head and face up and broke her leg...another one fell and busted her head open too....the first one was hospitalized....then the aides told me about some of her nasty comments to them...she told one " You talk to f**ing much", she told another one "Youre getting on my f***ing nerves" because someones toe nail had come off in the shower and the aide reported it to her..the nurse as she should have....then she made comments to some of the other nurses during report at shift change "cant you talk any f***ing faster? Im ready to f**ing go!".......I think this is totally unacceptable. The boss asked me when she hired her if I knew her...I said yes..but I only told her that she was weird b/c I had not ever actually worked with her as a nurse. The boss told us to have an "open" mind. I think we are all pretty open minded but we know a bad fit when we see one. Other nurses knew her also and couldnt believe she was actually hired but the boss said that she had a good handshake...thats always her hiring criteria. She doesnt know that this nurse was fired from 2 other facilities due to complaints about her rudeness...and the fact that she cussed out a DON and then got into a cuss fight with an aide at the 2nd place. We had several families to complain on the days that I was off...which normally doesnt happen. I do charge on my shift usually. I found it odd to be bombarded with all this info my first day back...and then getting grilled by the boss and the administrator over things I was just learning about. Then, I found out that this nurse has already tried to call in...and shes been there for only a week! Plus..now she says that she can only do certain days...when she was hired for straight prn....I see problems in the future with this. Plus....I was also told that she was talking about giving her teen son money to go buy marijuana with..now...come on...how stupid can you be to be at a brand new job with all new people and talk about giving your kid pot money???????? LIke that isnt going to get around ???? I have to work with her this coming week and I just dont think that I can handle that kind of attitude! my aides are already working short nonstop as it is....they are short fused and burned out....I dont think I could tolerate somebody talking to them like that..I plan to just stay as far away from her as I can so that I dont have to overhear her mouth....on top of that...shes loud, rude, and one of the most annoying obnoxious inconsiderate people I know. My nerves cannot take somebody like that.....but if I do have to hear her....shes not one Id want to pull aside....she'd make a scene. I dont think the boss would believe anything about her at this point because she for some reason adores her. This is messy.