I got a new job in April as a nurse working in a home dialysis clinic. I was liking it, until the other day. Two co-workers talked about me behind my back. I saw a text i shouldn't have. It said Badically that I suck, after confronting the two co-workers. They said that they are frustrated with the flow of the unit, and I made two mistakes. I feel stressed now having to go to work. I feel like I am not welcomed anymore. I wish I could work from home. Any advice on how to push through this? I am an extremely sensitive person and this is making me sick to my stomach.
Nov 27, '17
You're going to make mistakes, we all do. As long as you're learning from them and not letting them get you down. Coworkers will always gossip and talk behind your back, sadly. And that's ANYWHERE that you go and one thing that I've noticed is it's really bad in the healthcare field. My advice to you would be to not let it get to you and make you dislike coming to work. Keep your head up and continue being the great nurse that you are!
Nov 27, '17
I too am very sensitive about things like that. I am a brand new baby LPN and moved into this position just a few days ago from a CNA position at the same hospital on the same floor with the same people I have worked with for 12 years. A couple weeks ago I walked up on 3 people who was talking about me and it really bothered me a lot. it was nothing I had done, just them needing something to talk about; At first it really hurt me bunches and I am one of those that cries easily. Since becoming a nurse, I have tried to rethink how I react to things like that. I went back to my work station and thought about it a lot and how hurt I was but then I remembered that really I had been just like them. Talking and complaining about others just like they was doing. I soon came to the realization that "Today was my day" it hurt because I was the one being talked about. I let it roll off as just another day at work and changed the way I handled things. I no longer complain about my co-workers to the others.. My advice would be to "stand back up, dust yourself off, roll your sleeves up and get back out there". we all make mistakes and someone will talk. Just do the best you can and ignore what others are saying. You will have this no matter where you work so we have to learn to let it roll off and involve yourself with your patients and your own work. It will make the day go much better. I wish you well. DONT GIVE UP
Nov 28, '17
Thanks for the wonderful reply! I hate going to work thinking I'm being hated. But I do this for my son! I hate two faced people!
Nov 29, '17
Quote from motown
... I remembered that really I had been just like them. Talking and complaining about others just like they was doing. I soon came to the realization that "Today was my day" it hurt because I was the one being talked about.
A very wise introspection.
You were on the 'meany' menu for that day.
I like the way you assessed it. It would make it feel better for many if they also recognized it the way you did. EVERYBODY gets whacked at one time or another!
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