coworker smells like alcohol

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    a nurse was recently transferred to our dept and smells like alcohol all day. In the am it smells fresh, by the afternoon she has that "old alcohol" smell. A coworker went to our supervisor and was told that this an old issue. that she has know for years that this nurse has a drinking problem but as long as it doesnt interfer with job performance, its ok. we must be able to trust our coworkers, isnt that interfering with her job??
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    If her supervisors are aware, then coworkers have done their part. If something makes the situation acute, a written report should be made, but until then, note that administration is aware.
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    If the manager said that, that was really unprofessional. A manager has no business discussing a staff member's personal history with other staff nurses.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    If the manager said that, that was really unprofessional. A manager has no business discussing a staff member's personal history with other staff nurses.
    Right! Or condoning the behavior.
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    It sounds as if they have been condoning the behavior for quite some time. Not surprised that they would talk about it. Certain it has been a topic of conversation quite frequently, right or wrong.


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