I've worked at this facility for a couple weeks now & am still on orientation. I was paired up with a nurse I've never worked with before the past couple of days. Just like the title states, He spent probably 75% of the 2 shifts I worked with him talking down about my political party and everything I stand for/believe in. (I never mentioned to him which party I am with). I just kept quiet & nodded and tried to get the point across that I prefer not to talk about politics & religion at work because it does nothing other than get people angry, but he kept on. By the end of the 2nd day, it was really hard for me to keep my mouth shut & not go off on him.
I'm a big believer in "to each their own" and I totally respect people's decisions to believe in what they want. But spending 2 days listening to how "stupid people are to believe this ****" and how dumb certain presidents are or how wrong certain policies are when they're what I stand for is hard to just stand there & listen and not fire my opinions back.
(Also, half the days were spent with him talking about how much he can't stand our charge nurse and nurse manager and how he gets the union involved every time he gets in trouble so he's got the "upper hand"...)
I thought about just asking not to be assigned to him any more but the more I think about it, I feel I need to tell my charge nurse and/or nurse manager. I just don't want to make waves since I am new to the unit... Any advice?