Do you tattle on your co-workers when you find something missed? - page 5

by squatmunkie_RN 7,863 Views | 43 Comments

I work in an environment where everyone smiles to your face while they are stabbing you in the back. With nurses who will lie and exaggerate the truth telling the NM on you in emails and phone calls, then smile and joke to your... Read More


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    Quote from DeLana_RN
    Funny I should read this just as I am dealing with a ludicrous write-up by a charge nurse who wrote a rambling, incoherent complaint to the manager that I was "complaining" about my assignments the other day. No quotes, no witnesses, just her (mis)interpretation of what was said; she never had the guts to confront me with this which obviously bothered her enough to go over my head (like a first grader runs to the teacher) and try to get me in trouble with management.

    You want war? Sure, you can have it. But if I made as many mistakes as this so-called charge nurse, I would probably not start this. But I guess some people just can't comprehend that

    people in glass houses should not throw stones.

    Even the densest among them, however, should understand that

    what goes around comes around.
    If ONLY this wasn't so typical. . .but it is. I feel like people that go to school for nursing should get a massive indoctrination into what this is like. The job and its demands, ethics, caring, legalities, physical, mental, and emotional demands are MORE than enough compared to many other kinds of jobs. These kinds of issues we are discussing so pushes people over the edge. I know a lot of people that got out of nursing, for these kinds of reasons, before the hiring freezes hit. I understand people need jobs and have to pay back student loans. But people really should do more research about nursing before the go into it. If a person can go into something else, they should, b/c the across-the-board toxicity in nursing adds severe insult to a job that already includes a ton of injury. Darn, and I am someone that has, overall, loved what I have done in nursing----minus the unnecessary toxic BS!
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    Quote from squatmunkie_RN
    Thanks for the comments. I got an completely unfair, one-sided write up based on lies and exaggerations of a co-worker. But, I guess I'm playing the game of let's all tattle on each other. The entire 2 years I've worked at this place I've never written anyone up, never said to the NM "so and so didn't do this and that" I have no time to do such I'm running around taking care of pt's for 12 hours!! Correcting the problem and moving on to the next pt was the norm for me. But if this is the game we're going to play, I WILL PLAY.

    Sad it's come to this huh? I like it better when everyone works together. There are no day shift only or night shift only duties. I thought we were suppose to work as a team. But, I guess I was wrong. Pettiness is what the NM wants. So thats what they're going to get.
    Again, way too TYPICAL in nursing.

    I understand how you feel, but don't get too caught up in that game. I may end up sucking more out of you then it's worth. If you find yourself thinking about this kind of stuff too much (more than just 10 minutes) outside of work, really, you need to re-think and re-group yourself, so to speak. It's not worth becoming one of the "can't beat em, join em mentalities." I mean do what you must, but don't let it suck too much out of it. I am sure you have a whole big life to live outside of work. If you keep seeing this is how things roll at your place, sure, keep your nose clean, do what you must, but on the QT, start looking elsewhere. Seriously. I have seen this kind of junk hurt too many nurses--and even patients. A toxic work environment is BAD news for patients!
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    Quote from netglow

    Looking at Mircromedex ...compatible in the same line as NS or D5NS with up to 60 mEq/L potassium chloride ...when using an IV infusion pump, administer eptifibatide undiluted directly from the 100 mL vial; the vial should be spiked, within the circle on the stopper top, with a vented infusion set.
    Compatibility wasn't my issue. My issue was that it being hung as a piggyback meant that since the clamp was closed, the patient received no Integrillin at all. On meds like that, I prefer to have it on its own module connected at the bottom y-site with NS. It's done that way on my floor. I like to know that drips are infusing correctly whenever possible.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
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    Quote from squatmunkie_RN
    Thanks for the comments. I got an completely unfair, one-sided write up based on lies and exaggerations of a co-worker. But, I guess I'm playing the game of let's all tattle on each other. The entire 2 years I've worked at this place I've never written anyone up, never said to the NM "so and so didn't do this and that" I have no time to do such I'm running around taking care of pt's for 12 hours!! Correcting the problem and moving on to the next pt was the norm for me. But if this is the game we're going to play, I WILL PLAY.

    Sad it's come to this huh? I like it better when everyone works together. There are no day shift only or night shift only duties. I thought we were suppose to work as a team. But, I guess I was wrong. Pettiness is what the NM wants. So thats what they're going to get.
    I've recently been slapped with the reality of nursing. I've read so many threads about this same subject, but never thought it was THAT prevalent that I would actually experience it myself. Well, I did this week. Pretty much the same situation as you. Reported to management for gross exaggerations and lies. I am a new employee and was shocked that this was happening because of how freaking hard I was working and how much I was helping other people on the unit - new as well as experienced. I was so angry/frustrated/beaten down after this happened.


    The thing is, this type of work culture is passed down. Someone does it to a nurse, then they get angry and feel entitled to do it to other people - especially new staff. It gets passed down from cohort to cohort until this becomes the norm on the unit. It's like people think, "Hey if it happened to me, that new grad over there sure as hell is not going to get off easy."

    That's why I've decided not to participate in this culture. It's disgusting and it's appalling that it is so prevalent in nursing. I'm not passing down any negativity. I will defend myself, of course, but I'm not retaliating. It's not worth it.


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