hmmm.....I too was the brunt of gossip at work, at a new job. I was a newbie among a group of people who had worked together for years. I am and still want to do things the right way....and so they gossip about me. I still stand strong in my conviction to be a good nurse and go by the book.
I also recently graduated from a grueling RN program. A lot of the students were in fear of being asked to leave at the drop of a hat (almost). Unfortunately, this fear factor caused me to fear for my job because even the boss at work was a cohort of the old employee group. And so, to make me feel better, I gossiped too to those who knew my work and work ethic; I felt safe with them. I regret having done so and it has now been many days since I have done so. I plan on being the nurse who does her job to the best of her ability, holds my head high, is professional in all my interactions and goes home to where I am loved for who I am...what they say about me at work won't change me again.
Maybe some others out there have done the same thing and regretted it....my advice...quit and be strong!! You can do it.
Last edit by Do_Good on May 11, '12
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