I have looked back at previous posts regarding nasty co-workers, and I know a lot of people deal with this...maybe I just need to vent!!
We have a very good vibe on our floor. Everyone works together (if someone's caught up it's always "hey, what do you need me to do to help you"...things like that. Great team of people) except for one RN. I'll call her Jane.
Jane is the most condescending, full of bad attitude person. She is horrible to the aides, barks orders at them all the time. Then gripes because no one wants to help her...the aides move too slow...blah, blah. No one want to take or give report to her. All she does is point out the things that DIDN'T get done and just has just such a nasty attitude that it's bringing down the entire unit. Everyone just dreads when she works.
I am a very positive person. I like to keep things light. I'm not so much the oh-my-gosh-it's-too-early-and-you're-bubbly-and-I-now-want-to-stab-you-in-the-eye kind of positive, I just think life's too short to be a ****** and I don't sweat the small stuff. Jane equates being nice with being a butt-kisser. On and on the other day that I'm an "a$$-kisser" until finally I said "no, it's called being nice. Being nice and kissing butt are two different things...maybe you should try the being nice thing some time." (Juvenile? Probably. But after listening to her go on for a good ten minutes I'd had it.)
Management finally spoke to Jane after she yelled at an aide and said he shouldn't question her because he's "just an aide". Uh, nope. Our aides work their butts off and they aren't "just" anything. She talks down to lab, diagnostics, aides, you name it. The talk management had with her improved the situation for a hot second (maybe two weeks) and now back to the old beast.
I have tried to nip it in the bud as things come up, but honestly I'm tired of it (and I'm far from the only one) It's really gotten to the point where my stomach drops when I see her there. She pecks and pecks until that last nerve she's worked is shot.
Any suggestions? Management is already aware of this and has only intervened the one time even though it continues to be an issue. She obviously doesn't respond confronting her one-on-one either.
Thanks if you read the mini-novel!