i work in an er.
when i was hired as a tech, brought from a rehab unit of the hospital that had shut down, i was not a welcomed member,at the time...
i was one of three that was brought in the ed, and was never formerly trained, but just learned on the job from day to day, by asking many questions, and trying to be as brave as possible.
nobody would say hello to me,
i was expected to know on the fly everything a tech should know of 10 years exp.
i worked every holiday, did all the jobs nobody wanted and went home exausted!
not to mention the abuse from the rn's as well as my fellow techs.
i remember my 1st christmas,
there were gift baskets with gifts for all the staff to take, but i noticed that my name and another staff member, who was an rn were scratched off the list that had been placed in the basket.
i was so mad i took a gift for my friend john, and told him here was his gift, he was not to allowed have, and i also took mine.
i started to learn my place in the dept.
i learned to hold my head up high, because i was learning so much, while i was going to nursing school full time.
after 1 year of being there, can you belive there was nobody who passed me in the hall without saying hello.
yes, i was treated badly, but i did not dwell on it because i knew i always did an excellent job, and patients gave me the satisfaction to go on, because they would praise me.
yes there was much negativity and back biting and favoritism, but i focused on the big picture.
i kept thinking maybe my positive attitiude, and my desire to learn and practiced what i learned, would help others.
tward the end of my schooling, we had a large turn-around, masses of rn's were leaving, even the old ones that were there forever were moving to toher departments.
we started getting a higher rating in our ed, and negative talk was frowned upon.
i am now an rn in that same ed, with some different faces, and many that are the same.
i have made friends, but no enemies so far.
i love where i work, and hope it will continue to evolve.
i found to not talk about others.
look at the best side of the person, and try to overlook the neg.
make friends, not enemies.
fight for what you think is right.
do not let anyone put you down you are the only one that will allow that to happen.
find safe friends to vent to in private.
learn to be a leader, never ask anyone to do something you would not do yourself.
be the good example
that way we can better control your little corner of the world.
i'm not saying that i changed my place of work, but i do feel my positive attitude helped me cope.
i'm just happy that it started to become a better place, and now they are changing their way of thinking when hiring new employees into the dept. that are positive.
thank you god
Quote from moriahrosern
i've been working on this floor for about two months (i am a new grad). there is so much back stabbing and back biting i feel like i am working in a common cesspool. the nurses take turns talking about other nurses that are not around. they certainly talk about me. i've been told this by another nurse, i'll call her nurse debbie (not her real name). i pulled nurse debbie aside one night and told her i am not paranoid, but i just feel like the other nurses are talking about me. nurse debbie told me in so many words that they are talking about me, and she said i quote "they are going to tear her apart", this is what some other nurses said about me. i am already nervous about my job and i am depressed and stressed the days before i have to go to work. i like taking care of the patients for the most part, but feel so nervous and stressed because i know that the other nurses want to see me fail, excluding a couple of the nurses i work with. there have been a couple of other nurses that have come on since i have, and they have taken them right in. i guess i don't fit a certain description, the right looks, or whatever, i am not sure why they chose to exclude me. they give the other nurses compliments on their work, etc. btw this unit has a hard time keeping nurses, because of how mean they are. there has been at least one nurse to have quit after i started. there aren't many jobs besides med-surg and i don't want to do that either. what should i do, how do i deal with this?