What is the environment like at your workplace? Do you like your co-workers? - page 4

One of my friends, a relatively recent grad, has been working at a hospital for about a year now and hates her co-workers. She complains about how "catty" her co-workers are. One the flip side: One of my aunts has been a nurse... Read More

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    CCU has a lot of assertive personalities. When I started there, some of the older day shift nurses were quite nasty at first, but once you showed you weren't lazy or stupid, they laid off you. The environment has changed because most of those nurses are gone now and the replacements are mostly newer nurses. I get along with everyone at work luckily. But our day shift and night shift are still totally different cultures.

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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    There are a handful of people that I constantly have issues with at work. Well I shouldn't say I have issues with them. They aren't adult enough to actually confront me. They go to my managers and complain about the most petty stuff and you can tell from the complaints that it's purely personal. They spread rumors about me, (I am always shocked to hear the latest things I have done)I have even had 2 different charge nurses tell me that they feel I get an unfair rap from a few people at work and that I am in a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. I just recently went and asked my bosses for a meeting about it because I was sick of it I am a very friendly person and I try to treat everyone with respect. I don't care if your police, ambulance, lab, radiology, EVS or so on. I will be nice and friendly to you. I do most of my own tech work and will have other techs tell me they love working with me because I treat them with respect, I say please and thank you and I will do most of my own "tech" work. But certain people I know if they are on I will not get a lick of help and will just get rudeness and hostility. At my meeting I finally after a year brought this stuff up to one of my managers. A few of our charge nurses were there and one of them said just from the rumors she made sure to round on everyone of my patients when she is working. I asked how it went. She said that every single one of the patients she talked to had nothing but good things to say about me as their nurse and the care I gave them. It was nice to have that out there for my managers and it was very liberating for me to get it all off my chest and make my managers aware of the situation. I don't like to tattle tale and so I have never once went to them about any of it. But now they see the other side of it and are aware of these select few and how they are purposefully trying to create problems. These people went and said all I do is flirt with the ambulance crew and the police etc. etc. and neglect my patients and never to my own work. I was able to prove that all of this was a bunch of crap. I have a very strong personality and from what I am told, some people are just intimidated by that. They didn't like that I didn't come into my new job kissing everyone's rear end and they don't like that I am friendly with everyone and they are friendly to me. At some point people just have to start standing up for themselves or it's never gonna end. You're always gonna have toxic people in any field you work in.

    One of the things I like most about working in the ER. It's not as female dominated. Between the ER staff and ancillary staff and outside people we deal with, there is a lot more male:female ratio. Makes things a little better.
    Just curious if Mi Vida Loca was still posting on allnurses? I haven't "seen" her around lately and this looks like her last post?

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