Quote from Kooky Korky
Don't sound off to any higher up's just yet.
Just give your notice, once you've got another job.
Go to the Director of HR in person - forget email, calls, etc. -
and get that insurance straightened out at once. Let the HR tech or whatever it's called know that you appreciate his or her efforts but that you have to have insurance and just couldn't wait any longer to get it corrected. Stand there while it is corrected and get a receipt/copy with the right dates on it. Even if you are quitting.
Get your boss to intervene for you if necessary.
If any docs try to give you a hard time, just tell him or her or them that you are new, as they know.
Tell them you are doing your best and you expect them to treat you with the same dignity and courtesy that they expect from you. Say it nicely. Look them in the eye when you do it. Don't be menacing, do be frank and polite.
If anyone kicks you or otherwise assaults/batters you, call the police. Police.
Got it? Make a report. Go from there.
If they persist in being spoiled brats, just slow down. Intentionally slow down.
If they remark on your slowness, explain that the animosity and undermining of your self-respect that you feel from them has made you have to force yourself to concentrate more closely on your work and that has slowed you down because you are feeling ill from the verbal abuse they are dishing out.
Or just try laughing. They'll be puzzled by it and maybe even will ask you about it, which will have successfully changed the subject.
Sushi????? They don't have time to teach but they have time for sushi?
I guess you might let someone higher up know how your experience has been, once you are all squared away (have another job). You might be offered a supervisor of OR position.
Love your response. Ha. Just an update..i ended up not going back. I had to call off the following Monday because my babysitter called me sick (there was no school). I was actually a little relieved after the horrible Friday.
I did email the manager and I regret doing so. I was just so overwhelmed with everything. I gave her my two weeks. I really just wanted to leave and found I could have my home care job back so I was covered. I did explain the horrible situation on Friday to my manager. I just said I didn't feel comfortable there, but that there were MANY other reasons for my leaving.
Soooo I then got a message from the other new staff telling me of the drama. I really should have known this wouldn't be handled in a professional way. Apparently my manager yelled at the charge nurse and told him it was his fault I was quiting! He then decided to give his two weeks notice (which he then retracted and said he was giving his 6 months notice, who does that?). Then I just heard horrible gossip and I decided not to go back at all. It's just so unprofessional. My manager should have called me if she was actually concerned. But she instead gossiped to everyone about it and then apparently they all were yelling. The charge nurse said it's unfair he is getting in trouble leaving for sushi when one of the techs killed a patient a few years ago. I'm not even joking.
Anyway I'm out. I'm doing homecare for a lung transplant patient. Love it. I also interviewed for a different OR hospital and I was upfront with them on my last situation. I felt like I needed to be. I don't want to experience that again. They loved me and offered me a job and I job shadowed there first.
If someone whose miserable reads this, don't stay. I found myself picking up a lot of bad habits. I was fearful of things and even advocating for my patient. That is so not right. That place is run by fear. Not by patient safety and what's best for them.
Also, it's in Illinois. Ha. Crazy that other places exist.