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Break the Silence Report Bullying

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Save your co-workers life; report bullying. Suicide and Post Traumatic Stress does occur from being bullied in the workplace. Nurses take an oath to do no harm to others. This includes protecting your co-workers from being bullied. Reach out your hand and help your co-workers so they can receive counseling. You are reading page 8 of Break the Silence Report Bullying. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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This happens to me now. I work in a small physician office with just three of us. The office manager is not my boss, but she has been acting like she is for the past 2 years. She tells patients little things to make them think I'm incompetent. She tells the doctor everything I do wrong, every time. She has whispered conversations with people, she redirects conversations away from anything that has to do with me, she interrupts my questions or conversations with drug reps, and she tells the maintenance guys nasty things. Patients have told me some things. She shoots herself in the foot, though. She has temper tantrums, seriously HUGE ones, and makes herself look bad. We all know she has a psychiatric disorder of some kind, so it helps to know that. However she is the token workplace bully. Work is uncomfortable, especially when the doctor isn't here, and I've considered leaving before. I have a great relationship with our boss, however, and I don't want to leave him high and dry. It's frustrating... Karma is nice sometimes, though..

You should talk to your boss about her behavior.

When patients tell you that she has said something disparaging about a team member you should report that to your boss and to the physicians, their practice reputation in the community will be damaged by this type of behavior. As long as you are coworkers with this toxic woman keep notes about her behavior.

Good luck.

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I have only one boss, and he knows the situation. He's tried talking to her, but every time he does, it gets better for a time. Then, out of nowhere, she gets her feathers ruffled, and it comes out directly at me for some reason. It never really gets 100% better, just tolerable. Right now it's almost not tolerable. I'm thinking about leaving, honestly.

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Hi. I witnessed bullying today and I would love to report it! I am a big user of my hospitals' incident reporting... but the current hospital where I work does NOT have an anonymous reporting system and I don't want to jeopardize my job by reporting the bully. I told her she bullied the other nurse and she heard me but told me to manage things on my own. Frustrating.

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BrandonLPN has 5 years experience as a LPN.

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Hi. I witnessed bullying today and I would love to report it! I am a big user of my hospitals' incident reporting... but the current hospital where I work does NOT have an anonymous reporting system and I don't want to jeopardize my job by reporting the bully. I told her she bullied the other nurse and she heard me but told me to manage things on my own. Frustrating.

How would you be jeopardizing your job? Especially if you already confronted this nurse and told her she's a bully? Seems like the cat's already out of the bag...

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