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CAN BULLYING

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by Tiff47 Tiff47 (New) New

Please help..

Need good advice.

I am a compassionate and caring person.

I am a new CNA

I AM FINDING THAT BEING NICE AND DOING HARD WORK IS NOT ENOUGH

EVERYONE AT THE NEW FACILITY IN WHICH I WORK HAS ISSUES WITH ME.

I GOT BUSTED FOR DOING A TRANSFER BY MYSELF YESTERDAY. THE LPN ON THE FLOOR AND OTHER TWO CNA ARE NOT HELPING I HAVE GONE TO MANAGEMENT AND THEY ARE SUPPORTIVE OF ME.NTHE OTHER TWO CNA ARE UPSET BECAUSE I ASK FOR HELP AND THEY EXPECT ME TO WAIT WHILE THEY FINISH ALL THEIR CARES BEFORE THEY HELP ME. I HAVE 11 PATIENTS 3 ARE LIFTS. TWO ARE 2 ASSIST COMBATIVE TO THE POINT OF BEING BIT, SCRATCHED, KICKED, IF YOU TRY TO HANDLE THEM. I ask for help and they roll their eyes and get upset.

Then the LPN is passed and states I have poor time management. The two on the other side are supposed to help but I spend my time chasing them to help me.

I can move pretty fast I don't feel I am slow but spending 3 or 4 minutes waiting for help per all my lifts and 2 assists eats up my day.

I left work with a write up for the lift I did by myself yesterday and the LPN saying I was the problem. I am staying strong. I love what I do. But any advice on dealing with these women. I am 46 and I usually get along with everyone. I have never experienced what I am now. I got moved from 2nd shift to 1st shift because I was literally being bullied on 2nd shift. CNA were passing me aggressively in the break room during shift change. One of them yelled at me and I looked at her and said who are you, we are the same. I also confronted two of them that followed me down the hall mocking me.

I am not good at taking being bullied. It is bullying when people are trying to haze you.

I feel that my best bet is to keep working hard and stand my ground.

Management is putting a fl9at on the hall today to help with transfers.

P.s.

When I have someone else on the other side of the hallway that is neutral. My assignment gets completed. No Problems.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Moved to the CNA forum

It sounds like a poisoned workplace possibly from chronic short staffing, hopefully having a float to help with the transfers will make it easier for you to do your job and make the staffs' workloads more manageable.

This is what they did. I had a beautiful day at work.

Hello Tiff47, How was work this week? Hang in there, and just remember in 10 years, when the next scared kid comes through, and needs a mentor. Pay it forward.

Hi!

My job has gotten so much better!

I have been working overtime like crazy. The reason so I could get to know my fellow CNA team. I started being "Johnny on the spot", taking hours that other girls were asked to do or mandated. I would take them for them. Just to show I care and I am here for the long haul.

I help with transfers, and make sure I check on the girl's on my hall assignment across from me. I am not kissing up, but merely saying to them through my actions that I am dependable and I am here. It has worked, I have made friends at work, we laugh and tease each other

Showing that your a hard worker and you can go the distance matters!

There are still some of the other CNA 'SO that don't have a lot to say, but I chalk it up to that's there thing I am polite even if I say hi and they don't answer. I have had to learn at 46 not to personalize things.

I love my job!