Co Worker and snide comments

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by Jaybird310 Jaybird310 Member

Specializes in ER, Peds ER. Has 4 years experience.

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twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ED. Has 17 years experience. 1 Article; 1,289 Posts

Oh man, I just found this tonight and I have to find out what happened with management...:bugeyes: :typing:

MrsWampthang

MrsWampthang, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency room, med/surg, UR/CSR. 511 Posts

Well hopefully you found out some good news about this witch, meaning she blew her ninety day probation period by being hateful. Maybe you remind her of one of kids who are now losers or something. I can't imagine that your coworkers are civil to her. I wouldn't be if someone were treating one of my buddies like that. Well, good luck and let us know how it turns out.

Pam (yes, I'm old enough to be your mama):icon_hug:

Jaybird310

Jaybird310

Specializes in ER, Peds ER. Has 4 years experience. 116 Posts

So she wasn't fired. Our shifts will be adjusted so I don't have to work with her and they gave her a 3 day suspension and none of the time counts towards her probationary period. Basically what my NM lead me to belief is they're hoping she quits during the suspension and if not.... So I'm letting out a half sigh of relief tonight.

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Here's hoping she quits while on suspension. Congratulations on winning the first round with management. Maybe it will only be a matter of time before she steps on it again and they decide she isn't worth the aggravation.

heron, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 50 years experience. 3,414 Posts

Well done, sir!

Keep your guard up ... she may well escalate.

Keep documenting incidents, including whatever comes back to you via the grapevine if your name comes up.

Get familiar with your legal protections regarding a hostile work environment. You may need to remind mgmt that allowing this to persist is grounds legal action.

We like to think this'll be a wake up call for this person, but my gut tells me otherwise.

At least you're out of the line of fire, now. Hang in there!

RedhairedNurse

RedhairedNurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Ortho. 1,060 Posts

I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I hope things have gotten better. This is a long thread....and I haven't had time to read all responses.

I'm a female and have to deal with mean, cruel nurses all the time. IMO, I feel like nursing is hard and stressful enough without these types of nurses making our jobs harder. Drives me crazy and makes me wish I would have never chose nursing as a second career!! I had no idea!!

ShayRN

ShayRN

Specializes in Corrections, Cardiac, Hospice. Has 18 years experience. 1,046 Posts

I am so happy you went to HR before your blow up. Can you imagine the spin she may have put on it? I personally think she should have been fired on the spot, but that is just me. Good luck and please keep us posted.

talaxandra

Specializes in Medical. 1 Article; 3,037 Posts

Good luck - it sounds like you're coping really well (and professionally) with a hugely stressful situation. Best wishes for the baby, too :)

MrsWampthang

MrsWampthang, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency room, med/surg, UR/CSR. 511 Posts

I'm surprised that they didn't fire her on the spot. She's in her probationary period and she gets away with this type of behavior?! Definitely keep track of anything and everything that has to do with her, including if you end up taking care of any patients she has taken care of. I hope your coworkers circle the wagons around you and make this woman's employment there a living h@#$ for her. Not by being mean or hateful but just by giving her a cold shoulder. It's not much fun to work somewhere when no one talks to you. I just wonder, does she have a friend or buddy in the upper management that got her the job and is allowing her to dodge the bullet on this? It just seems odd that they would allow someone like this to continue in employment after what she said to you during her probationary period. I know some places don't want to spend the money firing someone and having them come back and file an unlawful termination suit, even if they win. I guess it isn't worth the money spent even if they win. Well, good luck. Let us know if this witch quits. Take care.

Pam

bagladyrn

bagladyrn, RN

Specializes in OB. 2,286 Posts

So she wasn't fired. Our shifts will be adjusted so I don't have to work with her and they gave her a 3 day suspension and none of the time counts towards her probationary period. Basically what my NM lead me to belief is they're hoping she quits during the suspension and if not.... So I'm letting out a half sigh of relief tonight.

Warnings and suspension are the usual path management needs to take to fire someone. If she approaches you at any point from here on out (at shift change or such), use this line "Your remarks are inappropriate in the work environment. I want them to stop now. If you have anything further to discuss with me let's get the nurse manager." Then walk away, do not allow her to draw you into an interchange. Again report this immediately to your manager. Don't feel bad for any of your feelings about this - she is digging her own hole to fall into.

Melinurse

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency. 2,040 Posts

congradulations on round #1 with management. even if you are not working the same shift you'll still need to watch your back. especially if she ends up on the shift following you. keep records as appropriate and avoid her if possible. hopefully she will be looking for employment elsewhere in the meantime.

most important though........................congradulations on the the baby on the way!!! woohoo!!! do you know if it's a boy or girl yet?:yeah:

:flwrhrts::prdnrs::flwrhrts:

ShayRN

ShayRN

Specializes in Corrections, Cardiac, Hospice. Has 18 years experience. 1,046 Posts

most important though........................congradulations on the the baby on the way!!! woohoo!!! do you know if it's a boy or girl yet?:yeah:

:yeahthat:

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