Problems with co-workers - page 2

I work in a rural hospital (post partum unit) where it seems that EVERYBODY talks about EVERYBODY. Is anybody else really bothered about stuff like that? It seems that these people spend more time... Read More

  1. by   renerian
    I usually tell people right up when they start to gossip to me that I am way to busy to get involved with gossip. It usally keeps me out of it...

  2. by   Fgr8Out
    Originally posted by renerian
    I usually tell people right up when they start to gossip to me that I am way to busy to get involved with gossip. It usally keeps me out of it...

    Very good advice, Renerian

  3. by   skgonzales
    I work in a small hospital and you could be talking about our Med/Surg floor. I work 11pm to 7am and there have been days where I haven't been able to take a break or I get out late for charting or whatever. The other day we got an email that we need to take our breaks and need to clock out on time to save the hospital overtime. I agree, but when the previous shift sits at the hospital until 1or 2 in the morning talking and charting, then I have a problem. I am busy all night (it always seems I get the pt. with chest pains or decreased urine output or my MAR's are so screwed up it takes hours to figure them out) and they get mad at me because I'm busy all night? That's ridiculous.
  4. by   jnette
    Shay... I just LOVE your henhouse description ! So very accurate !

    Really... for those of you who have been around real hens and a real henhouse... doesn't it FIT !?? ! With the fluctuations in tone, the occasional "BAWK!" in ("no, she DIDN'T!!!)... etc., etc.

    Very good Shay! heh, heh....
  5. by   RNGranny
    When I was in my final semester of nursing school, doing an externship at the local hospital, in the Cardiac step-down unit no less, my preceptor would go take a nap in an unused room for several hours and leave me with a full load of new cardiac surgery patients.
  6. by   Eric
    Thats when you call one of the admins and say "Where can I find a bedpan?" and when they ask why in the heck you are calling THEM to find that out, just tell them that you didn't want to wake your preceptor up.
  7. by   tattooednursie
    Well . . . I'm a CNA, not a nurse YET. I am having simmilar problems though.

    The other day I was working my second dayshift without being oriented. I have oiented on a few before, but that was along time ago when I became a CNA, then I was promoted to PM shift. PM shift was the shift that I now knew front and back. 2 other CNA's who were more 'expirianced' than I were getting in my face about every little thing I did wrong . . . and even the things that I was just heading to do. They were talking to me like a was a 4 year old, telling me how to make a bed, in the tone of voice that was just rude. Then I did one of them a favor and they yelled at me about how slow i was doing it. and then they went into how I don't need to be a CNA! They made me cry throughought the whole shift. And no one ever thought they would see me come back the next day, but I did.

    Don't let anyone run you off of your job. You are just as equal as them even thought you may work with some rude people.
  8. by   Youda
    A good way to deal with the chronic nit-picker, Mandy, is the very next time they get on your back about ANYthing, say, "Come with me to the DON's office so we can discuss the merits of your concerns." If they actually take you up on that, you can at least give your side of the story and get someone to give you a little support and buffering from the "constant critic." Most of the time, in front of someone else, it will be quite obvious that their nitpicking is just unjustified whinning. Saying that is professional, it shows you are willing to solve problems and listen to advice, but not to be picked on. It works. Try it.
  9. by   Nurse K-Bear
    when I was on orientation this is how they did it. If all the other nurses each had 6 patients then I got 4 and she got 2. once I hit the full patient load I usually always had 6-7 even if everyone else had less. After I was off orientation I was greatful for this not only did I have the confidence and the skills to take care of a full patient load, I also appreciated the days I only have 4-5 patients the few times this happens.

    One thing I want to bring up several times when I needed my orientor to check my meds or watch a procedure etc, I often had to stand there and wait for her to finish "clucking" with the hens. This drove me crazy and put me behind. I was also greatful when orientation ended because then I was on my own time management.