Absolutely FURIOUS!!!! - page 3

Hey, guys, I need some serious calming down. A lot of y'all remember the thread "All is not well in the kingdom", where I talked about the horrible job and subsequent termination I had had. I... Read More

  1. by   Ploppers
    Its is incredible how nasty people have become. I'm sorry that you had to experience such a thing. Who does she think she is to tell ANYONE you get on peoples' nerves!!! You know what... she gets on MY nerves and I don't even know her!:angryfire No matter if she gives an apology or not you should take legal action so that she knows people don't put up with slander. Maybe then she'll get her attitude in check! As far as calming down goes just take deep breaths everytime you think about it and if you pray then pray. Just know that you don't get on my nerves and I'm pretty sure you don't get on the other posters' nerves either.
  2. by   ®Nurse
    The fact that the Med Tech was on duty/on company time while this slander was taking place = the deep pockets of the facility that the med tech was representing.

    I'm not an attorney, but this mirrors many facets of Respondeat Superior. If nothing else, it's a place to start....
  3. by   Ellean55
    Sorry to be blunt but this ***** wants your job! She seems like one of these LPNs who has this " I can do the nursing job better than you" type of BS - dont let her jealousy destory your career - you;ve worked to hard to get where you are. If it was me I would say " you want to be an RN, I suggest you go back to nursing school get your BSN/MSN get clinical experience and then come back in 4 years time then come and challenge me, until then watch your mouth, calm down, fix your attitude and go do your job" . I am not trying to suggest that all nursing assistants have this attitude, but sometimes people like this need a "harsh" reminder of their duties and position.
  4. by   Alexsys
    Thant was unprofessional and no doubt, slander.:angryfire I would have reacted the same way and demanded the same.
  5. by   netglow
    Looks like somebody needs a little dose of what it's like in the world where grown-ups work. A law suit will handle that nicely, I think.
  6. by   AngelfireRN
    Well, I spoke to OM about what had happenes again this evening, after another of my references called me to ask why on earth my PNB would ask a question like "Does she get on people's nerves?" Reference also said that PNB said that she was having misgivings d/t getting "conflicting reports" about me. Since The NP that called me to begin with did not hear the whole convo, I have no way of knowing if she was the only one that took a turn, her mother, who is the secretary, may have as well. I can only assume that the mother was the one who told the tech who was on the phone and what they wanted to begin with.
    If I go after one, I'll probably go after all. I am so mad!

    I just have one concern, if I file suit, Doc had the propensity to lie about people to start something, case in point, accuseing me of a HIPAA violation and another NP that she fired of med mal, to the Unemployment board, because we filed for unemployment. Supposing she makes up some cockamamie story? All those people who depend on her for jobs would lie to keep them, I have no doubt.

    No, there was no written disciplinary action in my file, that I know of. I know I never signed anything, so if there are things in there with my siggy, it's a forgery. I never even was given a letter of termination. But this doc is so out in left field, I don't know what she'll do.

    OM told me that they met with their "problem handler" person today, said she was there anyway, which concerns me, but then again, I have no idea why she was there, I'm just paranoid. They are looking into what was said, how the tech knew who was on the phone and what they wanted. Looks like they are taking it seriously.

    Any advice about what I pondered? She's got a history, but this is not right. Thanks for all the support.
  7. by   BabyLady
    You absolutely DID NOT over-react.

    What she did was slander...she wasn't the one called, she did not have the authority to speak to your potential new boss.

    You are correct...I would pay an attorney $75 to draft a letter to the office manager that you are demanding a letter of apology and a retraction or you'll be suing both the office and the tech personally.
  8. by   netglow
    Angel... do not contact your old workplace again. Absolutely no conversation of any kind. You must talk to your lawyer and resist any urges of "feeling things out" with anybody from the old job or connected with the old job. You will seriously screw up your case.
  9. by   caliotter3
    Quote from 2ndwind
    Angel... do not contact your old workplace again. Absolutely no conversation of any kind. You must talk to your lawyer and resist any urges of "feeling things out" with anybody from the old job or connected with the old job. You will seriously screw up your case.
    When you converse with the OM you provide input to your adversary. The OM was never your friend and is not your friend now. The first thing any attorney tells their client when litigation begins, is to shut their mouth. Good advice.
  10. by   nerdtonurse?
    I'm the first one to say lawyers usually make things worse, not better.. (my sister's one). But....

    Sue them. Get a lawyer, and get one who will not stop until this nest of snakes gets their backsides kicked. If you don't, they will just keep doing this over...and over...and over.
  11. by   KatyAtlanta
    Okay, just for arguments sake...
    Granted, the LPN wasn't the one who should have said it, but what if it is true?
    Why do we complain about health care costs being excessive because of law suits, and then we sue someone because they say we get on someone's nerves, when it might actually be true?
    Do you think this person was lying? If so, that's something to take up with her bosses. If you're upset that your prospective employers talked to someone who told an ugly truth, then maybe you should start to monitor your own actions.
  12. by   ®Nurse
    Quote from KatyAtlanta
    Okay, just for arguments sake...
    Granted, the LPN wasn't the one who should have said it, but what if it is true?
    Why do we complain about health care costs being excessive because of law suits, and then we sue someone because they say we get on someone's nerves, when it might actually be true?
    Do you think this person was lying? If so, that's something to take up with her bosses. If you're upset that your prospective employers talked to someone who told an ugly truth, then maybe you should start to monitor your own actions.
    Wow. You are certainly trying to create some animosity, aren't you?

    What the med tech said was WAAAAYYYY out of line, and it could have cost the OP a JOB!! She was inappropriate and crude.

    That med tech should be taught that there are consequences for slandering.
  13. by   AngelfireRN
    Quote from KatyAtlanta
    Okay, just for arguments sake...
    Granted, the LPN wasn't the one who should have said it, but what if it is true?
    Why do we complain about health care costs being excessive because of law suits, and then we sue someone because they say we get on someone's nerves, when it might actually be true?
    Do you think this person was lying? If so, that's something to take up with her bosses. If you're upset that your prospective employers talked to someone who told an ugly truth, then maybe you should start to monitor your own actions.

    There's always one on every thread, isn't there?

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