Ok. I am a CNA, I've been working at a little hospital for 6 months now. I have one co-worker that really takes advantage of everyone. I guess she's been working there for about a year and a half. This is what she does. (no offense to smokers!!) We start working a 2p. About 10 after 2 she takes a 30 min smoke break, comes back for about 45 mins, then takes a 15-20 min smoke break, always makes sure the gets the equipment to get her work done first, we serve dinner at 5p. She almost always takes her 30 min break first, at 6p, takes 45 instead of 30, the comes back leaving me about 10 mins to get down to the cafatera that closes at 7p. I have to hurry up and get my food, that is usually cold, and then I get back to the floor after 7p and have to catch up on my turns and bed checks, because she hasn't done anything with my pts. Then she takes a smoke break before 8p, another 15-20 mins, gets her vitals, goes out for another smoke break, and at the end of the shift, I always have to fill the linen carts, and blanket warmers, because she won't do it. When I ask her if she checked, them she say's I didn't use them. She stands at the nurse's station, hears a light go off, looks down the hall to see if it is her pt, and if it isn't she doesn't answer it. I rarely get a break, because I have to take care of my group and pick up the slack for her. I finally got so ate up inside that I said something to her. She went to the house sup, then I went to the sup, and she acted like it was all my fault. She told me that I just didn't like smokers, and that I needed to sit down and talk this out. Now, because she has been there longer, I feel like I am going to get really crapped on. I don't know what to do, other then looking for a new job. It's a shame too, I love were I am right now, I like helping everyone, and working like a team.
Sorry so long, I guess I just needed to get this off of my chest.