I have yet to understand why a person would come to work and not finish their assigned tasks or roles within a work place environment. I have tried to justify their actions in my mind like "maybe they have it bad at home" or "maybe they don't have the capacity to think beyond what is told to them." Well, those justifications made no sense as they would laugh and make jokes, go on facebook, gossip about other's life. I learned once and for all that it is sheer ATTITUDE. That these people don't want to change. They want to stay at the minimal level and if you give them 10 tasks-they will be sure to finish 4 or 5 and even that will take the full 8 hour shifts. It kills me to know that management won't do anything about it either and they are well aware of this It's a private practice and if this was my business, I'd be damn sure that there would be a meeting at least once a week where we would discuss our tasks for the week, what was done last week, and would keep these finished tasks in a file in my office. I would set aside a to do list and would tell each staff member what their roles are so they are accountable for what they do and discipline professionally if things are not done in a timely fashion. I have never worked in a place where nobody knew what they were doing or played dumb. It's been three months but I can't just leave like that as it's my first nurse practitioner job. Sorry, but I had to vent. I still do my part but being the best I can be by finishing my work, helping others with their work, and trying to find things to do so my 8 hours could feel worthwhile. Has anyone else gone through this or is going through something similar to this?
At NurseJ22, I would be more than happy to compliment and appreciate ones work when it calls for it. I don't expect a pat on my back when I finish my work and help others. I do more because it feels like the right thing to do and I also understand that not everyone thinks the way I do. What frustrates me is that if they are not doing what is required from them such as vitals, rooming the patient, obtaining chief complaint, not putting the MRI/EMG reports in the chart prior to seeing the patients. This is all that I expect from them as that is part of their job duties/descriptions. I have told them nicely at least 4 different times. I try to give people chances and believe they will improve but when you see no positive outcomes or changes, it's hard to keep that belief. They just nod their head and continue to do what they want. I am not the only provider that is going through this. They are doing this to the other provider that works with me and she is also frustrated. I understand why there is a fast turn over at this place. All the patients keep telling me that they see new providers every two months and have told me to not leave. I don't give up and plan to stick it out but private practice is a whole different ball game...not what I thought.
Last edit by HealthANDLove1122 on Aug 17