I feel you, ThePrincessBride. Love the username by the way. Just the other day I was discussing this issue with some coworkers. An alert and oriented visitor was using the patient's shower in their room and when confronted *nicely* about it, he screamed, attempted to throw me into the nearest door (I saw it coming so I dodged thankfully), then violently kicked a portable computer into a wall. He was escorted out of the building. A week later I came back and he was in the room AGAIN. I'm like
. Management's response? "We talked to him and they threatened to leave AMA, so he promised not to do it again if we didn't anger him and we shook on it."
Ok, super cool
Did I mention that he also liked to LURK around the nutrition center downstairs at night, like a CREEP, and every female that witnessed his violent fit (he's a large, 6+ foot tall dude) is no longer comfortable going downstairs for lunch on night shift OR to our poorly lit parking lot to grab something. I got the usual "he promises to be better" crap when I mentioned female fear with him there. From EVERYONE.
I've been doing this for 10 years, and I'm a millennial. I'm tired of being treated like total trash. If I wanted to be paid like **** and treated like a punching bag I would go back to my prenursing job at McDonald's when I was in my teens... I'm pushing hard for an NP and then I'M **** OUT.
I'm not looking in the rearview mirror. Sorry for all the cusswords, I'm as tired of it as you are. You're not alone.