Stop calling me kid... - page 2

I am to my knowledge the youngest nurse currently within my hospital, but went through all the same steps just like everyone else to become an RN. My dilemma: I currently work with another nurse who... Read More

  1. by   rngolfer53
    Quote from SweetLemon
    I am to my knowledge the youngest nurse currently within my hospital, but went through all the same steps just like everyone else to become an RN. My dilemma: I currently work with another nurse who loves to go around calling me kid and giving me "learning experiences" ie. paperwork that he does not want to do. I am off orientation status and am currently supposedly to be working on my own. I love to learn new things and in feel very grateful to the nurses willing to share some of the things they have learned over the years. But this guy is driving me nuts, I find it submissive and rude!!! Am I out of line to call him on it. He is probably 40years older then I am with 10 more years nursing experience but I find his approach to be very dismissive and nasty and simply obnoxious. I have never had any of my supervisors treat me this way, why should I put up with it from a co-worker Am I overreacting,??I rarely have to work with this individual but ever time I do feel compelled to call him on being unprofessional.
    In a bow to workplace harmony, I'd first ask him to let up on the "kid" and tell him how that makes you feel.

    If you've put up with it long enough to not care about workplace harmony, or if he continues despite talking to him, commence Plan B: address him as "Gramps."

    My guess is he'll quickly get the message that way.
  2. by   muesli
    Unless he is your supervisor/charge/manager and has a right within his job role to delegate work for you to do... just say no. A simple "I'm sorry, I don't have time" will suffice.

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