Quote from PaulicusFrumkinius
So I am a nursing student studying to be an LVN and we do our clinicals at SNFs and subacute facilities. Their treatment of students has been bordering on ridiculous. We're not allowed a place to sit down and put down our stuff for pre and post conferences. We're not allowed to bring our bags work us and are supposed to keep them in our cars. No "talking, laughing or excessive smiling in the hallways." No drinking water in the hallways so we have to step outside. We can't be at the nursing station to see the charts, but we're not allowed to use any tables either. So we have to stand to the side, holding the charts and our notes and using our legs as writing surfaces. And then we get yelled at for crowding the halls or called "The Flamingo Bunch" by passing nurses and staff. We are not allowed to bring our food for lunch and it's in an area where the cheapest lunch is 15-20 bucks and that's hard on a nursing student. And worst of all there's this social worker whose transgressions against me are too many to name. So my question is this: is this something that I'm just going to have to tolerate or is there something I can do about it? Oh and they also keep taking my pens. So there's that.
Okay so dump some hostility and look at these things one at a time and widen your view a bit to realize it ain't always about you.
1. no space allowed? Maybe there isn't a space available.
2. Not allowed to bring bags in? Bags can't be left unsecured and all over he place it's a H&S regulation. Fire marshals are so narrow minded not to take your needs into consideration!
3. No loudness in the halls? Yeah I hate it when I am a guest in someone else's home (which is what that facility is to the residents) and they ask me to be considerate of other people.
4. Not allowed to be drinking water in the hallways? That's because it's also against H&S regulations and the facility can be cited with huge fines attached.
5. Have to stand? I'm sure the tables are for resident's use.
6. No putting your stuff in the facility's lunch room? Bring a cooler and pack your lunch.
7. Keep your pen in your pocket. And while you are at it, open your eyes and ears and mind and perhaps you will learn something from the experience.
So I am curious,what did the social worker do to you, what catastrophic "transgressions" occurred? Tried to get you hooked on Meth? Hacked your phone charging up thousands of dollars on Steam? Hit on you? Made disparaging remarks about your resemblance to a flamingo? Seriously, the over the top hyperbole and self-centric remarks totally undermine any point you were trying to make.
tl/dr version: This is how it is, either you deal or you don't.