Please help

  1. I need to know how to handle this. Should I just quit or should I stick it out. I was picked on a made to feel so small My first night of orientation on the floor was hell for me. I was talked about as if I wasn't even there. It was insinuated that i was the reason people would loose hours. (ie they already had enough staff) they couldn't figure out why they had hired another NA. Please help it was everything I could do to keep from crying.I just want to do my job. I like the job too,thats what makes it so hard.
    please resond I am sceduled tonight and the way I feel I don't even want to show up
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  3. by   TNRN
    Was it other nursing assistants who were treating you badly?
  4. by   RNIAM
    Hi and thanks. I called the supervisor and let him(evenings ) what went on. He has a call in to the night manager. I am not going in tonight and I hope I can change my orientation to days. Thanks for the ear I will let everyone know how it goes. Yes it was the other NA's.
  5. by   GPatty
    Oh Honey~
    Sometimes you'll run into people like that. Unfortunate as it seems, there are those who will always gang up on the new ones and make them feel unwelcome.
    I worked in a nursing facility once that had CNA's (bunch of cacklin' old hens is what they were...) who did the same thing. They were awful! So I can relate to what you are going thru.
    Hang on....we're with you.:kiss
  6. by   RNIAM
    I went to work last night. I was scared to death. The nurse supervisor put me with a young male NA ( great kid!) He was a breath of fresh air. The NA that was trainning me last night came up to talk with me. She apologized over and over again, saying that she didn't mean any harm by what was saidI took her at her word and foragve her. I have let it go and hope I never face another time like that again. I had a wonderful night, lots to do but feeling so much better since I talked to the manager.I love rehab its as different as night and day, from acute care. I guess she(the nurse manager) put this woman in her place pretty quick. I am impressed. I have never had someone do that for me before.I am hanging in there one day at a time. If it gets too bad I will walk but I am really looking forward to the peds unit opening and I will be going there. I won't have very much interaction with this woman again. Thank you to everyone that took the time to answer. It shows me that there are many good hearts looking out for the welfare of others.
    Thank you all
  7. by   GPatty
    Praise God! I am so happy for you!
    Yes, you did the right thing by forgiving that woman. Now, do as you said, let it go and move forward.
    Hope you keep on enjoying your job!
  8. by   paula4ms
    I'm glad things are looking up for you. Take care.