so you all know i'm a cna and very quickly learning the trenches of the nursing arena. I've been a patient, student nurse, home health, and now cna in long term care. Now I'm not a saint and I missed a couple days since I started this current job in October. But it seems like were frequently short staffed, alot of call offs, people quitting, and then we have this one aide
that I don't understand why she has not been fired yet. Ok heres the scoop she comes in at varying times so it depends on the day. But she never calls if she's late, just comes in whenever, gripes cause first check isn't done yet, frequently misses, and last time she was suppose to come in at 6 no show until 6:30 leaves at 7:15 comes back in at 9:35, I'm not kidding, big long sob story, sick and wants to go home, gets 3 day suspension, comes in today leaves again and comes back only to be sent home. My partner and I were on D and this aide was suppose to be on c with the other girl but as a result she was left alone! the charge nurse helped some and we helped once we were done with d hall. Management really sucks at this place. I got a written warning in my file for getting hurt and she gets away with this sh&t! If they don't offer me daylight as promised upon acceptance of this job in order to attend school in March I'm packing my bags boy! I'm finding another perch to sit on!!! Alot of people are fed up. always short staffed, over worked, not appreciated, barked at all the time, and expected to work 16-20 hour shifts. Yeah during that snow storm we had some of the aides were forced to work 24+ hours almost back to back!!! Is this how nurses are treated too? it's like we spend hours upon hours caring for people, worrying about them, alot of stress, body aching and many germs but the moment we get sick all he$$ freezes over!
Feb 12, '05
At my LTC facility we have a decent staff to work with/under, management, nurses and aides. There are a few bad apples but they do not spoil the bunch, as their substandard work/attitude is not tolerated by others. They are quickly "documented" on their behaviour by their immediate supervisor, or others and gotten rid of. Employees here are held to a high standard, and we hold our employer to one. I think it works both ways, if you have the respect and understanding of your employer for the hard work that you have to do, then they have yours as well. It is really too bad that some facilities will tolerate staff that choose to do as they please because in the end it is the resident/patient that will truely be the one to suffer the consequences. My facility is not perfectly run, but it has come a long way from where it used to be. Times are a changing.... for the better.
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