Published Oct 20, 2003
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Originally posted by Ruby Vee We have a unit secretary like this as well. Management has tried attitude adjustment, but it never seems to take.
We have a unit secretary like this as well. Management has tried attitude adjustment, but it never seems to take.
We have one too. We did have the "happy" ward clerk but the grumpy one was soooo mean and angry toward her that she finally gave up and left.
WC talks too much, doesnt order supplies, leaves STAT orders sitting for hours and then doesnt sent a copy to pharm for the meds we need !!! Shes a dinosauer and its time to go.
I usually check my charts periodicly (knowing her ways) and I just p/u any orders I catch. When we get a float WC on the unit we nurses are amazed at how EFFICENT and friendly they are !!!
NM has promised to "deal" with her when she returns from vaction-we'll see.............
The WC/secratary is a vital part of an efficent unit, they welcome the pts and families and should try to be helpful to all for the good of the unit................
Originally posted by RN Rotten Nurse Unit clerks are a dime a dozen.
Unit clerks are a dime a dozen.
Geez, I kinda resent that.....I've been a Unit Secretary for four years, and although it's not the career of my dreams (that would be why I'm in nursing school) I do enjoy my job and take pride in doing it well. The people I work with seem to respect me and my work ethic, and it's easy to be pleasant to people who appreciate you!
I will say, though, that there are a lot of snippy nurses out there too.....are they a dime a dozen as well?????
Originally posted by andre The people I work with seem to respect me and my work ethic, and it's easy to be pleasant to people who appreciate you!
The people I work with seem to respect me and my work ethic, and it's easy to be pleasant to people who appreciate you!
Key word here ? WORK ETHIC :kiss
hard to find and MUST be appreciated
keep up the good work.......................
could it be you are an RN w/an attitude like that?
are nurses a dime a dozen too????
this is a rude and untrue statement.
Marie_LPN, RN, LPN, RN
Nice nickname. It fits with that statement you made.
Speaking as a part time 6-cent unit clerk (did the math from your pricetag), it's attitudes like yours that make for a 'rotten' work environment.
Rotten Nurse-that was a mean and totally untrue statement! Unit clerks are part of the team too-they accomplish alot. How would you like to be "minimized " like that. Andre, I respect what you do, please don't think we all feel the way Rotten Nurse does!
barefootlady, ADN, RN
I disagree, unit clerks are not a dime a dozen . That remark is rude and unnecessary. I do agree that sometimes when behavior gets out of hand write up is necessary. Otherwise, be kind and professional. Do not gossip about this person. Do not attempt to make the job any harder than it is on this clerk. I have spent many a shift wishing for a good clerk, even a grouchy one. Come on guys, lets show some respects for each member of the team.
could it be, rude 'tudes are a prelude to workplace violence? And what better way to escalate it by making things worse? I think catching flies with honey is much more desireable in most cases. I think sometimes, we see in others undesireable traits in ourselves....sorta like "mirroring"......
give respect, get some. It usually works...at least with the vast majority. But do NOT do things you know would make it worse. I agree w/barefoot lady. Treat this person w/the respect you would like back.....and don't take her personally.
Amazing, what underlying prejudice can be exposed with casual statements. Think about it.
Hellllllo Nurse, BSN, RN
My pet-peeve is managers who just will not deal with employees who make things harder for everyone, like your sec'y.
I wish they would see that getting rid of a bad employee (be it nurse, CNA, sec'y, dietary, housekeeping or whomever) improves the morale of eveyone else, and makes getting things done so much easier and more pleasant.
I know you, Rotten Nurse. You bumped into me in the CCU the other night, and I apologized. I came for a line draw (your responsibility), but you snarled at me when I approached you with the label, and barked at me to give you a syringe. You barely acknowledged the patient, and when you handed me the syringe I said thank you. You walked out with your nose in the air, tossing your gloves in the garbage along with my self-worth.
"You aren't going to change her behavior or personality and it's not worth the effort."
Right. Fortunately it is NOT your job to fix her. She's the one who has/gets to live in the dismal swamp she creates--others are merely brief visitors.
"I don't understand why managers don't have the guts to fire people like that."
One word: sub-assertive.
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