Quote from qje999
Hi I am a lpn working at this hosp and having a hard time with my head nurse. she does not like me, as i am outspoken, etc and i believe she is also prejudice, in my opinion. She picks at me alot and makes it where i cant come to work. management backs her up, as the chief likes her.I have missed alot of time from work cause of illness , and she is trying to change my shift, saying my missing time impacks on the shift im on. She plays favorites all the time, and my shift doesn't even get recognized. I am so sick of this place. I have been here 19 years. I want to do something else but dont know what, as i am 59 yr s old. Do people hire people at this age? Im feeling very discouraged and feel like i wasted my life being a nurse. Nurses get mistreated so bad, especially if your a lpn.This place really dislikes lpn's, but has to have some . If they had a choice the lpn's would go.The only ones that would stay are the ones that kiss ----. and there are plenty of those.
I'm late seeing your post, but just now read it. My heart goes out to you.
I have had some of the same situation at my job, and a friend who works with me has had it even worse.
I can't begin to tell you all the heartache and mistreatment she or I have been thru.
My DON used to be the boss from hell, but she has lightened up considerably over the years. I've worked under her about 22 or 23 years, my friend has been under her about 18 years.
I was determined not to let this DON beat me down, I'm on a state job with a state retirment and I wanted that retirement.
My friend's mistreatment was soooo bad she had to just finally turn it over to God. She quit worrying about it, fighting with her, just ignoring things she did to her, and just let God have the burden. He is bigger than anything a DON can dish out and He can handle it.
I hope things get better for you,
you are in my prayers.
I know how you feel...I've been there and still am to some extent.