Quote from Kitkat23
:angryfire I would bring this issue up to the supervisor. Last year, I finally got hired at a nursing home. I got lousy training on third shift......
Obviously, my trainer went to the DON to ***** about me. I wished I brought this to the supervisors attention. I told her that I was keeping up and getting with the system and was doing the right thing. (how my instructor taught me.) She said that rounds take 10 minutes on grave shift and I was fired and that was final. My mom told me to let it go and that I'll find another facility where I'll be appreciated more. I volunteer at a hospital now, and hope to get hired as an aide. I'm appreciated a lot more now. I hate it when aides sit around and do nothing. They love testing the new aides as well. :angryfire
I feel for you this is so frustrating and not easily dealt with, some people, (like your trainer) are indeed manipulators and social loafers with a mean streak.
I have encountered a couple in my work history too, they seem to get incredibly jealous when you come on and actually start 'doing' your job and giving good patient care.
Its so tricky too because they will try to trump you out, (like your trainer did) before you trump them, (which you wouldn't do but, they think the world is as greedy, lazy,tricky and manipulative as they are).
I finally decided to take it up with the nurse manager once and she said somethign basically like, "well so and so has been complaining about your poor work performance for about six months!!" What? Yeah. So I told the manager how the things really were and decided to report this regularly. Before I realized it the manager got tired of it, (I did not do it tattle tale just matter of factly, this happened today or last week) the manager told me that she is not my mother and that I should handle this on my own.
Really? Handle my coworkers incredibly poor patient care on my own? Also, there were patients that complained also.
It is a shame and unfortunately we are going to run into these super poor care-givers who will let us run ourselves ragged while doing the work. We cannot do all their work, they need to be and should be held accountable yet, when they are so good at manipulating that you got fired, that is really a shame. Good luck in the future and watch you back.