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He does his job and calm around residents. Gives them their pills fine. It's like having a child in the office. In 3 years, this man will be 40 and he thinks knocking over supplies is funny. And he feels the need to point out the time and how much he wants to go home. You constantly have to talk to him and entertain him unless he'll start knocking things over. He has no concept of an indoor voice. I'm in my 20's and I have never seen an adult act like this.
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All good tips! However my supervisor is aware of this and says he's just being "Phil". (Not his name). I guess they can't write him up because he technically does his job but he's a nuisance.
If he always behaves in a calm manner around patients then he is completely in control
of himself. That includes when he's screaming and throwing things when he is around you. He's not
a helpless victim of poor impulse control. If he was a helpless victim, he would sometimes lose it around patients as well. The fact that he doesn't, indicates that he's simply doing something he gets a kick out of doing, and in my opinion he's doing it because his supervisor and perhaps others as well, enable him
by allowing the behavior.
If technically doing your job was genuinely the only
requirement one could make of a professional, then all sorts of odd behaviors would be acceptable. That would mean as long as he passes the right meds to the right patient at the right time, he could for example get away with running around in his birthday suit, loudly reciting pornographic poems to the patients I guess
However, I suspect even his supervisor would object to that scenario
I have to wonder why your supervisor is okay with having one employee making other employees feel uncomfortable. Providing a work environment that's at a minimum free of fellow employees screaming and throwing things, seems like a very basic expectation to have of an employer.
The fact that your supervisor makes excuses for him and condones his obnoxious antics, in my opinion reflects poorly on your employer.
Personally, I wouldn't allow a coworker to behave this way around me. I realize that it's not easy for you since you don't seem to be getting any support from your supervisor, but if it were me, I could not not
say anything to him when he started acting up. I completely lack both the will and ability to put up with such nonsense.
What a crummy situation, OP