How do you deal with nurse cliques/"gangs" bullying? - page 2

Hello everyone. I've been a CNA for a while and work in a facility. It has a bad reputation for nasty nurses and a low rating for care by patients families, but I personally had no big problems in my... Read More

  1. by   MedSurgRN14
    I have heard stories of nurse bullies sabotaging fellow coworkers/ employees to get them fired/ blacklisted. I agree transferring to another unit is the best approach (so you don't lose your benefits/ retirement). The other thing you could is try to work different shifts than the ringleader, but that might be more hassle than it's worth. I admire you for confronting the ringleader and sorry to hear that did not cause her to back down. Perhaps she is jealous of you and insecure, and thus needs to form her own "gang" to feel some semblance of power. I also want to mention the possibility of prejudice or racism. This has happened to me before, unfortunately, and I ultimately left the job. Best of luck!
  2. by   Axgrinder
    Amen, amen, amen!
  3. by   Amethya
    That sound so petty and immature in their part. Like, wow. It's not high school, why act like this?

    I had this issue in my first job as a CMA and the sad part that the whole place was a clique and I had to leave because I wasn't fitting in and treated nicely.

    If it gets worse, I would leave, because it's not a good work environment.
  4. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Get out of there. It sounds like a rotten place with low patient ratings and a rotten culture.
  5. by   Infirmiere797
    Just smile and say "cheese"