What is the silliest complaint someone has ever made aboutyou? - page 3
I don't know what made me remember this but I had a coworker once with whom I had developed(I thought) something of a rapport. Well one day we were in the nurses' station and I jokingly made a... Read More
Dec 20, '06Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 280; Likes: 37I had a CNA accuse me of sexual harrassment because I told her she could not wear black thongs under her white uniform pants and she could not roll her shirt up under her bra to show off her belly.
Dec 20, '06Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 3,125; Likes: 2,996I was put under investigation for NOT giving insulin 1 1/2 hour too early. A med tech complained to the DON that I would not give the insulins after she had taken their blood sugars.( I was covering for a regular nurse who had called in sick). Breakfast was served at 8AM or even as late as 8:30 Am, the med tech wanted me to give insulins at 0645! Can you believe the DON actually put me under formal investigation for refusing to give insulin OUT of the compliant times set by the state!? In my statement I wrote "why am I being investigated for NOT givin insulin at the WRONG time?" The DON did not like that statement and demanded I rewrite my statement or she would white out the sections she did not like or even rewrite it herself! This is the same facility that I was fired for several weeks later for refusing to falsify a differnent document. Nice place, huh?
Dec 20, '06Joined: May '06; Posts: 356; Likes: 13OK, this one blew me away.
I had a pt whose mother was in and out of the picture, had a lot of social issues, etc. Baby had been born preemie and mom's drug screen was pos. I got report that night that the mom had been in and would probably be back in that night. I was very busy with another baby that night, but since we are in one large room, I could see that bedspace w/o a prob (plus checking on the babe q 1 hr, plus assessment and feeding.) Mom never visited. The next night when I was getting report, the nurse said she had something to tell me. She said that the mom came and said that she had been up in ther nicu the previous night and that I was rude to her and didnt even introduce myself. This was reported to the charge b/c she was throwing such a fit. I was floored....she never came in and I did not even speak to her on the phone. The previous nurse wasnt going to tell me, but charge said she probably needed to to let me defend myself. I truly believe she was high on crack and tripping. Drugs ae a dangerous thing.
Dec 20, '06Occupation: med/surg/hospice/home health RN Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Oct '98; Posts: 772; Likes: 293Quote from SharonH, RN***************that is just nuts, I always say "work smart, not hard"I don't know what made me remember this but I had a coworker once with whom I had developed(I thought) something of a rapport. Well one day we were in the nurses' station and I jokingly made a comment about her not working hard. I forget my exact words but it was something along the lines of are you hardly working or working hard. You know that lame joke, well not that lame but it was harmless like that. Well a few days later, guess what I got invited to a meeting with her and the charge nurse to discuss my attempt to slander her! She said that she felt like I had a low opinion of her as a nurse and my comments left it open for people to believe that she was not a hard worker. And I was attempting to destroy her reputation as a nurse. As broadsided as I was, I apologized profusely for my faux-pas but she wasn't in a forgiving mood. So *shrug* what could I do? Obviously we weren't as good of friends as I thought or she might have given me the benefit of the doubt. Also she must have had a massively low self-esteem or insecurities if she was that bothered by my little joke. I just moved on. I can remember being quite annoyed at first but it's funny now.
that is the sign of a nurse that has it together.....sheesh......
Dec 20, '06Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 7,767; Likes: 1,230About a year ago I had a very bad case of sinusitis and larangyitis(sp). The larangyitis lasted for a month and I could barely speak. I was taking care of an elderly man who was very HOH. I kept repeating my question - "are you ready for your bath?" but he couldn't hear me. So I wrote it on - you guessed it, a paper towel. A nurse pulled me aside and told me to never write anything on a paper towel. I tried to tell her that he was HOH but alas, my voice failed and she couldn't hear me!
But I noticed the next day at work this pt had a piece of paper at the bedside to write questions on. Paper is paper people. If I had walked out of the room to get a piece of paper the poor pt would've probably thought I had abandoned him. I did the best with what I had.
Dec 20, '06Occupation: RN Er/ ICU Specialty: 11 year(s) of experience in ER/ ICU ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 345; Likes: 17A co- worker complained that I did not give a glass of water to my man who was literally dying in front of me w/ CHF. " He only asked for some water
'. He died 10 minutes later. It was the " joke
' in the ER that I wouldn't give a dying man his last drink of water.
Dec 20, '06Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 2,334; Likes: 3,476Quote from Marie_LPNCo-worker complained that i'm too tall (i'm 5'10") to work with. The person that made this complaint is 4'9".
Now what was i supposed to do, but her stilts or work while kneeling down? Seriously we have those platform steps for a reason
(Ironically she's never said the same about our 6'11" surgeon)
maybe the real problem is that she's too short
Dec 20, '06Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 7,199; Likes: 7,934......and stilts wouldnt pass OSHA muster.....lol
Dec 20, '06Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 11,259; Likes: 3,103I don't think I've ever received a formal complaint in my previous incarnation in administration. I did once, however, receive a puzzling comment in the "needs improvement" section of my annual performance review. My manager wrote that I wasn't social enough and that I needed to participate more in the chit-chat that goes on in the office. I asked her if I was rude; she said no. I asked her if my work was not being done; she said no. I asked her if my completed work was of poor quality; she said no. I asked her if someone complained; she said no. She said there wasn't anything wrong with my work, but that I just didn't seem to be anyone's friend. I told her then that I wasn't paid to be anybody's friend, and I was refusing to sign the evaluation until she changed that comment. She finally did, but not until several months later. I had a raise coming!
Dec 20, '06Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298My NM told me I used "big words and."
The next week I had a letter to the editor published where I had praised my HS Latin teacher for making it easy to learn terminology.
NM then accused me of writing the letter to spite her.
(Back in the day-letters to the editor were on paper and snail-mailed) I'd written it about 2 weeks before.
To make it even better the chief of staff wrote me a commendation for writing how important Latin is.
Dec 20, '06Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298Oh and everybody knows that paper towels are not the only nurse stationery, scrub pant knees and palms of your hands are also in the definition.
Dec 20, '06Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 79; Likes: 8Quote from P_RNYupOh and everybody knows that paper towels are not the only nurse stationery, scrub pant knees and palms of your hands are also in the definition.
I had a CNA complain that I was mean and demanding because I expected her to get ten sets of vitals done within an hour and a half.
Dec 20, '06Occupation: Adjunct Professor,BSN program, Instructor, CNA pro Specialty: pedi, pedi psych,dd, school ,home health ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 2,310; Likes: 937not a formal complaint... but one co worker went to HR because I moved her desk . She also convinced my boss that I am too clinical and do not do enough administrative and training work (she just happens to be the director of training) hmmmmmmm