Need to Vent: 3 Co-workers from Hell - page 3

I don't want to sound mean, but I am at the end of my rope. I also realize that I am no Saint but... Co-worker # 1: Always calls out sick and frequently has to go home for a wide variety of... Read More

  1. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Document until you are blue in the face. Everytime you document, forward a copy to the unit manager and higher up if need be. Don't let them get away with anything. Be diplomatic but state the facts and "quotes" stated to you. That is the only thing to start first...
    Best of luck...
    Sorry to say we have them in every profession...
  2. by   Buggs
    Sounds like you have gottengreat advice. I have one thing to add. The "church lady" needs to be reminded that the Lord did not stop healing people because it was the Sabbath. Not to make this a religious issue, but if she is going to use her Christian faith, she better get her facts straight. I agree about keeping a log for who should be offered the opportunity to flex down. We no longer have this as we must float anywhere in the hospital. Any way, everyone should have an equal chance at the day off no matter why they want it.
  3. by   kwagner_51

    Chick#2 sounds to me as though she is afraid of losing her salvation!! I had several preachers drill into my head that if I missed Sunday AM then I was going to HELL!!! They quoted all kinds of Scriptures to back them up. I was young and had been brainwashed. Ask her why she feels the need to be at church. You might be surprised by her answers. She also may not answer because she has no way to really explain it.

    Also, you might want to use her Christianity to your advantage. Tell her that Jesus said to help those less fortunate than she is. Every pt in that hospital is less fortunate than she is. Use the example of the Good Samaritan.

    I really feel sorry for her, based on my own upbringing. She thinks she salvation it tied to that church building but ONLY if she is in the building on Sunday morning.

    Ask her what church she is a member of. Don't be surprised if she says 'Church of Christ'

    Hope this helps you to understand where she is coming from.

    In His Grace,
  4. by   nursenatalie
    Glad I read this thread. I have started work as a CNA on the floor in which I will work as an RN. I have noticed many of these "personalities" and hope to handle them well from the beginning. I tend to give and give and let co-workers take advantage of my eagerness to help them. I am conscious of it though and trying to not portray this. I plan to buy some of the books on dealing with co-workers, sounds like they probably would help put things in perspective.