The kitchen staff does not trump the nurses, or the aides. I have went around and around with them on this issue and I will persist. They can complain all they want, but for me, the complaints fall upon deaf ears. I just don't care. My primary concerns are my patients. I have had to wait numerous times for trays that have come to us late, as much as 20 minutes late. I have had to make numerous trips to the kitchen, interfering with patient care because items were missing on the trays or the wrong items put on the trays (fried chicken legs or bacon for the pureed patient). So their complaints do not cut it for me. I put many miles on my legs and feet because of their indescrepencies, so really, they can bite me. When I am at the bedside of a patient threatening to take their last breath, I could care less about those freaking trays. Period.
I will refuse to sign a write up should the threatened write up happen and if they wish to fire me, so be it. God led me that place because I am good at what I do and these patients need me. I am not perfect by any means, but I perfectly understand what my priorities are.
Sorry this has turned into a book, I have very strong feelings on this and the other above mentioned issues at my work place. They can either take what I have to offer or leave it, but until I have to leave, I am going to take care of my people.