Maybe someone here could advise me about how to handle slander in the workplace.
When I do something wrong, I would prefer to face my own shortcomings and not blame other people for them. The problem arises when I have dealt with supervisors who lied about me and then accused me of lying ie. "I answer their lights and do things for their patients..." while the others sit at the counter and never say thank you and act as if they never watched me answer three lights in a row. What should I do with a DoN who says, "Oh no you don't."
What is the proper response when I feel like a co-worker lied to the charge nurse and knew I would get my head bitten off and then confided to her that, "It's like screaming at the dog," like this is some sort of a joke. In this case, it seemed that they had changed the rules without telling me.
When a co-worker asked, "What did you get in trouble for," I said, "I couldn't read their minds," and I was ready to start screaming (a thing I'm always afraid to do in my workplaces)
Even when these people have a reputation for being trouble makers, it doesn't help much when you're the one getting the blame.
I never had the nerve to come right strait out and say they're lying.