Even though this is my first post, I have been a lurker for over a year and I love reading everyone's comments. So I am hoping I will get some advice.
A little info. My LPN class started last fall so I only have around 10-11 weeks to go until graduation. Our class has around 25 women and one male. We have two classroom days and two clinical days. There are three groups of around seven people in each clinical group that go to separate hospitals/nursing homes.
At first my class was fine. No issues and everyone got along for the most part. There were groups of people but, no real clique's. That is until around a month or two ago. It started with two rude women and since then, their group has included a total of 12 now and each week there is someone new that joins their group. It seems that these two women are very mean and gossipy and what happens is that each week they will talk to a person or get really chummy with them and the next day that person will not speak to you and when they do they are very nasty and short. It just seems that I will talk with someone for weeks and have good nice conversations and then 'poof' they go out to lunch with the group and I don't get a hello. At first I thought it was my imagination or I was being paranoid but, it seems it be a common occurrence. I though that maybe I brought it on myself, but I am nice to everyone and I try to help anyone that needs it. I am not a social butterfly but, either are a group of people I still speak too. Some are just very mean and some will snicker when you walk by. They clearly make it obvious that they are talking about certain people. It's just annoying and I am so sick of it. They are not young. They are a diverse group between 22-50, so it's not like a bunch of teens. It's not just me who has noticed the changes in people either. At first, it did not bother me but, now it feels sad that I once spoke to you now you are so different. I hate going to class more and more each day because of them. I know I have only 2 months to go and soon I won't see them again. I am glad that the major instigators are not in my clinical group, however; one of the women I used to speak to has stopped speaking to me so that frustrates me. I feel like I am in high school again. Are people that in need of acceptance that they really turn into a mean person because of influence? I just don't get it. Do other people have this same problem?
Long rant, I just needed some advice and a place to vent.