Annnnd its finally happened. I've finally seen what so many had warned me about and so many complain about. The nastiness that can weasle its way into our nursing teams.
Long and short of it, there's a particular nurse on my ward who is very nasty, she's mean spirited and reports every little hiccup someone makes to the manager. And they're the kinds of hiccups you could just address by talking to the person who made them.
Because of her actions, any my complete naive nature that "everyone is good and no one is every nasty, really" HR has gotten their sticky beaks involved. I told my manager I had tried to avoid it by doing what they said, by changing what parts of my practice (evidenced based but not practiced at that particular hospital) and playing by all their shaming rules, but no, they kept pushing and pushing and pushing, and a particular person in HR said they were going to report me to Council and I'd loose my rego, because I'm dyslexic... actually, she used the words "cognitively deficient" and unsafe. Despite the fact I have never made a drug error. My Union rep (yeah, union's involved now too) says that individual HR is a spiteful banshee who reports everyone and Council gets angry at her.
Funny, well, annoying thing is, I had a dyslexia test done which came back in all its eight paged glory saying I was safe to practice and my cognitive skills for nursing were superior. But HR got their doctor to answer some loaded questions saying I was unsafe! They wanted me to have this dyslexica test done, and obviously they weren't happy with the results that said I was fine.
When I told someone who used to work there as a doctor about the situation, they guessed right away which ward and which person was pushing the things. Everyone else just looks at me blanky and states "who did you **** off?"
The other thing is, another nurse, who is high up the food chain, is also dyslexic, but I don't see them going after her. And she's made drug errors!
So, yeah, turns out some people aren't nice deep down. Turns out some people are just plain ****** and mean. My last job, there were some people there who were really ******, but they'd never go after your job or rego.
Basically, according to the Union, a human rights group, lawyers and other nurses I know who work for council and union are saying my employer don't have a leg to stand on. Of course, its still a royal pain in the arse to have to wait for them to sort their crap out.
I don't see the arrogant schmucks backing down, and that's what really burns me. Gone are the days when people can take responsibilty for their actions, admit their wrongs and apologise.
Its a mountain out of a molehill and I tried to stop it getting to this, but this particular person decided they didn't like me for some reason.
Seriously, I wish people, nurses especially, could just get on with the job at hand and put a stop to this horrible workplace bullying and clichyness. Its pathetic. And it impacts on patient care!
Sorry for the rant, I just needed to rail. Feel free to post your equally annoyed ramblings about peopel who are just mean and petty.