How would you handle this?
I work 3rd shift in a medium security state prison. On 3rd shift, we have 4 staffers. 2 RN's and 2 LPN's(one is male, one is female). I'm a female RN and so is the other RN. We have a difficult coworker in the female LPN. She has a history of mental illness...she's told me herself that she is bipolar. She's also NOTORIOUSLY difficult to get along with. Other RN's who used to work night shift switched to days in order to get away from her. She's been written up for 'hostile work environment' many times over the last few years.
Last week, she sent our bosses an email stating that us RN's weren't allowing her to get her lunch break during serving hours as we were out in the prison, picking up sick-call slips on the housing units. Now 50% of the time, if I asked her if she was going to lunch, she'd hemm and haw and say no. After speaking with the other RN who works the shift, and read the emails this LPN sent our bosses, we have both decided that we need to meet with our boss and inform her (the boss) that we are not willing to tolerate the behavior of this LPN any longer.
And then I found out tonight from one of the Correction Officers, that this LPN now has a vendetta against me and will turn me in if I make ANY mistake. Nice huh? Yeah, hostile work environment much? I was at the point last week where I dreaded going to work and having to deal with this LPN's behavior and funny that the other 3rd shift RN feels the same way. This LPN also takes it upon herself to check other employees work. She was told by our boss that it isn't her job to do that and she needs to stop because it's causing a LOT of animosity.
Yet she did it again on Thursday. I wasn't aware that our boss had spoken to the LPN regarding that situation until I talked to the other RN tonight.
Is there anything else I need to do? I've only got a year and 10 months in, so not a LOT of time invested in this State job...but I cannot continue to DREAD going into work and having to watch my back around this LPN on a power trip!!!
Have any of you dealt with a coworker who had it in for you? TIA!