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What can I do about bullying?

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by Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD (Advice Column) Writer Expert Verified

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Hi Lorie

What should you do if you get bullied constantly at your job and are even feeling abused?  I was hired in a small hospital, and since the first week, the manager and director of care started bullying me and even abusing me by changing my assignment to make things so difficult for me that can I never go to any breaks. This continued for 5 months, so I resigned from that job.


Dear bullied and abused:

I am sorry you had to experience this.  Bullying is such a big problem in nursing.  Let me recommend Renee Thompson at RTConnections.com Renee is the foremost bullying expert in nursing and has developed a system on how to deal with it.  

You did the right thing by resigning. I say you can always find another job but you cant get another license.  As far as the no breaks, you might want to contact the Department of Labor in your state. In Texas, for example, the nurses there filed a class action lawsuit asking for pay for lunch they never took and were not paid.  I hope you do not experience this in your next position.

I hope you are able to find a better work environment.

Lorie

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