swee2000 258 Posts Specializes in Med/Surg. Nov 20, 2007 This was the first day I worked with her as she is new, and always had a preceptor before-- working the other side of the floor. What bothered me about this one was I found out she never did the AC breakfast blood sugars on her patients (and I found this out way after they had all eaten). From what I've heard from the other aides, she's very untrainable and does whatever she wants. I've only had one experience, and I can say I am not impressed. However, I hope I only need to suck it up a little bit longer... I keep praying I'll get the job in Hospice, and I'm sure the nurses will be telling the unit manager about what happened yesterday as the one was very angry (and I don't see her get angry very often). She's the one that will speak her mind.I must've skipped over the part in your OP where you mentioned this other aide was just off orientation. That, in itself, should make you &/or the nurses want to say something so that you can put a stop to bad or old habits before things get any worse. Considering she is new to the facility, try talking to her first and nicely pointing out what's bothering you & the nurses. Then, if that doesn't work &/or the problems continue, approach the manager. Does this aide have any prior experience working as one? Regardless, as I said earlier, "Nothing will change &/or be corrected regarding the other aide's behavior until you speak-up and do something about it." Ironically, now that I'm aware of her just getting off orientation, your story sounds eerily familiar to what I just got done dealing with last week. I was training a brand new LPN whose only job experience was as an LPN at a LTC facility for 2 months prior to this job. He never worked anywhere as a CNA. So to put it mildly, the past 2 months of training him were a hair-pulling nightmare. No matter what I said or did to help him, the same issues kept coming up. And I did say something, and several times, to the higher ups regarding his progress, or lack thereof. Unfortunately, they were all about giving him the benefit of the doubt and would only say to me "He just needs more time" or "He's still learning". I hope to God they were right because he's now off orientation and, when he comes back from vacation, will be taking patients all on his own w/o someone standing in the shadows to guide him along. Honestly, it was very frustrating being his preceptor because I had never dealt with an orientee who struggled so much & just "didn't get it", and at the same time, lacked the support of higher ups who couldn't even give me suggestions or ideas on how to "fix the issues" when everything else failed. And if they're not willing to support me or take me seriously, who will?