Nastiness in healthcare

  1. Hi , I'm a guy that had been working as a HCA the british equivelant as a CNA . I have enjoyed the work mostly , it's rewarding but a very tough job . What has been the most tough aspect to it has been my a handful of co workers , I have never encountered such nastiness , rudeness and ********** as in this job . I had been cruising along doing my job and remaining very tolerant to alot of the staff that make it difficult . The other day I ended up working with one of the most nasty , obnoxious, loud ones and it did not end well we had words as it gets to a point where there's only so much you can take then I heard her bad mouthing me in the staff room ! To avoid further confrontation I just had my break in the nurses station doing my notes . Feel like I will look for another job now it's a shame because I give it my all but the crap that goes with it from other female staff is too much .
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  3. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    How long have you been doing this work? What kind of a facility is it?
    We all have our horror stories, that's for sure! Are you thinking of looking for the same kind of work or will you be looking for something else entirely?
    Yes, the work's hard enough without having to put up with difficult co-workers.
    Wish you well . . .
  4. by   Davey Do
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  5. by   GrumpyRN
    Don't sweat it bro, it is just women. Some of them can be the finest and best people, others are female dogs.

    I spent 35 years in nursing and the drama went on almost every week. You eventually get used to it and ignore it.

    Quick anecdote; when I was a student one of my male colleagues went to one of the trained staff and asked her if she had a husband/boyfriend as he was going to punch him because he could not punch a woman.

    If she is badmouthing you in public then go to the Senior and make a complaint. If she is trained and you are an HCA you can let them know that if it does not stop you will put in an official grievance. Stopped one Senior Charge Nurse dead in her tracks when I told her I was going to do that to her.

    Good luck.
  6. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from GrumpyRN
    Don't sweat it bro, it is just women. Some of them can be the finest and best people, others are female dogs.

    I spent 35 years in nursing and the drama went on almost every week. You eventually get used to it and ignore it.

    Quick anecdote; when I was a student one of my male colleagues went to one of the trained staff and asked her if she had a husband/boyfriend as he was going to punch him because he could not punch a woman.

    If she is badmouthing you in public then go to the Senior and make a complaint. If she is trained and you are an HCA you can let them know that if it does not stop you will put in an official grievance. Stopped one Senior Charge Nurse dead in her tracks when I told her I was going to do that to her.

    Good luck.
    There now, that's some good advice from someone who knows the systems over there!
  7. by   Davey Do
    Spike, not that Grumpy didn't have some good advice, but have you tried this forum?
    Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations | allnurses
    You may just find some good ways to help you deal with these nasty coworkers.
  8. by   Farawyn
    Quote from GrumpyRN
    Don't sweat it bro, it is just women. Some of them can be the finest and best people, others are female dogs.

    I spent 35 years in nursing and the drama went on almost every week. You eventually get used to it and ignore it.

    Quick anecdote; when I was a student one of my male colleagues went to one of the trained staff and asked her if she had a husband/boyfriend as he was going to punch him because he could not punch a woman.

    If she is badmouthing you in public then go to the Senior and make a complaint. If she is trained and you are an HCA you can let them know that if it does not stop you will put in an official grievance. Stopped one Senior Charge Nurse dead in her tracks when I told her I was going to do that to her.

    Good luck.
    Woof.

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