Anyone who reads my blog knows that I garden to relax.
It’s just something about the feel of dirt under my nails, yes, I take off my gloves as much as possible when gardening.
So it’s Sunday May 19th and it’s 94 degrees outside. Seriously.
That is what my outdoor thermometer says. I am not amused.
It’s only the occasional breeze that makes it bearable. Hubs thinks I’m nuts because I’m on the back porch with a nice big glass of sweet tea and playing with my laptop. Before that it was my phone but I killed the battery.
Yesterday I dang near killed myself working with my canna lilies in the direct sun. I could feel the heat coming out of my eyeballs. Not good. Went in and striped down to cool off.
I split my lilies because they were so overcrowded that they won’t bloom anymore. I replanted the in two other locations in my backyard. I planted my little tomato plants I rescued half dead from HEB and put my pepper plants in the ground (tip: they are 3 for $12 at Home Depot this weekend).
After hubs fixed my treillis’ I staked up my oleanders that were drooping.
It was a good weekend for my yard.
So let’s talk about WHY I was working in the yard with it being 94 degrees outside.
I had a problem with a coworker on Friday.
She kinda freaked out. I asked her to do something and it went downhill quickly.
There was screaming and yelling….all from her.
There was a scuttle of staff members who actually physically pushed her into an empty room…to keep her from coming after me, I suspect.
Again speculation but in the context of everything that was happening it is a reasonable assumption.
I’m still not clear on what happened with that as my back was turned and I was walking the opposite direction.
I still don’t know exactly how this happened.
I do know we all have bad days.
I also know that on my worst day….I don’t yell and scream at my coworkers or try to physically assault them.
The question was what do I do…..
The charge nurse was notified and spoke with her but I don’t know anything about what happened or what exactly set her off.
so as always when I’m mulling something over I dig in the dirt….got alot done and came to a decision.
I decided I needed to notify the Nurse Manager.
It wasn’t a hard decision but I don’t want to see her lose her job. Nor do I want this to look like this is MY drama.
So I did what I needed to do to make sure that my version of what happened was documented. I also provided her with a number of witnesses, also coworkers, who could attest to what I stated.
I haven’t heard back yet but am wondering how this is going to be turned back on me….and it will be.
This isn’t this person’s first run in with me. Twice before she has started rumors or implied to a Doctor that I was purposely not doing my job appropriately. Both times it was traced back to her.
The last time I was called to admin because I approached her directly and told her to stop. She denied it and ran to admin saying I was picking on her and falsely accusing her. The person she told these things to wouldn’t name her as the source….because this coworker has many ties to important people in our organization and was afraid of the trickle down …. she later told me privately it was that person who started it and what was said. Two other people confirmed that she had also made statements to a Dr about my work ethic. I wasn’t about to drag a Dr in this so I let that go.
I, being proactive, asked to work with this person.
I figure keep your friends close and your enemies closer. It worked well. I stroked her ego daily. I praised her constantly and she backed off…until Friday.
Yes, there are problems but we had an uneasy truce.
She will not take direction. She refuses to do tasks that is part of her job routinely and for the most part I overlooked it. I could take up the slack and did so….until Friday.
It was quite a show. Right there in clear view of the patients and loud enough that I got a call from administration asking what was going on.
I am still shocked at all this.
How can me saying ONE sentence cause such a mess.
AND I said it to BOTH my coworkers…and it wasn’t anything nasty, derogatory or out of the norm.
I’ve said it before many times…..
“Please don’t bring back anymore patients, we need to get caught up”.
Seriously…that is what I said.
I just don’t know.
I know she ain’t quite right sometimes but nothing like this.
I guess I’ll find out in administration tomorrow morning.
The sad thing is ….if she came after me…..and I am not sure if that is the case….her job is gone. A long career over.
I am hoping I am wrong. I don’t want to see her lose her job like that.
I do want her to do her job. Stop refusing to do this, or that.
She really does seem to think that because she’s been like a fixture there that she can do whatever she wants…and pretty much screamed that at me …….
Somehow I think she is about to be re-educated.
Maybe I should dig some more……..