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  1. Avatar of Jason Hautala RN
    Jason Hautala RN
    May 16, 2013

    I thought the old adage went, “If you aren’t part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate.” Otherwise, great article :) Good luck on avoiding the gossip machine.

  2. Avatar of Debby
    Debby
    May 18, 2013

    Great article! Gossip is a form of bullying . It is hurtful and should not be tolerated in work environment!

  3. Avatar of Barbara Thornley
    Barbara Thornley
    May 18, 2013

    hate gossip , been the victim of it , won’t get involved in it , and neither should any other professional .

  4. Avatar of LisaRN
    LisaRN
    June 6, 2013

    We are dealing with this issue a lot lately on our floor. We have one or two individuals who never have a kind word to say about anyone and are constantly gossiping about whoever isn’t around, showing me that they are doing this to me, when I’m not around. I’m more for the old adage if thy will gossip with you they will gossip about you! I have participated as well, and later hated myself for it, so I too have decided not to participate anymore and also to discourage those who do gossip by defending those the person is gossiping about if I know better, so at least they will learn not to gossip around me,although I know nothing will ever truly stop them completely.

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    Centurion
    June 20, 2014

    It isn’t so much about gossip is about tattle telling over the littlest things or nonsense. It seems people get off on this and it makes them feel superior.

  6. Avatar of Nslynn
    Nslynn
    June 21, 2014

    I just don’t do my work and don’t say anything. I hate working with a bunch of women. I am a female but I do not get into gossip. To each their own. I just don’t care. What anybody does as long as it doesn’t affect me.

  7. Avatar of Karkarlina
    Karkarlina
    June 22, 2014

    Women can be unbelievably cruel sometimes, especially in a small facility. I worked as a CNA in a 40-bed SNF, part-time, for not even 60 days. I kept to myself and did not associate with coworkers outside of the workplace. The boss’s son was a CNA there as well, and he was extremely helpful and nice, where no one else would bother to help me. Now, I should point out that I’m a happily married woman, and I do NOT cheat. Because he was nice to me during the workday, the girls I worked with started accusing me of fraternization… on work property. I was bullied by all of them on a daily basis. This got so out of hand that one day, without warning, my boss terminated me on the grounds of “people were complaining about me”…(She openly admitted to her son later that she did it because she heard I was allegedly “fraternizing” with him)
    I have been a CNA for two years and have never had anyone complain about patient care, nor have I been written up. When I asked after I’d been let go what I could do to improve myself as a CNA for my next job, my boss wouldn’t even give me a straight answer. All she kept saying was “just stay in nursing school” and “get your degree instead… being a CNA is hard!”

    I will be an RN by the end of next year. I don’t think I’ll be working as a CNA at another facility similar to this one anytime soon!

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