I’m am a senior dental assistant , I am have trouble with another nurse I try and show her stuff and she won’t listen i try and correct things that she is doing wrong and she keeps doing the same thing when she ask me to do something I will do it I ask her and she walks off we are short staff so I have been taken out and put on the desk because she can’t answer the phone take payments she when I show her stuff I do a verbal and visual teach. If something goes wrong with something Im the only one who knows how to fix something . She didn’t tell me some was wrong with a machine and said she was coming 1/2 earlier to fix everting I couldn’t come early due to child care drop off and way I said you need to communicate when something has happened nothing was done in the 20min before I arrived so it can rectify because I wast aware we are now behind she yelled at me and grabbed my tight a squeezed them tight to the point it hurt I said don’t please don’t yell and grab me next time.I don’t know how to deal with this I have been in the same practice for 24 years and never had a problem with staff I have been fixing up mistakes that last practice manahas done and the other nurses mistakes I don’t know what do my she hates that know every patient and remembers every patient and the patients all know me
I have said to my origin boss who I have worked with for 24 years that I will stay and see him out but this situation is getting worse.do I keep my pack with my original boss who has said I will let you know when I’m leaving we have a great work relationship and work really well together do I keep promise or cut my loses and go somewhere else?

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  • Do you have an HR person you can speak with? I’d definitely be going to them or senior management about the issue.

  • Oh what a dilemma! I hope you sorted it out. It sounds just awful

  • Sounds like you need to put in a formal complaint with senior management or your HR department if you have one. No one has the right to touch, hurt or speak to anyone in that manner. Good luck, I hope you get this sorted

  • Employers have a responsibility and obligation to take care of the wellbeing and performance of their staff. Are there support services linked to this employer? Are there mediation services? Always look after your health and well being as a first priority.

  • Needs bringing to management ..physical and mental harm needs to be addressed.

  • This needs to be dealt with by management. Maybe a sit down together. She should not be touching you at all.

  • No one is allowed to touch you in anyway and unwanted and inappropriate physical interaction should always be reported and professionally managed by the employers.

  • I have had this similar experience as I was older and been there for years this younger women basically came in and took over my job as she thought I was too old still do it

  • Are you her boss though? If you are not, maybe you should stop overreaching.

  • its lovely that you wanted to stay for the boss but unless he can do something about this other woman I would just tell him that you have to move on as your happiness is also very important.

  • Are there other nurses than this one you have trouble with ?
    Do they also experience trouble with this nurse ?
    Did you explain your boss in detail about the situation ?
    To be honest her grabbing your tight a squeezing them tight to the point that it hurt can be seen as a physical misconduct and her yelling as verbal aggression; I think the right thing to do is reporting this as a complaint by your boss, which requires action from his side.

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