One thing that will make you Win

            Many of you chose a nursing career because you wanted to care for the sick. Caring for someone else brings a lot of personal satisfaction and joy. I’m sure you were surprised, like I was, when you realized that you have to work with some overly competitive coworkers. Some of them use very unethical means to look better than you and are not ready to work with you as a team. Many employers would argue that competition is good for the company because it brings motivation and adds productivity. The flip side to this […]

6 Things To Avoid At The Office Holiday Party.

When the year comes to a close, companies usually feel that it is the best time to give the office party and show their employees that they have not forgotten about them. One such company that I worked for some years ago went out of its way to plan for the year-end party. They rented an expensive restaurant and paid for an elaborate dinner. Only nine employees out of eighty-seven showed up. The director was so upset and gave us the talk about how much money the company had spent. After that, we expected him never to hold another party. […]

Handling the “Write-Up” You Do Not Deserve.

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill Some coworkers are very complex and love to write people up. I call them “write-up happy.” They will write you up for the smallest mistake so that you almost feel like you can’t even sneeze in their presence. They will write you up for taking five extra minutes on your fifteen minute break or for letting the telephone ring four times before you answer it. This causes a lot of stress in the work environment, and once others know you are in trouble, they may start to whisper about you. If […]

Why Is It Difficult To Forgive A Coworker?

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Caregivers and nurses like everyone else find themselves in situations where they are hurt by a coworker. When a coworker causes hurt, you feel so much pain and you find that you are struggling with forgiveness. Many people find it difficult to forgive a coworker that has offended them. This is a two-part article where in this first part I want us to focus on the causes and effects of hurt and look at what forgiveness means.   Definition When I looked at the Oxford dictionary for the meaning of forgiveness, it defined it as, “to grant free pardon and […]

5 Tips On Creating A Happy Work Environment.

Some of the companies that nurses and caregivers find themselves working for may not necessarily have the happiest work environment. I remember one employer I worked for that did not allow us to have small talk among ourselves. We were only allowed to talk to the patients. The atmosphere was so cold and stiff and we were miserable. For you, it may be working in a negative environment where no one is friendly or where your coworkers gossip a lot about one another. Or it may be working with minimal supplies or being understaffed which makes you always overworked and […]