Today I was told by my "supervisor" that I had been "written up" by a coworker. I have been in this field for 33 years and I presently working for a company that allows anyone to make a complaint about a coworker and it is treated seriously by "management". I have an extremely reliable witness who has nothing to gain by taking either side but his input is not wanted. Instead I am told that this latest accusation in combination with other distorted and at times totally fabricated versions of interactions constitute a pattern of "lateral violence" that is worrisome and requires counseling in order for me to keep my job.
Since I started at this present job 2 years ago I have been constantly bullied and treated differently from the rest of the department. I have more experience and better clinical skills than others in the department, especially my "supervisor". No one in our department respects her as a person or as a supervisor yet when we have gone to management about her we were told that whatever she says we have to do. She has their complete backing. She abuses her position to benefit her and her best drinking buddy's schedules. The preferential treatment is very blatant.Every on in the department talks about it. So is her discriminatory treatment of myself. Other people have noticed both. My emotional health had deteriorated to the point that I was worried that I would not be able to continue work, I did not want to leave the house, I wasn't eating and lost a lot of weight.
I have gone to HR about the situation, providing emails that contradicted each other pointing out her lack of integrity. The emails were completely ignored.
This is a facility that breaks laws daily in their poor care of patients. Since I have been there I have been able to affect some changes but have been labeled a troublemaker because of this.
I am frequently ignored if I try to join in a conversation or else I am answered very rudely. I have never encountered such an environment before. I hate to just give up and leave. I know that my supervisor would like this to happen so that her drinking buddy can transfer to my shift. I work more hours than anyone else in the department. I stay late if needed and go out of my way to treat my patients the way that I would like to be treated. My actual supervisors are very pleased with the work that I do.
The company's mission statement basically mimics the Gold Rules. I actually live my life by that rule and I struggled to not laugh when I was told by my lazy, stupid lying supervisor that I was not exhibiting these rules, which 99 percent of the employees, including herself, never exhibit.