i work as a housekeeper in a hospital, it is not as glamourous as it seems. i work at night.43 rooms a night. most staff are leaving or gone when i get to work. i pass a reception area on way to my closet, and let me say, there are nice nurses. but one likes to treat me like i'm "retarded" because of my job.even before this began,she talked down too me, i knew she was very superficial,flirtacious w/ male staff, (to the point of embarassing herself) and "image" was her top priority. this is also the same woman who holds "prayergroups" during breaks, is a deacon at her church. she is, i will say, a skilled worker. but... she likes to call people out,bully. she likes to be the center of the universe.she's very territorial of this "image" she has created for herself. and if she sees you as a threat,she'll use everything in her arsenal to destroy you, your reputation. when she found out (where) i come from, a pretty affluent suburb outside of detroit, that's when i became her latest target. who cares. she's a nurse, i'm-in housekeeping.i don't have her work status, but i take pride in what i do. f.y.i. the house i grew up in was my parent's. she belittles me infront of staff, going as far as following me in hallways doing an exaggerated "retard-speak" vocal immitation of me. we have new nurses, and because of her example,they talk down to me, and make faces,exaggerated facial expressions at me, when they see me. older nurses, that i once got along with, smirk, play along to her example, probably out of fear that she would do the same to them. reporting such behavior here, i've found is futile, she has status, where as, someone from my dept, we're nothing. what hurts, is staff members who witness these events and do nothing.