A few weeks ago I found myself in a bit of a ... situation. Well, the jist of it went like this. I was upset at work, said I hated someone, and it got back to that person. Well, there are a few lessons that can be learned from this. One, don't bitch about people when you are at work. Two, don't trust your coworkers. They may seem nice, but they can go behind your back and stab you twenty times without getting a scratch themselves. I knew I messed up. I was upset with one of the nurses at work, said more than I should have (ie I hate her, which I don't), she was told by a coworker who overheard me saying this. When I found out that she now knew what I had said, I knew I was in a hole. For the whole weekend afterwards I was upset. Thank goodness I don't work with her a lot. But I was dreading the day that I would be working with her. Well, that day was yesterday. I had no idea what to do about this situation, but I decided not to mention it. Not because I wanted to pretend that it never happened, but more because leaving something the way it is will spread a fire less. So, I left it. I was nice to her. I worked hard, I was happy to do anything she asked. That one day was just a very bad day for me. Nothing that I had said was meant, but you know, words hurt people. You can't take back a sentence. Once it's out there, it's out there. I found that this woman, that I was not very fond of is an extremely wonderful nurse who cares deeply for her patients. The reason she tells me to do things ALL the time (and although it can be annoying, MOST of the time she has a point) is because it is for the better for the patient. I guess she decided to get over the comment that I made or just act professional and brush it off, but she was very nice to me too. Things could have been much much worse that they were last night. We actually found that we work together very well. I don't dislike her in any way. She is a great nurse. I hope to be like her one day. I think she was more worried about what I thought of her, than being angry with what I had said. It made me feel really really bad. We live and we learn. I made a mistake, I didn't think before I spoke. After work last night I said goodbye to her and she told me how wonderful it was to work with me. That was something I was not expecting from her, but it was really nice to hear. There are a few lessons to learn from this. One, think before you speak. Two, people who you think you dislike may end up getting along with you the best. My dad said, "A lot of times the people you punch in the face end up being your best friend."
Think about it.