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INTERN SAYS HER SUPERVISOR AT A HOSPITAL IS TOXIC, LIKE TO SPREAD RUMOURS

Toxic culture at **Hospital – OT department

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Went to ** Hospital’s in-patient rehab department, which is located at *.

For the first few weeks of my placement, things were still okay. However, slowly, I realised that my supervisor has execeedingly high expectations, and she is someone who remembers every detail of my mistakes, which is very demoralizing for a Year two student.

Not only did she only remembers all my mistakes very clearly, she repeats them over and over again, making me feel like my self-worth is defined by my mistakes. Furthermore, i only found out there were negative rumors about me circulating around the ward, and I only found out from my supervisor that I had ‘issues’ with my communication… but I was only an intern! how was it fair to treat a Year Two student who is still learning to understand how to perform the job.

I have been very traumatized by this incident even until now, and I would like to warn other students to be careful of a supervisor by the initials of CC.

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She is not fit to be a supervisor.

Here are what netizens think:

  • It gets harder when you join the workforce. As an ex-nursing professional, I quit nursing purely because of management with a lot of politics. Because of these people, I lost all of my passion to help humans. One of my managers back then told me directly that she didn’t want to hire me at first because I didn’t look reliable, but because I had good grades, she “took a chance” on me.
  • It’s better to pay full attention to your work before harm is being brought to your patients. I do agree with one of the commenters that you can ask for ways for improvement at the end of each shift.
  • Nurse here. Politics in hospitals are rampant. Nobody is your friend there. Work friends are work friends. Tell your supervisor to inform you of any improvements you can make in the future after every shift, so that she won’t mark you down as “bad communication skills” or “not being proactive”. The healthcare industry is dominated by mainly females who (sad to say) are notorious for gossiping. Never reveal too much of your personal life. You will encounter more situations like this when you finish your internship as a student and will feel the jump from student to a working adult. All the best.
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