I found this facility to have a lot of favoritism when it came to employees
CNA, Postville, IA - October 2, 2015
I did all evening shifts so all evening shift work was taking clients to supper, getting them ready for bed, and checking on them for cares all through the night. The hardest part of this job was getting close to the clients and dealing with the loss when they would pass away. I did learn to be able to handle this after some time. I loved the work, but there was a lot of favoritism between staff. I had a hard time being accepted by some of my coworkers, being the new CNA and also one of the youngest at this facility. One in particular who had been there for years had a history of being allowed to be negative to employees. My motto was that I am here to help the clients and make a difference in their lives, not to be drawn into someone else's negative way of treating co-workers. I handled this by going through the proper channels of command. I enjoyed the conversations and getting to know each patient individually as well as getting to know their families. I liked that I could help them be as comfortable as possible. They deserve to be treated with kindness and respect.