Support Workers. I'm not going to make a blanket generalisation about them as - what's the point? Generalisations are rubbish.
The handful of individuals I'm thinking of our representative only themselves, not some group they belong to. They are, however, support workers. And that information is relevant for the conversation.
The same SW who sneered at me for not offering up my chair this morning (see earlier post) I will refer to as miseryguts. She is politely referred to as 'old school'. A bit like the BNP are referred to as 'a bit old fashioned', in my opinion.
She's the sort of SW who makes sure the patients are out of bed as early as possible, whether they like it or not. This is not for their own good, but to make the beds. Which seems selfish to me given it could probably wait a while, especially when it comes to bad sleepers or lethargic patients, but whatever.
Today I overheard miseryguts and another SW in the staff room talking about how they hadn't received enough help through the day, particularly from another student. Students, let's not forget, are studying nursing. The nurse in question insisted they needed the student's help, and nurse's orders are paramount, surely?
I'm all for helping out with tasks traditionally assigned to SWs, but they take a backseat to important nursing duties. That's why we were made supernumerary in the first place and why I may, in some cases, refuse to leave one job for another.
I think I can handle the sneering, bitching wrath of miseryguts.
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