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Old 06-11-2006, 11:27 AM   #1
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Work place rant! Would this bother you?

Where I work there is this technician that never thinks she can do anything wrong. She takes twice as long to complete a job and goes way beyond what is really necessary.

We have this log book where we write patients names so we know the date the test was complete. Well, on a number of occasions I see where this other tech feels that she has to correct my letters. I cross my "t" with a little line and my "i" dot ends up a little too far to the right. She recrosses my "T's" and dots my "I's".
She also reshapes my other letters if they aren't quite perfectly formed. I admit that I tend to write fast and my letters aren't grade school perfect, but who's are? I'm 36 years old with a professional career and this makes me crazy!
I completely understand if I were writing down numbers or letters that would mess things up if they were incorrectly read. I'm talking about writing "Mildred" and not closing my "d" or giving it a little tail.

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maybe you should refer her to a shrink to get some OCD medicine?

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I would speak to her about it. It is an annoying habit but she obviously has some control issues and perhaps OCD. By talking to her reasonably about it, you may come to some resolution and ease your annoyance.
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You are well within your rights to rant...even bring it to *cough* her attention. This is probably best said now. Whatever you write within the scope of your employment is a legal document. hence, no one should edit your handwriting whatsoever unless of course that person is directly responsible for reviewing these documents and initials the location of the change.
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Life is to short to stress over such trivial things.

If she isn't rubbing it in your face and relentlessly commenting about it and it gives her some type of release then just let it go.
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Sounds like she works in the wrong environment. Perhaps you could get an apllication for the IRS and fill her name on it and hand it to her. Kind of like hint hint?
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Sounds to me like she doesn't have enough of her own work to keep her busy. Maybe she should get some new responsibilites added to her job description so she doesn't find herself bored. Like getting coffee...or emptying the trash?

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Where I work there is this technician that never thinks she can do anything wrong. She takes twice as long to complete a job and goes way beyond what is really necessary.
This I would let go, I have a similiar workmate, except she takes twice as long and still doesn't do the necessary job. It just much easier for me to take up her slack than try to assert myself (believe me, I've tried).

She recrosses my "T's" and dots my "I's". She also reshapes my other letters if they aren't quite perfectly formed.
This needs to be addressed and stopped immediately, if for no other reason for what Jchillin said above.
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I would definitly talk to her about this. Even for the reason that if you don't say anything your frustration with her will build and you could snap at her one day for something else because of your harbored feelings.
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Speaking as a tech myself, I wouldn't let the the part about how fast she does an exam bother you. Some techs are faster than others.... and some feel the need to do what has been engrained in them as far as what they interpret to be a complete exam. I work in a busy hospital so I do what I can to get the job done professionally and pleasantly, but still go as quickly as possible. I notice others do much more than I would do, and that's their perogative. It sucks when it's busy, but it's just the way it is.

The writing part has got to be stopped though. No reason for it at all. I would blow a gasket if I had another tech interfering in any unconstructive way on my case. Most doctors writing isn't very good at all so I'm sure radiologists/cardiologists will be able to read your writing. If it's just a matter of logbook entries.....well, even less of a problem.

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