Supervisor Got Too Little Punishment For Remarks

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about conflict and verbal abuse:

I am not sure whether to let this problem go or to take the problem further up the chain of command. I am a nurse at a county jail, and the problem involves a sergeant. The entire first shift had a meeting, and part of the meeting was about changes to the medical department, and how we would respond to medical emergencies. I had already talked to the jail administrator, as the new policy was not feasible. When that portion of the meeting came up, I stated that this part of the policy was probably going to change, since we would not be “responding to civilians in the court rooms.” The sergeant then stated, “well, for those of us who have to do what we’re told, the policy …..”

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