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Bystander Sees Sweet, Smart, Hard-Working Coworker Bullied At Work
I just feel incredibly bad for a woman at my job. She is the sweetest person and the go-to person for questions. I don't know what to do to help because this whole situation leaves me in an awkward position. This person is a very hard worker and very smart.
I have overheard some nasty comments about the poor woman who is also a beautiful young lady, by a nurse who was recently promoted due to default. The woman I feel bad for I heard made a complaint to her boss after being mistreated by this nurse where there were witnessed accounts who also heard this nurse yelling and insulting this newer employee and ever since then, this amazingly sweet and quiet woman has been told to come speak to the department director several times over miniscule situations.
Office personnel have also been involved and told false statements concerning this employee. There was recently a day when I was given time sensitive information after the fact that it was due, only to be told to point fingers at this same employee so to speak. It appears there is a new intentional mishap surrounding this poor woman on a daily basis!
For example serious reports being due only to tell the woman the day of. Then of course hearing the office talk that she is not doing her job but everyone knows that it's as if she is blatantly being set up by others yet no one is doing anything about it. Including myself.
Obviously we all see what happens when someone complains. She was called in recently being accused of a huge medication type of error which I heard she had proof so they couldn't do anything by falsely accusing her. But when we saw her she looked like she had been crying the day through.
This poor woman also has more work given to her alone than I've seen in my many years working here. I wonder if upper management is aware of this at times because it makes me feel uncomfortable to not trust those in charge of my position. I've never seen anyone in this company do anything so cruel during my career here.
What's really sad is that our profession we are supposed to be advocating for others however we are bullying those just trying to make a living. I'm just as guilty in this for not sticking up for this poor woman. This girl really seems to care about helping other people so to assign her to one of the chief management caseload then set her up could not only have temporary issues for her career but it could falsely slander this girls future.
I really don't know what to do to help because will saying anything help anyways?