Think before speaking ill of coworker
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 9:33 am

To the Editor:

How many times in our lives are we exposed to truly special people. I have a friend who is an amazing individual. By profession he is a nurse at one of the poorest hospitals within our tri-county area. He is also a superhero. This man is kind, compassionate, and just a joy to be around. His patients love him and he goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to patient care.

His coworkers make his job very hard. I too am in the nursing profession and have worked with many interesting and challenging people, but his coworkers make mine shine in comparison. My friend tells me horror stories about the way he is treated not by patients, but by coworkers.

These people must not have taken ethics in school nor must they be mature enough to keep their snide marks to themselves so that patients cannot overhear what they are saying. And I have never met or worked with another professional that would discuss work matters about a coworker to that workers family. Shame on you. I have no idea how you were able to get where you are by behaving in this manner.

For those of you that will be fortunate enough to be cared for by my friend, you will immediately know him. He is a ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy environment. He will take care of you and you can rest assured you will not be ignored if you are among his flock.

For those of you who work with him, and I think you all will know who he is as well, be thankful that you have him. Life could be much more troublesome if you had someone who did not actually do his job and tried to shift his share of the responsibilities off to his coworkers.

One final note, always think before you speak poorly of any coworker. You never know when you may need their support.

Tina. M. Runkles

Massena