i don’t even know what category this falls into, but in short, I am stuck in a situation where I am so stressed out that it is causing problems with my work performance. I feel like I ruined a good working relationship with my supervisors.
I’m looking for ideas on how to fix this.
i work in healthcare and on average I come in contact with 50+ patients per work day. My work area is designed in such a way that there is always traffic behind my back. In the last 4 months I have been performing duties of two workers due to lack of staffing.
Since most of my patients are male, I have endured frequent uninvited touching from the patients. They may stand behind me, shake my chair when I am on the phone to get my attention, grab my shoulder, touch me on the back. One person corenered me demanding that I kiss him. All of this snow balled and aggravated my PTSD.
My work area can’t be redesigned, the patients can’t be kicked out because this is the only place they can get care. I can’t leave the position because I have some medical problems, and this is the only job I can perform right now due to my disabilities. I complained to my supervisors several times.. they are sympathetic but the solutions they offered would not work for the flow of work.
How can I keep people off my back? I don’t know why people are touching me.. probably because I am friendly and I suppose I am attractive, even though I wear loose clothing. The only thing I can think of is that I should wear my hair up all the time.
Hello everybody, back after many years, hope everybody is hanging in this AM. Inpatient at hosp for foot infection, have untreated kidney cancer now for last 2 yrs. Woke up at 4 AM. All by my myself, have an older brother out of state but we don't get along, on social security now, think I would feel better if I had people to talk to again, i have a BS in social work, hope I can help people...