Hi everyone! I am a newbie and I am here to seek help.
I work as a carer for the elderly in their homes. I love my job. For the past 3 years I've been looking after an elderly lady, sharing the duties with another carer. Whilst doing this job I've developed myself and done a lot of thing like going to uni, driving lessons and eventually bought a car. I had no idea, but my colleague has been plotting against me for a long time. She's made a lot of allegations: that I don't look after ther old lady well, if an illness comes she tends to point the finger at my time of work, she's alleged that I've given her medications just so l don't have to do a lot of work. Upon hearing this I was really hurt and I confronted her. In my face she was very apologetic and I thought that was the end of it until I heard the old lady's daughter claim that things were not well. The lad's daughter called for a mediation meeting and I aired my concerns and the family took them on board. I even expressed to them that if they felt that after looking after their mom for such a long time they were not happy with my work I was more than happy to leave. To which they said no, they didn't want me to leave. I then requested for my colleague to join the meeting and in front of everyone present she said that she had never said anything bad about me. But I've heard conversation and telephone conversations where she is bashing me left, right and centre.
I could easily walk away, but I need the income and I have a course that I am doing in the area (with just a few months left to finish). Besides, I do not want to give this woman I work with the satisfaction that I walked away because of her. I have recorded some of her conversations where she is really bashing me and saying all sorts. I do not want to lose my ability to work in the care field because I love my job. But how do I make her stop? I do not want to rock my boat before I complete my course but I need for this woman to just stop. I've even heard her say that she wants me to die, she wants me gone, she hates me and that I am a bastard. I've been called all sorts of names. Please help!! Somebody??Anyone who can help?