I work for the NHS and for the past 6 months a new member of staff, who I now discover, had already had problems, was moved to work with me on a reception desk. This person is late for work every day, has her mobile phone switched on permanently, ( which is not allowed), spends a large portion of the working day on personal matters, and is rude to staff and patients. I am weary from listening to complaints about her, and I tell each person who complains that I am not her supervisor, so cannot deal with the complaints. In addition she uses overly explicit sexual remarks on a daily basis, thumps me on the shoulder, even though I have asked her to stop, and throws things around the room, if I disagree with her. Our manager works on another site, and when I have eventually brought these matters to her attention, states we will have to go to mediation. I feel so stressed that I just want to leave my job of 8 years, but then think why should I ? Surely my employer should not have put me in this position with a known troublemaker.? She has also shown sexually explicit photos to members of staff who have been very embarrassed by them. I am 54 years old and although not a prude, her behaviour is completely unacceptable.
I was signed off work with stress for 14 weeks in late 2013. When I returned to work, my phased return was done incorrectly. In view of my previous problems with stress, I find it unacceptable that this new member of staff was foisted onto me totally unsupervised. I feel bullied and my blood pressure is so high that my medication has been increased.