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What's going on guys,

I started working as a physical therapy aide in January (started volunteering back in October) and so far have accumulated around 500 hours and its the primary clinical experience I will have for this upcoming application cycle. I love my coworkers and helping out the patients but.....the boss is horrible. I'm someone that doesn't stress out for exams, classwork, or even at my other jobs. This guy just has such stressful energy. Some things he's done that I don't like:

Scolds staff in front of patients
always thinks hes right
When I suggested something for a patient (as all the staff usually do) he sometimes says "That's f****ing r*t*rded but ok" in FRONT of patients
Talks to staff like were 5 year olds always reminding us that he has to do everything, it would be chaos without him, and he has to babysit us.
Dude complains how it's chaos when he has to help us but HES the one that creates the chaos. When it's my coworkers + other therapists, the ship is a smooth sail. As soon as this main boss guy comes to delegate patients and such...boom chaos.

One staff just quit this week, another just got sent home for putting the boss in his place verbally (no cussing or disrespect, just a very forward conversation) and is probably going to quit now, all the staff that have worked there for at least a year look so depressed working there.

I don't want to become a stressed out person, or mirror the qualities of this "leader" thats in front of me.


The only reason I'm thinking about not quitting is the fact that if I do it will look like I'm checking a box for clinical experience. I genuinely love the rehabilitation of all the patients that come in, but its such a bad negative work environment with this boss. Curious to get some thoughts on the best course of action?
 
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Leave. You can work elsewhere if you can find another job.

That guy will start firing people soon out of spite.... yourself if you lose your cool around him.

If you choose to stay, go above his head and report everything he does.
 
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Leave. You can work elsewhere if you can find another job.

That guy will start firing people soon out of spite.... yourself if you lose your cool around him.

If you choose to stay, go above his head and report everything he does.
See that's the thing he sometimes threatens that he's gonna "fire" someone if they don't agree with what he says but he never does it. Other staff that have worked there way longer says he doesn't fire staff. I wish I could report but hes the owner of this physical therapy clinic.
 
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See that's the thing he sometimes threatens that he's gonna "fire" someone if they don't agree with what he says but he never does it. Other staff that have worked there way longer says he doesn't fire staff. I wish I could report but hes the owner of this physical therapy clinic.
leave immediately. don't even give two weeks notice if you can help it. just don't show up your next shift and tell the guy you quit.
 

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leave immediately. don't even give two weeks notice if you can help it. just don't show up your next shift and tell the guy you quit.
I would advise against this. Unprofessional and immature behaviors should not be responded to in kind. If the OP were to do this, they may end up hurting the patients as well by not giving the rehab adequate time to find appropriate staffing.

OP, I would recommend looking for another job (ideally clinical) and then giving notice when you've secured another spot. You should not have to tolerate this type of behavior at work. Just my thoughts and best of luck.
 
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I would advise against this. Unprofessional and immature behaviors should not be responded to in kind. If the OP were to do this, they may end up hurting the patients as well by not giving the rehab adequate time to find appropriate staffing.

OP, I would recommend looking for another job (ideally clinical) and then giving notice when you've secured another spot. You should not have to tolerate this type of behavior at work. Just my thoughts and best of luck.
You'd sit there and risk getting fired? Maybe this is just me but I'd bail to protect myself, not do it out of spite.... especially if the threats were in any way directed at me.
 

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Start looking for other jobs - once you get an offer, then quit.
 
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I would advise against this. Unprofessional and immature behaviors should not be responded to in kind. If the OP were to do this, they may end up hurting the patients as well by not giving the rehab adequate time to find appropriate staffing.

OP, I would recommend looking for another job (ideally clinical) and then giving notice when you've secured another spot. You should not have to tolerate this type of behavior at work. Just my thoughts and best of luck.
I appreciate the advice! Yeah I wouldn't just leave a job just like that. The clinic gets super busy sometimes as the guy just keeps bringing patient after patient in so it'd be bad for the patients and my coworkers who I like a lot!
 
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