I am currently a mental health tech at a local hospital. There is a patient that due to their conditions has become attached to me and delusional about our relationship. When I am at work she is constantly asking for me and following me around to a point where people were speculating about our relationship. When I am not there she is asking for me & having people call me. I brought my concerns (including safety per her past) up to HR and the management about 2 weeks ago saying that this was borderline harassment and they said they would release her and put her on a "do not re-admit" list, admitting they were aware of the situation and that it was a concern. Yesterday I was contacted by a co-worker saying they had re-admitted her and she began asking for me as soon as she arrived. I do not feel comfortable going back into work which now results in my having to call out and could have the potential of getting fired. Any help would be appreciated. I do not want to jeopardize the safety of myself or my family but also do not want to lose my job. But subjecting myself to that work environment is not an option at this time.
I am sorry this will sound harsh, but if you cannot handle working with mentally unstable people, perhaps you need a new job.
You have alerted management. If management made you a promise, go to work and ask them to enforce it. Or to keep you away from the person. Absent that, there is nothing you can do.
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