Quote from evack5318
Some of the girls I work with pointed that I should start going to the gym more because they really need MEN to help them lift patients.
Did those little wenches actually say this? If so, that's awful.
I was a CNA, myself, back in Ancient Roman Times.
There were no electronic lifts. There were no men in our facility. All women with nothing but a gait-belt and a creeky old manual Hoyer.
once complained that we "needed a man" for lifting. We worked together, used good body mechanics and learned little tricks of the trade.
Some years later, when we finally did employ male aides, it certainly seemed that the "cutest" were being asked for help an awful lot...
All of a sudden, some of our previously hardy girls had become delicate little flowers.
One day these gals were heaving 200lb men into bed by themselves...
Then the next day, these gals "needed a man" to help them get a 65lb lady rolled over in the bed.
Anyway, you are not their beast of burden and you do not need to be taken advantage of to prove you are a man to these stupid girls (whose opinion should mean nothing to you).