"Kick Me Hard"

  1. One of my coworkers put a sign on my back with that on it. I tried to keep a good sense of humor about it and laugh. But after everyone, including family members, and the supervisor laughed at me, I didn't think if twas funny.

    Just in case you didn't know, and in good fun you like to do such things to your coworkers. 1) They really don't think it's funny & 2) It's unprofessional.

    Yes, I think I've decided I'm going to quit.
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  2. 35 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    I am sorry someone did that at your expense. Did you like your job before that?

    renerian
  4. by   Brita01
    That is very unprofessional. If you had just worn it around the nurses station, it would have been bad, but not as bad as going into patients' rooms with it on. It makes the whole staff look unprofessional. You did go into patients' rooms when the family members saw it, didn't you?
  5. by   2banurse
    How juvenile!!! I'm sorry 3rdshiftguy, I think that really stinks! Ya know,when you find something better, and you will!!! they will hopefully realize what a gem of a nurse they lost because of their own immature acts. Good luck in your search!

    Merry Xmas!
    Kris
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    so sorry this happened to you, 3rdshiftguy---

    there are way nicer places to work, and we're really rooting for you to find that Dream Job!
  7. by   nakitamoon
    ditto to above post 3rdshift,,,, not funny,,, definitly not professional,,,, what kind of message did that send to patients,,, family members,,,, *****!,,,, good luck on the dream job,,, it is out there waiting for you,,,,,

    happy holidays ~kitamoon,,,
  8. by   oramar
    I haven't seen that trick since the 10th grade. Grown ups don't do stuff like that and certainly not grownups that are functioning in a professional capacity. Even in the 10th grade I hurried to take the sign of the poor soul that was wearing it.
  9. by   NurseWeasel
    I went to a holiday party recently and was reaching to pull of what I thought was that kind of sign on the hostess' back. I realized at the last minute that it didn't say "pinch me" or "kick me" but "Wicked Witch of the West". As I was pulling it off and asking her why someone thought she was the Wicked Witch, I was informed that we were playing one of those "ice breaker" games and she knew the sticker was there, and was supposed to guess her identity! LOL I made it a short game for her!!! But that's because I'm a NICE person and would never let someone walk around with food in their teeth or signs on their back!

    Shortly thereafter I received my OWN sticker, and it took me a ridiculous amount of time to discover that I was "Austin Powers".
  10. by   baseline
    Well 3rd shift guy....I am a practical joker.....but if I put a sign on your back it would say "Hug me" ..... and then you would just feel so good from all those squeezes!.... Rise above it and go job hunting 'cause it sounds like you are at that spot in time............

    Oh...and 3rd shift? MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
  11. by   researchrabbit
    What a juvenile bunch of coworkers you have. If they've pulled other, similar pranks, you are looking at harassment, in my opinion (it's like bullies at school, good grief!).

    Merry Christmas! And I hope you get the job of your dreams for the New Year.
  12. by   spineCNOR
    3rd Shiftguy - these co-workers are jerks. You deserve better - there are nicer places and nicer people to work with. And for the supervisor that thought the sign was funny- that is not acceptable behavior. Good luck with your job search. When you quit it's their loss, not yours!

    Peace,
    CC
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    "kick me hard."

    Are these adults you work with? I'm utterly amazed and how unprofessional and juvenile that is. I am absolutely speechless. Get the h*ll outta there. Now.

    Heather
  14. by   semstr
    ho ho ho, last time I had a good laugh like that was in Kindergarten! and that is where you coworkers belong to!
    Get out of there asap!

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