Anyone had this happen to them? - page 2

Hi there I just wanted to find out if this situation that I am gonna mention ever happened to them and what did they ever do about it? Okay, last night it felt like I was busy no chance to sit... Read More

  1. by   miko014
    I know...it's going to be a lot different when we go smoke free (as of 1/1/07).

    I do work with a few who will take a few smoke breaks and eat a little bit while they're doing that, and then not take a meal break.

    It just irks me when I'm really busy and other people are jus tsitting around, and nobody offers to help me. But here's what I do:

    "Hey Susie, do you have a minute to help me out?" Then I just ask them to do the easiest thing. Sometimes by just having someone give pain meds for me, it takes a little bit of the stress away and helps dig me out of my hole. I'm not too proud to ask for help, but I'm *usually* lucky...most of the peopel I work with will offer to help. We always check on each other. Usually the answer is "no thanks, I'm fine", but when it's not, it's nice to work as a team.
  2. by   luckylucyrn
    I work with a nurse that asks if I need help and then when I tell her what I need, she says, "I don't want to do that" and walks away. Annoying.
  3. by   banditrn
    The last unit I worked for in the hospital - post anesthesthia ambulatory surgery was the most non-team oriented place I'd ever seen in my life. I would come in in the afternoon and have a little time sometimes to help others, but most of them wouldn't accept it! So I'd look around for things I could do for them without them asking - like setting up their IV's for admits,etc.

    I came to that unit from a very team centered ICU that worked beautifully and I hoped to show by example how that can work - but none of them would ever do anything to help me or anyone else. The place was a snake pit.
  4. by   mekrn
    Quote from banditrn
    The last unit I worked for in the hospital - post anesthesthia ambulatory surgery was the most non-team oriented place I'd ever seen in my life. I would come in in the afternoon and have a little time sometimes to help others, but most of them wouldn't accept it! So I'd look around for things I could do for them without them asking - like setting up their IV's for admits,etc.

    I came to that unit from a very team centered ICU that worked beautifully and I hoped to show by example how that can work - but none of them would ever do anything to help me or anyone else. The place was a snake pit.
    Wow! I think you worked in MY ambulatory surgery unit, since it sounds exactly the same. The most miserable bunch of people I have ever worked with in my life, and probably the cushiest job in the whole hospital (most of the time). (By the way, they get really mad if I say that!) In fact, I have heard nurses from other areas refer to our unit as "Mecca"! Little do they know what the people are like..:gandalf:

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