Anyone have a coworker like this? - page 2

That has no tact, for lack of a better phrasing? When she asked why i was down last month, i'd said that me and the b/f had broke up. She then proceeds to tell me about her perfect 30 year... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    I think these types of people exist everywhere.

    And yes, we do have at least one.

    steph
  2. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from stevielynn
    I think these types of people exist everywhere.

    And yes, we do have at least one.

    steph
    There are no victims-only volunteers....This type of person can only upset you if you let them.....Walk away-limit your exposure.....
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It's not that she upset me with her remark to me, however, my thought was "are ya THAT clueless??"

    I could just imagine what the coworker that had the miscarriage was thinking.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And i can only walk so far if she's circulating and i'm scrubbed.
  5. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    It's not that she upset me with her remark to me, however, my thought was "are ya THAT clueless??"

    I could just imagine what the coworker that had the miscarriage was thinking.
    Having had miscarriages myself and having lost several loved ones to terminal illness and lived through countless broken hearts when I was single
    I was able to realize that they were the same things that many other people go through every day and were usually not a major focus for anyone other then close friends and family.....I'd prefer woring with someone like that to a negative miserable surly person...I don't get it-why is it wrong to be pleased with your life and talk about it? I'm sure everyone has had rough times -what's wrong with enjoying the good times?
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I don't get it-why is it wrong to be pleased with your life and talk about it? I'm sure everyone has had rough times -what's wrong with enjoying the good times?
    The way she does it is one thing (not to mention the timing). It's like rubbing salt in a wound, especially to the woman who had the miscarrage, judging by the horrified look on her face (it hurt just to see it). As soon as you tell her what's got you down (after she asks), she proceeds to launch into how great things are for her on that subject.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Jan 1, '06
  7. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Hey, how 'bout the ones that bring up a personal tragedy you've experienced only so they can juxtapose some trivial-@ss event that's going on in their life?

    I have found that most of the time, if someone is asking how things are going with you, with this or with that, it's only b/c they want to bring up something about themselves. I guess, I'd rather they just start talking about themselves rather than feigning interest in me or my life, you know? I think it's very disrespectful and it PISSES ME OFF :angryfire !

    Thanks, Marie, for bringing this subject up so I could interject my own problems...lol j/k
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I have found that most of the time, if someone is asking how things are going with you, with this or with that, it's only b/c they want to bring up something about themselves.
    And that's exactly what she does.
  9. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    And i can only walk so far if she's circulating and i'm scrubbed.
    True that, I hate it when anyone in the OR during a case starts chatting loudly about misc stuff. I just know the surgeon is going to get :angryfire
  10. by   spidermonkey
    Last edit by spidermonkey on Mar 15, '06
  11. by   steelcityrn
    The worst is the one who makes fun of others behind their backs. This person actually makes fun of others hair, clothing , make up ..ect....Crummy attitude!
  12. by   LPN1974
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    And i can only walk so far if she's circulating and i'm scrubbed.

    Sort of the same situation for me and the co-worker who won't shut up where I work.
    Our nurses station is in one building, we do all our charting, phone calls to parents, etc, in that one room.....that is where we do our work. There are 4 desks in there, each nurse has a place, but it's all in one room, so you can't really "get away" from someone who is constantly blabbing about something that is nonessential to the job.

    I try to ignore her, I will be very quiet, with my head stuck in my nurses notes or in my MARs, but it's hard to do sometimes.
  13. by   following_faith
    I understand you have to be professional...but how do you hold yourself back from just smacking some of these people? :chuckle

    Seriously though, I would of had to say something to the one that was so thoughtless to the woman who had just had a miscarriage. I could not of let that go. :angryfire Very, very rude.

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