Funniest Write Up You have Every Recieved?! - page 3

:nono: hey my fellow nurses, i have been written up for many things in my nursing career and most things i can see fault of my own and learn from that mistake. however, we just got a new nurse... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Quote from Mulan
    was that funny?
    Busted. Sorry for going off topic. I really wasn't thinking right and forgot the original topic by the time I got around to posting.

    I guess I can't believe that people get written up so often, as the original poster said "many times over the years". Where I work you have to be really insuborbinate to get written up. Anyway that's not funny.
  2. by   HM2VikingRN
    People who only see and worry about missing period(s), comma(s) and dashes are unable to see or meet the needs of patients.
  3. by   CseMgr1
    I was written up once for discharging a patient from home care at the direct request of her physician. The Director and Asst. Director were ticked off at me, because I hadn't "first asked for their permission".
  4. by   GardenDove
    Some places definately seem to have more of a culture of ridiculous write ups. The unit I work in now doesn't use them unless it's warrented. When I worked on med-surg, there was some silly tit for tat write ups going on.

    Once I got a hilarious 3 page write up from a brand new nurse about an A&O pt who had requested a bedpan right before shiftchange, unbeknownst to me, and the CNA had put the pt on the bedpan. Then, apparently, the patient had fallen asleep, and I guess the oncoming nurse hadn't peeked under the covers during her assessment, because this grievious error wasn't discovered until they went to get the pt up for breakfast.

    I was PO'd at the time, but in retrospect it was very funny. They had called the nursing supervisor and the doctor to look at the pt's buttock, which of course had an imprint. My manager didn't take it seriously.
  5. by   caliotter3
    nursebrandie28
    I can just see you at your unemployment interview telling the EDD worker that you were let go b/c you habitually leave periods off sentences!

    The funniest writeups I have ever received are the ones that I've never received. It's called being smashed without doing anything wrong or being accused of doing anything wrong. Managers without (or with, depending upon your point of view) intestinal fortitude, love to slam down an employee without having the integrity to do job performance counseling. I guess they think they are saving the employer money by not taking time to do that part of their job!
  6. by   chenoaspirit
    A friend of mine got written up for "poor upper body strength"
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from GardenDove
    Some places definately seem to have more of a culture of ridiculous write ups. The unit I work in now doesn't use them unless it's warrented. When I worked on med-surg, there was some silly tit for tat write ups going on.

    Once I got a hilarious 3 page write up from a brand new nurse about an A&O pt who had requested a bedpan right before shiftchange, unbeknownst to me, and the CNA had put the pt on the bedpan. Then, apparently, the patient had fallen asleep, and I guess the oncoming nurse hadn't peeked under the covers during her assessment, because this grievious error wasn't discovered until they went to get the pt up for breakfast.

    I was PO'd at the time, but in retrospect it was very funny. They had called the nursing supervisor and the doctor to look at the pt's buttock, which of course had an imprint. My manager didn't take it seriously.

    Three pages to state patient was received on a bedpan? However, to me that's not the same as getting "written up". Only my charge nurse and manager can do that, and as I've said I've only received one in my entire life. Doctors, coworkers and other departments can not write me up. I've had many incident reports, and maybe have had coworkers write things down about me (but I'm not aware of it), but only one "written warning".

    Guess that's what I'm not grasping here, all these write ups. I can't imagine a manager or a charge nurse with a straight face counseling you and putting in your personal file a permanent record of you being written up for not putting periods at the end of your sentence. These things also make it to the Human Resources Manager. Odd.

    Carry on. Sorry.

    Also, I know people mistake incident reports for being "written up"
  8. by   cappuccino
    unbelievable
  9. by   KaroSnowQueen
    I was written up by a brand new RN DON for "working for the paycheck." Um, well I sure as hell wasn't working for my health!!!!!! She thought I didn't have the proper Florence Nightengale touch, EVEN THOUGH she had NEVER worked a shift with me at all, and as far as I could find out, had no input from anyone else on the shift, patient or staff.
    Was glad to leave that job eventually. Some people let their job titles or their pie in the sky ideas interfere with their common sense!!!:smilecoffeecup:
  10. by   Gromit
    Quote from KaroSnowQueen
    I was written up by a brand new RN DON for "working for the paycheck." Um, well I sure as hell wasn't working for my health!!!!!! She thought I didn't have the proper Florence Nightengale touch, EVEN THOUGH she had NEVER worked a shift with me at all, and as far as I could find out, had no input from anyone else on the shift, patient or staff.
    Was glad to leave that job eventually. Some people let their job titles or their pie in the sky ideas interfere with their common sense!!!:smilecoffeecup:
    hehehehe. Sorry, but this is almost exactly what a previous employer put on my 'annual evaluation' -I was a fuel-tanker driver (hauled 7000-8000 gallons of fuel from the plant to the phosphate processing plants (used the fuel in their kilns)) -this "annual eval" was actually the first time they had done it, and they only did it to several of us (it was easy enough to see it for what it was -they were trying to drum up reasons to let several of us go -but we had years of seniority over the other drivers -eventually I was let go -with a decent severance. The reason given was that they "don't need no college boys" (with grammar like that, I beg to differ). Anyway, when I was 'brought in' in front of my immediate boss (dispatcher) and his boss (VP of the company), and they handed me the "evaluation" and asked me to sign it, one of the "problems" was that it seemed I was "only here for the paycheck". Four other "problems" were equally rediculous. I looked at the sheet, and (ignoring my boss) directly addressed the VP: "Are you SERIOUSLY referring to this as a 'problem' that needs addressing?" (he just looked at me -didn't even have the intestinal fortitude to answer. I continued: "Let me ask you, Rick (his name), DO you get paid? How long would you be here if they told you that they could no longer pay you? How many yard-jocks (loaders) would you expect to hang around and work, if you couldn't pay them??" He did at least reply "not very many". I told him that were I in THEIR shoes, I'd be ashamed to bring in an employee with this list of "complaints". In any case, I wrote my responses (in that one instance my response was simply: "THIS IS NOT A HOBBY. ITS A JOB. I DO EXPECT TO GET PAID TO DO MY JOB."
    and had them photocopy the sheet with the answers beneath the "problems", and then I marked them with a hi-lighter so the copier couldn't copy them again.
    I was let go a month later with the excuse "we don't need no college boys" (this coincided with my acceptance into the RN program).
    My revenge? I work in a field and a place where I'm needed and appreciated. I no longer smell like fuel by the end of the day, and the wages are better. I can also laugh at this -though losing ones' source of income at the start of the program didn't have me laughing at the time -I made do.
  11. by   flashpoint
    I once got written up for not giving a little girl enough stickers in the ER. We had an unwritten rule of one sticker per patient since the ER nurses used their own money to buy them...the hospital refused to buy them, so we did it on our own. I was once written up for not helping a patient in the ER and being rude to her when I was a patient myself. And...I was once written up (by my manager at the hospital) for refusing to to an EKG on a paitent when I was there to do a transport for the ambulance. Ambulance is owned by the city...hospital is owned by the county...two totally different ballgames.

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