Health Profession & Wacko's - page 4

Anybody else noticed how many "wacko's" seemed to be attracted to this line of work? I have some theories about this phenomena.... Read More

  1. by   santhony44
    I've known people who were nurses who "had issues" ranging from just being a little different to personality disorders, bipolar, etc to one I am sure was a psychopath.

    I've also known people who were in just about every other profession, career, or job who "had issues," were bipolar, had personality disorders, and were schizophrenic.

    I don't think nursing has any greater number than other segments of the population.

    I, personally, am simply eccentric.
  2. by   powernurse
    Laughing :roll at all those who have "issues" with the term "wackos"..... i first learned the term wack-a-doodles when I started working in the ER

    Fact of the matter is there are a lot of "wackos, nut cases, psychos and wack-a-doodles" out there.....:roll life shouldn't be taken so seriously that we have to attack the OP for the use of this word.... i do agree with the OP that there are an awful lot of nurses out there (of course as with any profession) that should NOT be nurses ......
  3. by   ceecel.dee
    Quote from Zizka
    Anybody else noticed how many "wacko's" seemed to be attracted to this line of work? I have some theories about this phenomena.
    Come on Mr. Zizka, you started this...must we wait for your closely-held theories?
  4. by   powernurse
    :smackingf ...............
    Last edit by powernurse on Dec 27, '06 : Reason: duplicate post....6 minutes later ......very strange
  5. by   Epona
    i think the world is full of "wackos". i can tell you the world is a nutty place. i know. i used to work in media... radio, newsprint and television news. this person beats up this person, so and so shots their neighbor, husband who is in middle of divorce burns down family's house.. you name it, i've worked it. being in the media business is insane so i guess as a nurse i will fit in just fine. i am used to insanity!! :lol_hitti

    bsn school starts in 2 weeks!! :d

    wish me luck!!!!
  6. by   powernurse
    Quote from epona

    bsn school starts in 2 weeks!! :d

    wish me luck!!!!
    me too 2 bsn school in 2 weeks !!!! good luck to you...... umpiron:
  7. by   bethin
    Quote from Jules A
    A bit of a hijack but darn I can't believe what they pay (or rather don't pay) CNAs especially for the amount of work you do. Thank you bethin for doing what you.
    Thank you for the thank you. Always nice to hear. I'm going back to school to be a RN so the thought of making at least twice that starting out is the same as winning the lottery for me. And as a single woman with no children, it sounds even better.

    I don't mind the pay because I love what I do (most of the time). And I cannot imagine doing anything else.
  8. by   bethin
    Quote from ceecel.dee
    Come on Mr. Zizka, you started this...must we wait for your closely-held theories?
    :yeahthat: And could we count Mr or Ms Zizka as a 'wacko' considering he or she is also in healthcare? Point a finger and four more are pointing back at ya.

    And the term 'wacko' is disrespectful. Every psychiatrist or psychologist worth a grain of salt will tell you that using words like crazy, wacko, etc is disrespectful. Try using insane that actually has a medical definition.

    Ever heard teenagers use the term 'wack'? Wacko and wack are the same thing to me - something that people who say who no know better and are a bit immature. But I expect that from teenagers, not adults.

    And we all have issues. I have PTSD and you can call me crazy, although my psychiatrist as never labeled me crazy, insane or wacko. Perfectly normal PTSD after an abusive relationship which is very common and not just among those in healthcare. Your next door neighbor the lawyer is just as likely to be abused as anyone else.
  9. by   banditrn
    Quote from redshiloh
    We had a psychologist on staff that said she could write a book about the staff. She told us we had staff with borderline personality disorder, early dementia and a variety of enabling personalities.
    Today, my personal self diagnosis is wacko, because I was actually considering becoming nurse manager.

    Oh, geez, honey, go home and stab yourself in the foot for even thinking of such a thing!
  10. by   banditrn
    Quote from powernurse
    Laughing :roll at all those who have "issues" with the term "wackos"..... i first learned the term wack-a-doodles when I started working in the ER

    Fact of the matter is there are a lot of "wackos, nut cases, psychos and wack-a-doodles" out there.....:roll life shouldn't be taken so seriously that we have to attack the OP for the use of this word.... i do agree with the OP that there are an awful lot of nurses out there (of course as with any profession) that should NOT be nurses ......

    Sometimes being wacky gets me thru the night!!
  11. by   MARIAN202
    Which Came First The Wacko Or The Normal: Then The Over Worked Non-respected, Beat Down Wacho

    The Team Is Only As Good As It's Weakest Link.
  12. by   RNOTODAY
    Quote from Miss Ludie
    Y'anno there is a certain personality I call a 'tater.

    This use of this word comes from the mouth of one of my 'taters AGITATOR.

    What kind of professional gets on a professional board and posts this dreck?

    And to ask the members if they personally were a Wac** you need to get a dictionary or a thesaurus and read up on synonyms, and get an etiquette book and read up on how not to hurt people's feelings.

    This is a bogus argument. And a waste of time, mine and the other thousand or so people who read this.

    NO, actually I do not need an etiquette book or a thesaures. . My question was rhetorical. As in..... if somebody calls another person "a bad speller,".. and if you, personally, are not a bad speller, then why in the world would you be so offended by the term? I was assuming the poster who was offended was not a "wacko", so I was wondering why they would be offended!!! It just seemed very benign, to me, to be taken offense to, regardless of the value, validity or even PC ness of the thread.
    And by the way, as I posted, I took the term wacko to NOT mean a person who has legitimate psychological diagnoses, but a person who is "off" personality wise. I think, and hope, you may have misunderstood my "are you a wacko then why be offended' post.

    W O W
  13. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from banditrn
    Oh, geez, honey, go home and stab yourself in the foot for even thinking of such a thing!

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