I am SICK of male nurses who think they're Mr. Popular! - page 3

First of all, I am not discriminating against men, and I don't wish to start a war on which sex is cattier. The majority of male nurses I've worked with have been great coworkers. However, I'm seeing some behavior that I have... Read More

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    I've never noticed this particular behavior pattern in any of the male nurses I've worked with.
    Really...
    Smitty08, Koyaanisqatsi-RN, RN1982, and 1 other like this.

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    In your second sentence you state that most male nurses are great coworkers. So it's only the male nurses who think they're Mr. Popular that make you sick. Are you maybe that female nurse that thought you were Ms. Popular and you're feeling threatened by a new nurse with different attachments? Try not to focus so much on the popularity contest and focus more on the patients.
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    Quote from CdaleJekyll
    In your second sentence you state that most male nurses are great coworkers. So it's only the male nurses who think they're Mr. Popular that make you sick. Are you maybe that female nurse that thought you were Ms. Popular and you're feeling threatened by a new nurse with different attachments? Try not to focus so much on the popularity contest and focus more on the patients.
    I don't care about the popularity contest, I care that I can be in an environment where I can get my work done without redundant distractions that may affect care. My problem with the Mr Popular coworkers is if they try to suck me into their fan club. For example, when the braggart coworker called me outside to check out his new Escalade, I honestly thought that something was going on and medical assistance was needed out there. Same with the drama he created by trying to get me in trouble with the charge nurse for my "rude behavior" of not listening to him brag. Such bullcrap takes away from the patients, where my care is focused.

    For the record, I get along or don't get along with my female coworkers any more than than the males.
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    Quote from itsbuzzy
    I think you need to lighten up. I agree the "would you sleep with me" comment is crossing the line, but everything else just seems like someone who is trying to keep an upbeat, positive attitude at work.
    I dont think people who dont smile are unhappy at any given time. When I have 22 patients on my mind and passing meds. I imagine I dont have a grin plastered all the time. I would look like an idiot.
    Last edit by XB9S on May 6, '09 : Reason: removing edited quote
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    Quote from PeachPie
    You're missing the point. It's okay when you're smiling. However, telling others to smile is rude and intrusive. Also, healthcare staff should know that if you're going to interrupt, make it important. Like I said, I'll be up to my ears in paperwork and a coworker will come up to me. I'll expect something important, but instead, it's a game of "Sit, stay, beg," when I have work to do. Unsolicited advice is rude, and unsolicited psychoanalyses are even ruder. Also, smiles are higher on the Maslow hierarchy, so I'd rather have an unsmiling nurse doing a code than a smiley nurse fumbling around.
    You really need to lighten up. Your vibe is so negative and that is not good in a healthcare setting where your surrounded by people.
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    This all sounds like ridiculous, immature melodrama to me, from start to finish.

    The original post was far to long for me to read, but it reminds me of high school.
    sdang31254, nurse_mo1986, Smitty08, and 7 others like this.
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    Quote from PeachPie
    At my former job, I worked with a human hemorrhoid of a new grad.
    Wow I figured out from just this one line that you are a lovely, wonderfull, carring, people oriented person that everybody just loves to work with!!!!!!!!!

    SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It might help you get over the Nurse Ratched persona.......
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    Well PeachPie, maybe your problem is that you're just such a smokin hottie that this male nurse can't think of anything else while you're around.
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    closed for staff review


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