I am SICK of male nurses who think they're Mr. Popular! - page 3
by PeachPie 2,790 Views | 28 Comments
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
- 0May 6, '09 by CdaleJekyllIn 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.
- 0May 6, '09 by PeachPieQuote from CdaleJekyllI 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.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.
For the record, I get along or don't get along with my female coworkers any more than than the males.
- 0May 6, '09 by Psychtrish39Quote from itsbuzzyI 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.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.
Last edit by XB9S on May 6, '09 : Reason: removing edited quote
- 4May 6, '09 by NC Girl BSNQuote from PeachPieYou really need to lighten up. Your vibe is so negative and that is not good in a healthcare setting where your surrounded by people.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.
- 3May 6, '09 by rnffemtguyQuote from PeachPieWow 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!!!!!!!!!At my former job, I worked with a human hemorrhoid of a new grad.
It might help you get over the Nurse Ratched persona.......