I ask for "nothing". - page 4

by CheesePotato

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When it comes to nursing, I respect the profession for what it is, what it has been, and where it is headed. Am I proud to be part of the profession? Sure, in a subtle, I'm proud my hair is long kind of way. I own no nursing... Read More


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    Back to Earth, nurses. You all know that if that "lukewarm lunch" isn't served once in awhile you cry because you're not recognized. You expect presents at Christmas and potlucks on your birthday. And no matter how low the nurseatient ratio is (here in CA it's 4:1 on an acute floor) half of you will skip orders, ignore phone calls, get other people to start your IVs (do you even KNOW how to start one?) and firmly play the Blame Game instead of owing up to any mistakes. You know that at least 10% of your coworkers do such idiotic things that the MDs consider all nurses to be fools so when something bad happens they automatically throw a tantrum. Stop calling at 2 in the morning for a Chapstick order. Do I believe the author actually had this conversation with a doctor over a sandwich? No. Everyone gets puffed up when they talk about who they are. For someone who admits to "flying under the radar" she also wants everyone to see how cool she is.
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    Quote from scrubberRN
    Back to Earth, nurses. You all know that if that "lukewarm lunch" isn't served once in awhile you cry because you're not recognized. You expect presents at Christmas and potlucks on your birthday. And no matter how low the nurseatient ratio is (here in CA it's 4:1 on an acute floor) half of you will skip orders, ignore phone calls, get other people to start your IVs (do you even KNOW how to start one?) and firmly play the Blame Game instead of owing up to any mistakes. You know that at least 10% of your coworkers do such idiotic things that the MDs consider all nurses to be fools so when something bad happens they automatically throw a tantrum. Stop calling at 2 in the morning for a Chapstick order. Do I believe the author actually had this conversation with a doctor over a sandwich? No. Everyone gets puffed up when they talk about who they are. For someone who admits to "flying under the radar" she also wants everyone to see how cool she is.
    Who are you talking to in this post?? sounds like you are talking about a very few exceptions, or you've been conversing with too many doctors who don't know jack about what we do.
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    GREAT READ!
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    Quote from scrubberRN
    Back to Earth, nurses. You all know that if that "lukewarm lunch" isn't served once in awhile you cry because you're not recognized. You expect presents at Christmas and potlucks on your birthday. And no matter how low the nurseatient ratio is (here in CA it's 4:1 on an acute floor) half of you will skip orders, ignore phone calls, get other people to start your IVs (do you even KNOW how to start one?) and firmly play the Blame Game instead of owing up to any mistakes. You know that at least 10% of your coworkers do such idiotic things that the MDs consider all nurses to be fools so when something bad happens they automatically throw a tantrum. Stop calling at 2 in the morning for a Chapstick order. Do I believe the author actually had this conversation with a doctor over a sandwich? No. Everyone gets puffed up when they talk about who they are. For someone who admits to "flying under the radar" she also wants everyone to see how cool she is.

    Just mean and uncalled for!
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    Quote from CheesePotato
    To those that took the time to read and comment, I thank you, truly.



    Dear Nascar Nurse--

    First of all, I think I may have blushed myself stupid with your compliment. It is too kind.

    Secondly, may I just say you sound like a conscientious manager, one who genuinely makes effort to relate, to empathize and to support your staff. That is a gift. A rare trait not commonly found in managers.

    And heavens yes, you are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to dealing with upper management who does have control over ratios, expectations, and budget, and the staff that feel the weight of those decisions and blame you for upper level choices.

    After all, anyone can follow, but not anyone can lead.

    I don't envy you. Not in the least. But is it fair to say that I may envy your staff just a little?

    ~~CP~~

    P.S.

    I know there are spelling errors, but I'm typing one handed as Kid is being a wild child and demanding that mommy throw the ball right now Now NOW!!

    So yeah. Good dog.

    Dang...where did those heart icons go? Thanks CP!
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    "I had a doc try to worm a thank you out of me for a lunch his group provided. My answer was simple, "One sandwich does not make up for a bunch of distressing conversations. You made my orientee cry last week, in case you forgot. Perhaps in the future you can treat us all decently as people and I will thank you. But for now yes, the sandwich was tasty. I appreciate the effort."


    NICE!!!
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    Great article. Fits me down to a T.

    Scrubber RN, I'm glad I don't work with you. You seem to have a rather mean spirit. I know way more nurses like CP than like you. Thank God.
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    Now that's good work. THANK YOU!
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    Love this article. I love what I do and am paid well, but I will have to admit at times it is nice to hear a Thank you!
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    I would gladly forego "nurses week" if it meant we were all treated with respect the other 51 weeks. I would rather be recognized for my hard work all year than get a card once a year.


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