Laundry Cart Revisited - page 2

Months ago, I remember a thread that taked about a co-worker leaving a laundry cart in the path of another co-worker, and it had to do with a shift change. :) Remember:roll I just wanted to say... Read More

  1. by   mario_ragucci
    thanks canoehead - I remember that thread. And you remember it better than I. It's not a good thing for folks to have sqwabbles over chores. I am learning how it can be the "little things" that can set off inter-employee friction. Like, forgeting to empty a foley can literally cause folks to make death threats behind your back (more humor) But seriously, nursing is a serious game where you hafta really use your head about wachew do. That laundry cart thred is one I will always remember.

    Heather - you are, and always will be, my friend. Amen.
  2. by   micro
    :stone giddy, you thou be referring to me.....

    Heather, my new friend......yes, you are probably right if you were talking about my purposeful tangent off of the laundry cart revisited. But giddy isn't bad sometimes.....

    Too bad that there cannot be more humour in the workplace between departments and teammembers.....then such issues would never be a problem.....


    But now back to the serious side of this laundry cart issue.
    Gee, I guess I repeat myself from above. Too bad that there cannot be more humour in the workplace between the departments and the teammembers.....then such issues would never be a problem.....because we all work and care too much to get stressed out over such silly stuff.....

    micro's sense of humour is not universal
    sorry all, micro will try to reign it in.......

    but did you see that mole go?
  3. by   Furball
    I just side kick laundry carts whose location irritates me. If I'm really irate, I turn my back to the cart, bend over slightly at the waist, turn my head towards the offending cart, take 2 fluid steps toward the cart and BACK KICK THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF IT!!!!




    :chuckle
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    Watch out folks!


    :roll :roll :uhoh21: :roll :roll
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Jun 15, '02
  5. by   fedupnurse
    Mario,
    Let's not lose perpective here. Leaving a laundry cart in a less than wonderful place is one thing but not emptying a foley bag is a whole nother issue all together!!!!!!!!
    (It never ceases to amaze me that people I work with actually DO let little things like laundry carts and full foley bags bother them!!)
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by mario_ragucci
    I am learning how it can be the "little things" that can set off inter-employee friction.

    Heather - you are, and always will be, my friend. Amen.
    Mario - I think we're probably more like brother and sister. Chasing each other around, pissing each other off, picking on each other... :kiss

    It is the little things that set off this "inter-employee friction." Ya know why? Because on my unit we have a manager from hell. Staffing sucks. The patients are rude, inconsiderate, and ungrateful. And I don't get enough money or respect for the job I do. When someone else can put up with all this, but opens their mouth to trash me over a laundry cart.... you better sense some friction coming on!

    The big picture just keeps getting uglier and uglier, yet some people are soooo concerned with the petty stuff.

    And micro - wasn't talking about just your tangent, but rather the one veryone seemed to be on when this thread started! Whatever y'all were passing around, it sounds like it was some good stuff!

    Heather
  7. by   KC CHICK
    Is this the thread you were referring to??

    [[The Nerve!!! (Post# 1)

    This weekend was my first weekend at work. We didn't have much going on Sat, but had 3 hips Sun. The cases lasted from 0800-1500 with no breaks in between. On the weekends, the staff just consists of one crew...that's me (RN), my scrub tech, a CRNA, and a recovery nurse. So, when there are cases...it's just the doc and us.

    The night RN came in last night for his shift and questioned me about why a linen cart was still in the front hallway. A LINEN CART! He went on to say that this was his "trap for day people" to see if they did anything. I told him we had 3 hips. He then asked "so what did you do after three thirty then?" I couldn't believe he even asked me that....of all the nerve! I know he doesn't have that kind of schedule overnight...they're lucky to get even one case.

    So, now I have vowed to NEVER touch that d@$# linen cart. If he wants to lay a trap for me, he can just stick it where the sun doesn't shine. That linen cart will be out in that front hallway every weekend I work....it will not move an inch.

    I've even toyed with the idea of putting a sign on it for him saying "GOOD EVENING...WELCOME TO WORK.".

    My venting now over, I thank you for listening.
    Anne. ]]



    **Has something similar now happened to you at work??

    I do believe that the entire meaning of my previous post has been lost. AGAIN, it isn't an issue about a 'cart', rather, an issue of respect. I didn't feel as though I was getting respect from my co-worker. I could care less about a linen cart...It's the PRINCIPLE that gets me....about being taken advantage of when you're new.

    One more thing....I never moved that cart during the weekends that I worked. I stood my ground.
    ....and that nurse never again said anything about 'traps for day people'.
    'Nuff said.

    Anne:spin:
    Last edit by KC CHICK on Jun 15, '02
  8. by   OrthoNutter
    Hahaha!!!! Amazing how some people can get their panties in such a twist about really stupid little things, like full foleys and linen carts. I finished an absolutely horrendous shift on Friday night - we had closed down from ten beds because we didn't have enough staff and we spent the whole night running around playing musical beds to make room for the more acute patients coming from ED as well as looking after 18/25 post-op patients. I thought that all the nurses working with me that shift had done well to get all the cares for their patients done. Handing over to the night staff, I got asked the most bizarre question - did you remember to close the blinds??

    WHAT THE????

    I told them that if they were that concerned about the blinds, which we hadn't had time to shut, they could just do that themselves when they do their first round of the night. As I walked out the door of the report room, I heard this one girl say "fancy not closing the blinds - how long does that take after all?" I stuck my head back in the door and told her that was my point exactly....
  9. by   Furball
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by OrthoNutter
    Hahaha!!!! Amazing how some people can get their panties in such a twist about really stupid little things, like full foleys and linen carts. I finished an absolutely horrendous shift on Friday night - we had closed down from ten beds because we didn't have enough staff and we spent the whole night running around playing musical beds to make room for the more acute patients coming from ED as well as looking after 18/25 post-op patients. I thought that all the nurses working with me that shift had done well to get all the cares for their patients done. Handing over to the night staff, I got asked the most bizarre question - did you remember to close the blinds??

    WHAT THE????

    I told them that if they were that concerned about the blinds, which we hadn't had time to shut, they could just do that themselves when they do their first round of the night. As I walked out the door of the report room, I heard this one girl say "fancy not closing the blinds - how long does that take after all?" I stuck my head back in the door and told her that was my point exactly....
    [/QUOT What a bunch of psychotic twits. One nurse had the gall to complain that my pts kardexes weren't up to date ie last BM wasn't updated. (gasp!)This was after taking 3 admits, 2 transfers, a code and a resp failure. Where is HER priority? Certainly not with the pts...geesh!:angryfire
  10. by   l.rae
    originally posted by obnurseheather




    . staffing sucks. the patients are rude, inconsiderate, and ungrateful. and i don't get enough money or respect for the job i do. when someone else can put up with all this, but opens their mouth to trash me over a laundry cart.... you better sense some friction coming on!

    the big picture just keeps getting uglier and uglier, yet some people are soooo concerned with the petty stuff.



    heather
    gee heather........you work where i work????????????????????

    lr
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    originally posted by l.rae
    gee heather........you work where i work????????????????????
    i'm beginning to think every city has it's own little version of my private hell :chuckle

    heather
  12. by   fedupnurse
    Heather and l.rae, Our hospitals must be related somehow. Some secret fraternity of hosital suits. They must all go to the same classes on how to destroy the healthcare system!
    People that sweat the petty stuff are the anal retentives who are very good at telling you what you did wrong but often don't get the job done themselves. Report goes something like this. "well, today I...and then I.... etc." OK now can you tell me a little about the patient?????
    People are silly!
  13. by   mario_ragucci
    Originally posted by fedupnurse
    People are silly!
    No, People are STRANGE......when your a stranger. Faces look ugly when your alone. Women seem wicked when your unwanted.

    Just look out for the ones that come out of the rain, when your strange.

    Jim Morrison was a CNA !!!!:imbar

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