Opinions spouted on religion and politics at nurses station - page 9

At report time, one of our per diem nurses once again launched into an opinionated little speech about a certain religious group. It's really ackward when people do this, and offensive. I don't like... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from jlsRN
    In short, the hypocrisy of Republican party, ala Foley and Craig
    Here is the comment that got under my skin . . and it does say "Republican" and "hypocrisy"and was in response to this:

    "I am in TX.
    I am sick to my eyeballs of nurses praising George Bush and praising the Lord at the nurses' station, and to the patients.

    My former UM is a super GWB fan. However, her superior moral attitude did not stop her from bringing her penis-shaped lipstick that she bought at a sex-toy party into work and showing everybody." (This one says "moral").
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    Sorry about your brain . . . :icon_hug:

    I didn't think anyone was fighting . . .

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Nov 7, '07
  2. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from stevielynn
    Here is the comment that got under my skin . . and it does say "Republican" and "hypocrisy"and was in response to this:

    "I am in TX.
    I am sick to my eyeballs of nurses praising George Bush and praising the Lord at the nurses' station, and to the patients.

    My former UM is a super GWB fan. However, her superior moral attitude did not stop her from bringing her penis-shaped lipstick that she bought at a sex-toy party into work and showing everybody." (This one says "moral").
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    Sorry about your brain . . . :icon_hug:

    I didn't think anyone was fighting . . .

    steph
    Yes, this nurse praises Bush and the Lord to pts and staff all the time. She also openly puts down Hillary and Kerry.

    She is married, and openly having an affair with a co-worker- not the first time she's done this. She also violates the Nurse Practice Act daily, and encourages the nurses under her to do the same. Yes, I've reported it.
    I could reveal a lot more, but I'm not.

    What kind of person is she? What words could be used to describe her?

    You be the judge.
  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    I hate to get in the middle of a perfectly good argument, but may I remind everyone that hypocrisy comes in ALL flavors---no single religious, philosophical, ethical, or political persuasion holds the market share on this most undesireable affliction.

    Thank you.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Yes, this nurse praises Bush and the Lord to pts and staff all the time. She also openly puts down Hillary and Kerry.

    She is married, and openly having an affair with a co-worker- not the first time she's done this. She also violates the Nurse Practice Act daily, and encourages the nurses under her to do the same. Yes, I've reported it.
    I could reveal a lot more, but I'm not.

    What kind of person is she? What words could be used to describe her?

    You be the judge.
    As I said, I was not talking about your co-worker but the generalization regarding Republicans.

    Your co-worker is a criminal and an adulterer and vulgar. That is very sad that she is allowed to continue working. It must be awful for you to have to deal with her.

    My co-worker with the vibrator could be her twin . . . . she had an affair with a married EMT. She side steps policies at work. She is very vulgar.

    Actually, I don't work there anymore . . . Which is good. She does, which is bad.

    Peace y'all . . . . I joined this conversation late and didn't mean to take it off track.

    steph
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Marla - thanks!


    steph
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    You're welcome.

    No need for things to get ugly here.

    Carry on!
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I don't work there anymore either. I have contacts that still do, so I know things haven't changed.


    No matter what anyone's views are, bringing up politics and religion at work is just bad practice. I know I have been personally offended and alienated by others who have done this at work, and work-related events.
    It made me very upset. I wanted to put down their candidate, and exspouse the virtues of mine, but I didn't because I would have felt bad about myself behaving so unprofessionally.

    When my husband was hired by the state of TX, we went out to dinner w/ his boss. Out of the blue, this guy's wife proceded to bring up the topic of pro-life vs. pro-choice, and put down a politician whom I very much admire at the dinner table. She was very loud and vocal about it.

    I find that bringing up politics and religion any time, anywhere and assuming that everyone agrees with you is common practice where I live. So, this is a touchy subject with me.

    Even if co-workers are expressing opinions we agree with, I just think these things should not be brought up at all.
  8. by   Alois Wolf
    Omg (no pun intended) that guys wife just violated Etiquette 101. What the heck was she thinking bringing up such a touchy subject at dinner? She probably wanted to sound intelligent... *shakes head*.

    But yes, I agree with you. There is no place for religion and politics in a place where you are responsible for peoples lives.
  9. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
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  10. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from jlsRN
    [banana]How interesting![/banana]
    Don't worry 'bout it lol.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I don't work there anymore either. I have contacts that still do, so I know things haven't changed.


    No matter what anyone's views are, bringing up politics and religion at work is just bad practice. I know I have been personally offended and alienated by others who have done this at work, and work-related events.
    It made me very upset. I wanted to put down their candidate, and exspouse the virtues of mine, but I didn't because I would have felt bad about myself behaving so unprofessionally.

    When my husband was hired by the state of TX, we went out to dinner w/ his boss. Out of the blue, this guy's wife proceded to bring up the topic of pro-life vs. pro-choice, and put down a politician whom I very much admire at the dinner table. She was very loud and vocal about it.

    I find that bringing up politics and religion any time, anywhere and assuming that everyone agrees with you is common practice where I live. So, this is a touchy subject with me.

    Even if co-workers are expressing opinions we agree with, I just think these things should not be brought up at all.
    I've been in the same situation and I just bite my tongue . . . . most of the time.

    The CMA's are on . . .gotta go!

    steph
  12. by   teeituptom
    Quote from jlsRN
    At report time, one of our per diem nurses once again launched into an opinionated little speech about a certain religious group. It's really ackward when people do this, and offensive. I don't like to make a scene, but if you have an issue with a religious group, a politician, a nationality, I don't want to hear it. Thank you.
    what religion
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from jlsRN
    We have the freedom to express ourselves and opinions, but there's a time and place to do so. We don't have freedom to yell "Fire!" in a crowded movie theatre.
    But it is fun to do so

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