Before I start, I'd just like to say that I hope I don't start any fights. Not that we nurses are argumentative or anything... I'm just trying to write this rather tongue-in-cheek so I'll have to see how it goes over.
I've been reading topics from nurses who are feeling discomfort at their new jobs. I thought maybe we could all get together and tell some of the things that we've noted in new hires that drove us nuts. Since we've all been new hires at least once, we're not slinging mud at anyone in particular and maybe this will help us when we're the newbie.
Here goes. My pet peeve about someone new. I don't care how you did it where you came from!! There's nothing like throwing in my face how inefficient/bumbling/ignorant I am because I/my unit/my facility doesn't do things the way you did them at your last job. I've heard this from one or two orientees in the past and I always want to ask, if things were so perfect where you came from, why, oh why, didn't you stay there?!? I've always managed to restrain myself, though. Except for that one time. Maybe one of the posts about mean preceptors was about me, after all...
So what's your pet peeve?