Professional personal persona? - page 2

I was talking to my Charge Nurse the other day (for those that know my post, it was the day of my dilaudid mistake), and I found out some interesting things about people! I am a very very cheery... Read More

  1. by   Jules A
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    BUt I will stick with it...you guys too...I would LOVE to work with you all! What a happy floor that would be! And...a very personally satisfying work expreience and pts would reap the benifits!
    Count me in on your team also, its sounds wonderful.

    Is there any chance your charge nurse was exhaggerating a bit? I understand that some people are not into people with bubbly personalities but even if I was a grump, how would I phrase that complaint? "She's just too nice"?

  2. by   Reno1978
    Some people like plums...some people like prunes. I don't think there is such thing as an ideal disposition. No matter how anyone acts, there will be critics.

    Just be yourself, always!
  3. by   traumaRUs
    Reno1978 - good advice!
  4. by   AtlantaRN
    Dont change how you are for your patients. MOre often than not, I have people saying "it's so nice to have someone cheerful!"

    ladybug
  5. by   gonzo1
    I'm pretty bubbly and cheery too, and some people tease me about being a brown noser. I just love my job and working with people. I think that since work can be so hard that we all have to work together to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible.
    When I worked med/surg there was one chick that would always walk by me and say "smile" I wanted to knock her face off. It pissed me off that much. I just get really involved in my work and what I'm doing and sometimes I come off as being serious. Not so much in ER as I did on med/surg. ER is entertainment and med/surg was hell.
  6. by   luckylucyrn
    Quote from Tweety

    NEVER EVER EVER EVER walk up to a person and say "SMILE!!!!". Do that to me and you're likely to get slapped. LOL

    SO true! I hate it when people do that! If I wanted to smile at that moment, I would! And I always feel like once they say that it's rude not to smile, but it usually just makes my mood worse. OH and where do people get off asking how old I am? When did that become appropriate?! OR......if I am pregnant!!!!!!!!! Unless I am literally in LABOR you never assume that! (oh and I'm not either, nor am I overweight)
  7. by   Elisheva
    Be yourself and be your best self. No matter how you change, someone will find fault.

    When I was a teen-ager, I worked as a checker in a grocery store. The first few weeks when I was new and nervous, this same man would get in my line every week. Each week, I did some small thing wrong - count back his change wrong, not give him his receipt quickly - and he always cussed at me. Finally, with a little experience, I checked him out PERFECTLY. He stood there a minute, turned to go, turned back around...and cussed me out anyway. Those people account for a certain percentage of the population you're going to have to always deal with. You go, Miss Perky! I'd love to be perky, but teenagers killed my perky gene.

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