Received this email today and I am steamed!!! - page 2

I received the following email today from a RN/friend that I worked with and I am ticked! I cannot believe that this is making its way around the world wide web. At first I thought that they had... Read More

  1. by   Corvette Guy
    A Graduate Nurse thinks psych patients are interesting.
    An experienced nurse thinks psych patients are crazy.



    IMHO, it was meant to be more of a satire on nursing, rather than an insult. Overall, I thought it was a funny read.


  2. by   Mandarella
    Funny to me also...Sorry you have been so upset by this.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Oh my, a sense of humor is what EVERY nurse needs if she is to survive the years of stress and strain her career will bring her. I say take it lightly and don't let it get to ya. No harm was meant.
  4. by   angelbsn
    OMG...if you can't take a moment to laugh once in awhile, you'll burnout really fast. What irritates me is people who have to be so d*&^ serious 24/7. Lighten up, you'll live longer.
  5. by   unknown99
    I thought it was funny myself, and I have been an LPN for 20 years and an RN for one year now.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Through the years, we have all foubnd ourselves on both sides of that. Brings back quite a few memories...........

    Hopefully, you will remain in nursing as long as I have and can look back for a good laugh.................we need those chuckles coming from time to time.
  7. by   prmenrs
    I saw it a few years ago, and I admit, I about wet myself laughing @ it. I'm sorry you were sent something you found offensive. Just delete it.
  8. by   BittyBabyGrower
    I've seen it before and you know what...a lot of it is a bit true So are you a graduate nurse or an experienced nurse I'm sure there are things like this for every profession
  9. by   MomBSN
    first of all, i have been an rn for over 10 years and i still believe that nursing is an amazing profession (its not just a paycheck) so, i should find this funny...it started out as humorous but then i noticed that this email was not just going to nurses. by the way, i do have a good sense of humor (i am surprised by the personal attack but then again don't they say that nurses eat their young?)



    my point is that this is being sent to lay persons (at least the email that was sent to me was also being sent to lay people). can you see the message that this is giving to the lay person? it portrays nurses as pretty jaded, lazy and incompetent. everyone knows that we have a nursing shortage. is this the kind of advertising that is going to entice people to become nurses?



    "graduate nurse carries reference books in their bag. an experienced nurse carries magazines, lunch, and some "cough syrup" in their bag".



    i have worked with nurses who brought "cough syrup" to work. not exactly "cracker jack" nurses and not the kind of nurses i want to represent me (or working on me for that matter).



    i just wish i could articulate this better. i am not trying to be nasty. honestly, i was surprised that i was not supported by my colleagues (well, there were some of you :wink2: ). i wonder if the response would have been different from the nursing advocacy site?
    Last edit by MomBSN on Oct 7, '05
  10. by   NurseCard
    I guess I see your point, maybe. I don't think that there was any harm intended in this email; it's all very tongue in cheek. But I can see where you might get a little bothered that it gets sent to people who aren't involved in the nursing profession who might not understand the humor.

    Really, I actually can't imagine why someone would send that email to friends who are not nurses. It is obviously meant to be a satire and not a serious expose on the dark, seedy world of nursing today.
  11. by   prmenrs
    IMO, non nurses wouldn't even get some of those things. It wouldn't make sense to them. Waste of time!
  12. by   DusktilDawn
    Quote from mombsn
    first of all, i have been an rn for over 10 years and i still believe that nursing is an amazing profession (its not just a paycheck) so, i should find this funny...it started out as humorous but then i noticed that this email was not just going to nurses. by the way, i do have a good sense of humor (i am surprised by the personal attack but then again don't they say that nurses eat their young?)



    my point is that this is being sent to lay persons (at least the email that was sent to me was also being sent to lay people). can you see the message that this is giving to the lay person? it portrays nurses as pretty jaded, lazy and incompetent. everyone knows that we have a nursing shortage. is this the kind of advertising that is going to entice people to become nurses?



    "graduate nurse carries reference books in their bag. an experienced nurse carries magazines, lunch, and some "cough syrup" in their bag".



    i have worked with nurses who brought "cough syrup" to work. not exactly "cracker jack" nurses and not the kind of nurses i want to represent me (or working on me for that matter).



    i just wish i could articulate this better. i am not trying to be nasty. honestly, i was surprised that i was not supported by my colleagues (well, there were some of you :wink2: ). i wonder if the response would have been different from the nursing advocacy site?
    i didn't see one person attack you on this thread in a personal, mean or nasty way, the only thing they did was disagree with you. huge difference.

    you perceive this as an insult to nurses, yes you are entitled to feel that way. others find it humorous and they are entitled to feel that way. as another poster pointed out lay-people probably wouldn't get the meaning of this.

    this graduate nurse vs experienced nurse thing has been around since god was boy. you will find it on many nursing humor sites. frankly, i find the phrase "nurses eat their young" extemely offensive and professionally damaging as a nurse, far more so than the graduate vs experienced nurse, but that is just my opinion.

    personally i prefer to advocate for safer staffing, safer policies, better public education in regards to nurses, methods for improving safer patient care especially where medication is concerned, better education on ergonomics so that nurses are not injured on the job, creating a job environment that allows us to advocte for our patients without fear of retribution, etc, this list could go on and on.
  13. by   angelbsn
    Quote from DusktilDawn
    I didn't see one person attack you on this thread in a personal, mean or nasty way, the only thing they did was disagree with you. HUGE DIFFERENCE.

    You perceive this as an insult to nurses, yes you are entitled to feel that way. Others find it humorous and they are entitled to feel that way. As another poster pointed out lay-people probably wouldn't get the meaning of this.

    This Graduate Nurse VS Experienced Nurse thing has been around since God was boy. You will find it on many nursing humor sites. Frankly, I find the phrase "Nurses eat their young" extemely offensive and professionally damaging as a nurse, far more so than the Graduate VS Experienced Nurse, but that is just my opinion.

    Personally I prefer to advocate for safer staffing, safer policies, better public education in regards to nurses, methods for improving safer patient care especially where medication is concerned, better education on ergonomics so that nurses are not injured on the job, creating a job environment that allows us to advocte for our patients without fear of retribution, etc, this list could go on and on.
    Dusktildawn:

    I couldn't have said it better myself. After 8 yrs in critical care/trauma, you just gotta have a sense of humor!

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