Received this email today and I am steamed!!! - page 8

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   PamUK
    I received this quite some time ago & thought it was funny.

    But I also had some little transient thoughts that it demonstrated very well, the difference between knowledge and wisdom

    PS... I'm an old nurse!
  2. by   PsychNightOwl
    I have to hold my hand up to being one of those who thought this was pretty funny. Yes, I've been on the nursing circuit a long time!
    However, I'm a firm believer in the philosophy "Take time to laugh". Our career is just about as stressful as it gets and if we spend too much time taking things to heart and being so deadly serious all of the time we are all in danger of hypertension, DU's, and well, you know the rest.
    Sit back, relax and chill out. We are professionals who all work hard, we need to take time for ourselves and our families and think about what's really important in life.
  3. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from sweetcheekers
    I'm a graduate nurse, and I found it hilarious and much of it is true! I look for every opportunity to laugh at myself. Nursing is far too stressful a job to take it so seriously you can't have fun with the wacky way we all behave sometimes. Clever, clever, clever.:chuckle
    I second that!!!! I thought it was pretty funny and pretty true, of the graduate nurses anyway!
  4. by   pattyzaccy
    I really think this was hilarious! In fact I have had it framed and posted in my room for a while now after 24 years I find it to be so close to the way it really is!!!
  5. by   pattyzaccy
    I really think this was hilarious! In fact I have had it framed and posted in my room for a while now after 24 years I find it to be so close to the way it really is!!!
  6. by   idontwin
    You have to look at the humor. After all, someone with NO nursing background would not even understand the underlying meanings. I am a recent graduate nurse and I think that this is HILLARIOUS! I see the "experienced" nurses and what they do at work and I see the new nurses and the way they react (as well as myself) to the same situations.......I think that no harm was intended by this email and I'm sure you probably all know a nurse that has done one or more of these things.
  7. by   Nursepfv
    This is tongue in cheek humor. It's not meant to be offensive-just funny.
  8. by   Keicha RN
    I am sorry that this upset you. It is only a joke. I am a graduate nurse and even I found it to be funny.
  9. by   Simba&NalasMom
    I'm a new grad and thought it was hilarious; it seemed to poke a pretty even amount of fun at both veterans and new grads alike.
  10. by   Bipley
    Quote from DonaldJ
    I thought it was pretty funny, and I'm just a nursing student. Does that make me an experienced nurse?

    It's just a joke. I don't think it's supposed to be a laundry list of facts about nurses.
    Ditto.

    Sometimes you just have to give up taking everything as an insult and laugh. Nothing more and nothing less.
  11. by   pwp1289
    i guess i'm an experienced nurse because i laughed
  12. by   GPatty
    Me too...
    I'm printing it off to hang up at work! :chuckle:
  13. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from mombsn
    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 just misused the word experienced and graduate. or that perhaps they should substitute "experienced" for "burned out" or "incompetent" and "graduate" for "competent". then i thought this email serves absolutely no good purpose. it is just another symptom of the bigger problems in nursing (have you seen one of these for drs? firefighters? police officers? etc?)

    >
    >a graduate nurse doesn't find this funny.
    >an experienced nurse does
    i think the answer is in that last line. a graduate nurse won't find this funny; an experienced nurse does. as an experienced nurse, i find it funny! so will you in a few years, assuming you last that long. one thing it takes to achieve longevity in our profession is a sense of humor!
    ruby

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