Recognized by coworkers on AllNurses.com?

  1. 3 I try pretty hard to remain anonymous on this forum - wont' divulge how. I see others describing situations in very detailed posts, also listing state info or a supposedly first name. Wondering if anyone has ever had the experience of someone recognizing the situation described in the post and knowing that the post is about problems with that person. I imagine that could cause real problems at work. Currently in a situation where my coworker seems to know something "by osmosis", wondering if this could be how or if the coworker is fishing.
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  3. Visit  medsurgrnco profile page

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    Joined Jan '08; Posts: 579; Likes: 362.

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  4. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Yep, I have read a post here that described discontent with management and the poster specified which hospital they worked for and signed the post with her first name.

    It was my hospital and I was part of the management.
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  5. Visit  wonderbee profile page
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    Quote from sharrie
    Yep, I have read a post here that described discontent with management and the poster specified which hospital they worked for and signed the post with her first name.

    It was my hospital and I was part of the management.
    I guess that opened the door for some honest discussion.
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  6. Visit  Flames9_RN profile page
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    Oh ya, fellow classmates have recognized me!! not that hard to do when I'm the only Canadian in our class,lol Lucky I try to go by the saying--if ya have nothing good to say, dont say anything at all,lol
    4lotus8, scientist, medsurgrnco, and 2 others like this.
  7. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Quote from RNKittyKat
    I guess that opened the door for some honest discussion.
    Of course, and there was a really good outcome for the staff (as in a higher pay award) as well which is brilliant. Sometimes working behind the scenes without it being known is not such a bad thing
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  8. Visit  MIA-RN profile page
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    My guess is that it happens a lot more than we know. You probably won't get a lot of answers to your post for just that reason.
    If a poster is not careful about the amount they give of the details, the doors for honest discussion might turn into doors hitting them on the butt on the way out...
    I haven't found anyone that I am sure that I know on here...but some that I think I do.
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  9. Visit  MIA-RN profile page
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    Quote from sharrie
    Of course, and there was a really good outcome for the staff (as in a higher pay award) as well which is brilliant. Sometimes working behind the scenes without it being known is not such a bad thing
    I'm glad it had a positive outcome!
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  10. Visit  shellsgogreen profile page
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    i've recognized old college buddies here and there....
    :uhoh21:
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  11. Visit  Xbox Live Addict profile page
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    I've never recognized anyone here, that's not to say that someone might have recognized me at some point. I try to keep my posts vague enough to disclose only minimal identifying info, though I'm sure I've left enough clues.

    In an age where employers monitor off-duty employees via MySpace and Facebook, one can't be too careful.
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  12. Visit  Ahhphoey profile page
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    I haven't recognized anyone and don't think anyone has recognized me on here. As someone else stated though, I try to keep my posts positive and keep it to things I would not mind repeating to my coworkers.
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  13. Visit  Quaffetti profile page
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    I think I recognize everyone here because it seems all hospitals are walking in lock step with each other, ie press ganey grief, comfort rounds, too heavy pt care loads, etc.

    Obviously no one in hospital management has an original thought in their head; they just copy what some other hospital is doing without figuring out if it will really work.

    But I would never reveal my name or hospital; no reason to put a target on my back.
  14. Visit  *LadyJane* profile page
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    I guess if you had something that required being somewhat revealing, you could just dump your old name here, and start a new ID, then drop that one, or build an alter ego, also known as a "sock" or a "sockpuppet".

    I just don't post identifying info, but if I needed to reveal a really bad bad whatever, I'd probably change my online personna.
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  15. Visit  oramar profile page
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    You can stay incognito here for years if you take a few precautions. Lord knows I have never been recognized and I have been coming here for 10 years. Don't be too specific when talking about your situation. If you have to change a few minor details to throw people off. If someone ask you quite innocently where you work don't tell them, it might be your boss. They only time I have mentioned a place where I have worked is when I have been out of there 15 or more years. I am sorry I am so paranoid but I have strong opinions about managment and they are the ones with the power. I am sure I have been targeted for dismissal for expressing just the mildest of my opinions. If they only knew what I really thought of them. Lucky I have always quite before they could fire me.
    BBFRN, herring_RN, CaOTn96, and 4 others like this.


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