strictly business/non-caring LPN - page 2

new here 38yr old male looking into the LPN schooling because there are no jobs in my area,I currently work 3rd shift as a youth development aide at a so called treatment center,it's really just a... Read More

  1. by   AmyORlpn
    you go boy!!!!!!



    lpn student in oregon
  2. by   ERNP
    Corrections might be good. But I wouldn't cross the ER off the list entirely. It isn't so much about hiney puffing, although occasionally a hiney might require attention.

    There are whiners, some days a lot of whiners, but the ER needs people also who can say, "Well maybe you shouldn't buy a pack of cigarettes today and use that money to buy your child some tylenol." Or "If you can't afford Robitussin, you can't afford a cell phone, yet you have been on yours for an hour."
  3. by   ERNP
    Oh... and when it comes down to it, no one is doing any job for free. All jobs are about cash flow.
  4. by   AmyORlpn
    lmao
    yes, i agree with the last posting..........food stamps do not pay for the $200 cell phone that we often see. mean while during the middle of winter the little infants are being toted in clinic with nothing on but a diaper and a t-shirt, but mom has fancy shoes and a bit ol' puffy jacket.......
  5. by   TTAmoneypit
    I guess you could say my attitude isn't non caring but more reality based as in I tell the truth blunt and to the point

    like where I work now we have staff calling off everyother weekend or calling off the day before their weekend and they call off the 1st day they were suppose to come back--well I get stuck for a 16hr shift when that happens

    so when I see them again I say hello scumbag and then they cry to the boss--the boss asks me why I can't get along with others--I explain the situaition and the boss says oh they are being scumbags aren't they--truth hurts but not enough to keep the spoiled DPW workers of PA coming into work everyday
  6. by   Jo Dirt
    As long as you are willing to abide by the "laws of nursing", such as do no harm, keep the patient as free from pain as possible, etc., then you will be fine.
    But if your intention is to strut around puffed up and grunting, scratch-where-it-itches and suck on your teeth, don't think that will go over too well with most places. You don't have to kiss ass but a certain amount of diplomacy is to be expected.
  7. by   scrmblr
    Quote from MLOS
    As long as you value providing the best care possible for your patients there's no reason you can't do well.

    I have a different take than the previous poster ... if you enjoyed your previous experience as a medic, you may want to consider working in the ER, though opportunities for LPNs in the ER (and, in my area, hospitals in general) are few & far between. Consider going the RN route.

    Good luck to you. (from an RN in the ER who calls 'em as she sees 'em)
    After reading the first post I was thinking "this guy sounds like an ER nurse" We get our fair share of "whiney" but the beauty of ER is that...They all eventually leave! (one way or another ) But, I really think you should go ahead and work on your degree. Either an ASN or BSN. I started as an LPN and got my ASN two years ago...best thing I ever did.
  8. by   angel337
    i don't think you should take care of people with that attitude. sometimes a "whiny" patient has valid reasons to be that way and you could miss something important just because you don't feel you should deal with it. i say find a career that doesn't have to do with peoples health and well being.
  9. by   tencat
    I think corrections would possibly suit you. I've not worked there, but I imagine that the patients are rough and tough, and you sound like you have what it takes to deal with tough customers. There's nothing wrong with being who you are. That's the beauty of nursing.....there are so many places where all kinds of people can be effective.
  10. by   EmerNurse
    I'm assuming you don't call the slow-counting-the-change grocery clerk an IDIOT to his face.

    EVERY job requires a certain amount of diplomacy and tongue biting. That's just life. In the ER, I don't say "what kind of idiot ARE you to come in here at 3am for....", even though I want to. I come to Allnurses and complain HERE lol.

    Every job has it's share of whiney "customers" whether it be the needy techie in the next cubicle over, the idiot customer on the other end of the support line, or the patient who just caaaaannnn't swallow that pill even though she can swallow 14 peanut M&M's whole while her blood sugar hovers at the 600 mark.

    If you're looking for a job where you can simply say what you think without a thought to diplomacy and basic courtesy - good luck. Oh wait.. there may be a job for you in nursing administration!

    <ducks n runs>
  11. by   RNOTODAY
    I think you would be best suited for a position in the OR. It is alot of "business", getting things done, very limited pt contact, and even at that, they dont need much from you, in terms of "emotional" stuff....
  12. by   ERNP
    Quote from RNOTODAY
    I think you would be best suited for a position in the OR. It is alot of "business", getting things done, very limited pt contact, and even at that, they dont need much from you, in terms of "emotional" stuff....
    Right, in the OR it wouldn't be the patients driving you nuts. Worse, it is the prima donna surgeons (in my experience anyway). And THAT is a problem that will NEVER be solved in your favor.

    I will take the whiney patients over the arrogant prima donna surgeons any day, any time.
  13. by   ERNP
    Quote from EmerNurse
    I'm assuming you don't call the slow-counting-the-change grocery clerk an IDIOT to his face.

    <ducks n runs>
    You mean you have never offered just to give someone that 50 cents so they will quit looking for the coupon or just said, "Look just keep the 37 cents, I have to go." ???

    To the OP, I agree. RN, whether it be ADN or BSN seems more easily marketable these days.

close