The Nerve!!! - page 3

This weekend was my first weekend at work. We didn't have much going on Sat, but had 3 hips Sun. The cases lasted from 0800-1500 with no breaks in between. On the weekends, the staff just consists... Read More

  1. by   JMP
    Mario

    You have to experience it to BELIEVE it. When you see it, experience it, you too will be a believer. When you have gone the "mile" you will know what we are talking about. In the meantime- try NOT giving advice to someone when you don't know what you are talking about- I know that sounds harsh......BUT it is reality.

    The guy with the sign....well, someone like that is always around nursing, trying to show up the next shift.....we have a person like that too. Nursing is really like no other world. Some people go on trips..........to bad they ever find there way back.
  2. by   mario_ragucci
    JMP - do me a personal favor and stop shadowing me at every post I make. Huh? Take your "anti-Mario" self and stay hidden behind your 3 little letters. It's obvious you hate me, though I have done nothing to you. I bet your like one of these bullies I read about, except you try to run your game here on an electronic board. Everytime you post you have to mock me with this rhetoric that I don't understand anything. phooie on you JMP - and unless you have something constructive to say, keep your personal dislikes of me to yourself. Huh - Mr. JMP. The board has a moderator, and I don't recall asking you to critique every post I make. Say something nice, or don't say it at all. I'm sick of you shadowing me and trying to slander me. Stop it now.
  3. by   P_RN
    May an old lady speak up. My gut reaction would be to break out in an old fashioned ROFLMAO!

    Just laugh him off. Let him stand there at the trap and wonder what the "joke" is.

    And you have my permission to ROFLMAO every single time you see him. Personally I'd refuse to get into a pi$$in' contest.
  4. by   Jay Levan
    I am really surprised at all my associates here for not suggesting the obvious Why doesn't this OR nurse just move the stupid linen cart to the other end of the hallway he he I know this is a little camoflage but hey if the tiger is roaring why not???
  5. by   babynurselsa
    Poor KC,
    People like this seem to be one of the sad realities of nursing.
    Where I am currnetly working we have one, I call her "the little troll." I will never forget the big hurrah one morining about all of the blanks I left on an adnit sheet in fromt of both shifts at shift change. I stood there for a moment thinking to myself. I decidied that since I knew I would be back that evening and I knew that the patieint would still be there I would find and fix anything upon my return that pm. So I left. There she stood with the chart in her hands watching my happy little butt as it exited.
    when I returned that night I discovered the only blank I had left was not drawing a line through a box that contained no information, nor did it require any. Was I ever glad that that am I had not given her the satisfaction of going over there that morning as she put on her big production that day because I am sure that whereever that chart would have becomce lodged i would have gotten into trouble.
  6. by   JMP
    Mario
    When you decide to post your comments on things you clearly know nothing about, situations you have NO experience in, and most of the time your posts are, well, somehow intentionally naive.......I feel I have to speak up. If you don't like it, well, too bad.

    As far as "hate" goes....... hum, I don't even know you, how could I hate you. That comment suggests to me a level of immaturity that I hae suspected and now have confirmed.

    I don't comment on every post you make- I don't have that kind of time- I work full time and I am in school part time- take a look at when I joined this board and how many posts I have made. Don't be so egocentric.

    If you make a post and you are talking about something YOU clearly don't know anything about- like this one, or the "squeaking heart" thing- which, by the way........your latest post makes absoutely NO SENSE.....you should seek medical attention........ you put yourself on the board.......... be prepared for correction and or my opinion. That is what it is all about.
  7. by   Jay Levan
    I have a question, "How did this discussion deteriorate into a conversation about egos?????" Just wondering, but it seems to me that Mario, attempted at first to lighten things up a bit, then he started, a different direction(This picture of me,vs. that picture of me) and finally began "ragging" on someone he doesn't know, and hasn't heard that nurses side of the controversy. Please inform me if I am wrong. As for JMP, boy do you have a load of anger, or what? I still think that the controversy could be solved with a little bit of improvisation(example- Move the cotton-pickin cart and take a few things off to allow that she tried to do the stocking but with three surgeries, eight hours without a break, she couldn't do more than she did.) :-) Jay
  8. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of Texas

    If people would ony do what they are supposed to do, and work together, get along with each other. Then nursing would be so much easier and happier and more pleasant. Life can be better.

    keep it in the short grass yall
    teeituptom
  9. by   ERNurse752
    I know what you mean...I had a situation like that at work last week. I busted my @^$ all night in the shock rooms, finally got all my pts upstairs about 0600, and stocked my 6 rooms as well as I could before 07. Nasty Nurse took over for me and laid into me that things were out of place on the counters, not two IV poles in every room...just general nitpicking, and said that "if people can't do it right, they shouldn't even bother." I was ready to stroke when I heard that, after the night I had...12 hours, no break etc. Told her the kind of night I had and that my pts were my first priority, and thanks to me I left her with no pts to start out with.
    Next time, I probably won't be so polite...
    Mean people suck!
  10. by   KC CHICK
    Jay, dear....it's not the cart that is the issue for me. The issue is the disrespect that I heard when this other nurse stated "THIS IS MY TRAP FOR DAY PEOPLE....TO SEE IF THEY DID ANYTHING.".

    I am sticking with my original decision.....THE CART ISN'T MOVING AN INCH......PERIOD. If this guy has a problem with it, he can simply schedule a meeting with our dept. manager. I am ready and willing to have a conversation with both of them....she might want to know how a new nurse is "welcomed" on his shift.
    As for the sign idea, I have rethought that....wouldn't make me look very good if I did it.

    Mario....you REALLY need to develop a thicker hide if you're planning on becoming a nurse. If JMP is setting you off this much on the boards, how much is that doc gonna get you upset when he's in your face YELLING? I guess the hide will develop in time.

    Thanks for the support everyone....keep your thoughts coming.
    Anne:roll
  11. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    This seems to be a theme that paralells other alied health positions.
    Have you ever heard an oncoming shift in any department saying "The shift I follow is just so hardworking and wonderful!"?
    It's human nature to think YOU are the hardest worker and YOU are always cleaning up after someone because YOU are the most dedicated professional.

    Of any shifts' major pet peeves, regardless of hospital or job description, whining about the previouse shifts' lazy work ethic has got to be at the top.

    The aspect of this that is most disturbing is that the nurse in question would have to believe that management somehow sees fit to adequately staff some shifts while leaving his short-staffed. That's the only way to see your shift as being "lazy".

    Where do you suppose he got that notion? Perhapse from managements short-staffing strategies over many months or years of bitterness.

    There's no better tool for dividing nurses against nurses like report at shift change. Much to managements glee
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    Wow Peeps - that is great. Didn't you say you are in school? Having a good time with finals this week?
    Beware of the headless horseman who gallops around these threads and has tried to cut me down because he thinks if your not an RN, you have no place to offer advice. Sleepy hollow is not always so sleepy.

    Sorry about barking. It doesn't mean I am angry. After you express yourself, the emotion is free, and you can feel liberated. Having a thick skin is good, but also can be not so good, as some people become emotionless or "hard boiled"
    Contempt usually gets a reaction if directed toward me.
  13. by   135ctv
    Originally posted by JMP
    Mario
    When you decide to post your comments on things you clearly know nothing about, situations you have NO experience in, and most of the time your posts are, well, somehow intentionally naive.......I feel I have to speak up. If you don't like it, well, too bad.

    ...

    I don't comment on every post you make- I don't have that kind of time- I work full time and I am in school part time- take a look at when I joined this board and how many posts I have made. Don't be so egocentric.

    If you make a post and you are talking about something YOU clearly don't know anything about- like this one, or the "squeaking heart" thing- which, by the way........your latest post makes absoutely NO SENSE.....you should seek medical attention........ you put yourself on the board.......... be prepared for correction and or my opinion. That is what it is all about.
    JMP, as you also "put yourself on the board", I hope you are "prepared for correction and or my opinion".

    First, looking back over the posts in this thread, people suggested many different ways of handling this situation. There is no overall RIGHT way, people were making suggestions. The suggestions were based upon each responders previous experiences or personality. If you don't feel that a certain post or thread applies or is of interest to you, you have the option of not reading it. The originator of this post was looking for input, and Mario gave his input. You don't have to agree with it.

    Second, regarding your statement: "I don't comment on every post you make- I don't have that kind of time- I work full time and I am in school part time- take a look at when I joined this board and how many posts I have made. Don't be so egocentric." I did a search of your posts and it seems that you do have posts which respond to Mario in a negative manner. Based upon your responses, it is my opinion that the "ego" lies with you more than with Mario.

    Third, I see by your biography that you started as an RN in May 2001. That's less than a year. I'm sure that there is more about nursing that you can learn and will learn as time goes by.

    Finally, I've learned over my 20+ years in the workforce that it doesn't matter how many degrees you accumulate, how far you are promoted in your field, or how many years experience you have, if you look hard enough, there is always something you can learn from those less experienced or less educated then yourself. Diversity is a good thing. If everyone posting to these threads were very experienced nurses, you would only see ideas and input based upon that experience. It would exclude the input and opinions of student nurses, unlicensed personnel, and even nurses like you, JMP, who have yet to reach their one year point.

    I read these threads because I work with and for nurses. I think that I will be better able to assist the nurses I work with if I have a better understanding of their day-to-day responsibilities and the issues they face. I have no interest in being a nurse - I enjoy what I'm doing now. I was originally interested in this thread, because I have seen CNAs who behave in the same manner as the night RN and was interested in reading the responses. I read responses that I found constructive until I came to your post, JMP. It is my opinion that your post seemed not only egotistical, but a personal attack. However, you have a right to your opinion, just as Mario has a right to his. I would just prefer to read posts that stick to the subject matter of the thread and do not get into personal attacks.

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