To recommend or not to recommend? - page 3

Recently was told in confidence by a co-worker that my NM refused to write a brand new (less than 2 months off orientation) ICU nurse in our unit a recommendation for a CRNA program and she was... Read More

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    Quote from HappyNurse2005
    I am less willing to say that it is a socioeconomic thing--that those who grew up poor/working poor are more likely to have a strong work ethic. I've met many a person/patient/etc who is of a low socioeconomic status (very poor/poor/working poor/etc) who is very entitled and expects to be given everything, or to get stuff for nothing.

    i think it has more to do with how you were raised in teh sense of how your parents raised you, and not how much money your parents had
    I agree. I grew up middle class, but as the eldest of 6 with a stepmother suffering from RA and a dad going to school and work full time, I was expected to pull my weight and then some--I helped hold my family together. But, I know some people who grew up poor and yet still don't seem to want to work to pull themselves to a better place in life. They like their handouts. And, I know some people who grew up rich thanks to daddy, but are quite lazy and are floundering on their own.

    It seems to be a matter of what sort of expectations one has been taught to live up to...
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    Quote from HappyNurse2005
    I am less willing to say that it is a socioeconomic thing--that those who grew up poor/working poor are more likely to have a strong work ethic. I've met many a person/patient/etc who is of a low socioeconomic status (very poor/poor/working poor/etc) who is very entitled and expects to be given everything, or to get stuff for nothing.

    i think it has more to do with how you were raised in teh sense of how your parents raised you, and not how much money your parents had
    Well, I would say there's a difference between poor/lower class and working class. Some, not all, people who live in poverty do have an entitlement mentality when it comes to government assistance (I'm currently in social work), but I think that working class families, while possibly living close to poverty, tend to instill a work ethic in their children, whether it be by example or necessity. At least, this was what I experienced growing up in a working class community.

    But yes, I agree that upbringing plays a role, ie. a middle class kids may have parents who didn't hand him/her everything in life.
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  3. Visit  MInurse.st profile page
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    Quote from HappyNurse2005
    I am less willing to say that it is a socioeconomic thing--that those who grew up poor/working poor are more likely to have a strong work ethic. I've met many a person/patient/etc who is of a low socioeconomic status (very poor/poor/working poor/etc) who is very entitled and expects to be given everything, or to get stuff for nothing.

    i think it has more to do with how you were raised in teh sense of how your parents raised you, and not how much money your parents had
    I see where coming from.. but SES is going to influence parenting style/upbringing..


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