Vent! What part of the word NO!! do nurses not comprehend??? - page 2

So I go to my new assignment orientation. During the interview, the nurse manager clearly states the staff dress code. All staff must dress in white or X color on this unit. NO PRINTS, no all... Read More

  1. by   CHATSDALE
    mae i wish that there were more people like you not just in classrooms but everywhere cell phones are not appropriate

    op i know what you feel like when i follow3 the rules and other people don't it burns me up
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from puggymae
    Yesterday was the first day of class at our school and 5 minutes after I went over the syllabus statement in regards to cell phones being turned off in class low and behold one starts ringing! I stopped speaking, and told the student to go ahead and leave (and take your stuff with you while your are at it because you are dismissed from my class for the rest of the period). Guess what? Not so much as a hum from a cell phone was heard today.

    :1luvu::flowersfo

    steph
  3. by   NurseyBaby'05
    My micro professor would send you out of class (and he docked for lack of attendance too) if a phone rang during lecture. If it rang or was even anywhere around during a test, you failed. He explained this from day one and would reiterate it before every exam. Do you know a few still went off? And like caroleladybelle was saying, they had the gall to whine when they were told to leave class or that they were getting zeros for their test scores. Of course, he wasn't talking to you. Only to the rest of the class.
  4. by   NurseyBaby'05
    BTW, I understand leaving one on vibrate or silent during class in case of an emergency, but come on, the exams took an hour at the most.
  5. by   EmerNurse
    I've always wondered about the "what part of this don't you get?" people. My employer told me to wear X color scrubs. I wear them. They say X meeting is mandatory. I show up.

    Yes it's professionalism and all that, but at the end of the day, it's common sense. If you want your job, follow the rules OF that job. Whether it's Kmart or nursing. Of course, I've never seen anyone reprimanded for NOT wearing the proper scrubs or for missing those oh-so-mandatory meetings, either. Doesn't change what *I* do. On the day someone finally decides to enforce these things, I'll be ready. Others may be caught with thier (wrong color) pants down. It's as much CYA and common sense as professionalism IMHO. Then again, common sense isn't all that common, is it?
  6. by   LPN0608
    I had a teacher that would add 10 discussion questions to our weekly exams if a cell phone rang in class. He would reconsider if that person apologized in front of the whole class. There was 1 heffer that refused to say I'm sorry, so we all suffered. Of course when she missed a class, no one could seem to find their notes to share with her. LOL.
  7. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from puggymae
    Yesterday was the first day of class at our school and 5 minutes after I went over the syllabus statement in regards to cell phones being turned off in class low and behold one starts ringing! I stopped speaking, and told the student to go ahead and leave (and take your stuff with you while your are at it because you are dismissed from my class for the rest of the period). Guess what? Not so much as a hum from a cell phone was heard today.
    Good for you! It's time to start setting some limits!
  8. by   banditrn
    Quote from SK-222
    On the subject of cell phones in any public place - it's rude. I have my ringer on at home, sometimes while in the car, but when at my employer, at the store, in a class, etc., I either leave it on vibrate if I'm expecting an important call, OR I just turn the phone off, and loved ones know to leave a voicemail that I check at my convenience.
    There was also some study some time back to the effect of phone amongst healthcare providers being amongst the most contaminated of items.
    What I find interesting is how cell phones were a commodity primarily used among rich people at $0.60+/min 15 years ago, now every other teenager has one. Seems 75%+ people think their social world would end without the almighty cell phone! *steps down from soap box*
    NO KIDDING!! I have a cell phone - it stays shut off until I need to use it. I'm of the older generation, so maybe that has something to do with it but I can't stand having the thing ringing when I'm trying to do something else. I probably don't use 5 minutes a month on it.
  9. by   moongirl
    Quote from bethin
    Went to my first Chemistry class yesterday. Professor told us FIVE times to turn cell phones off. Guess how many went off?

    Six. One phone was set to "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake. Really pisses me off. He told us enough times. Whenever a phone rings in class I completely lose my train of thought. Very inconsiderate.
    approach your instructor with how much it bothers you.. maybe he could dock someone 5 pts if their phone rings.
    that would stop it in a hurry
  10. by   SaderNurse05
    I had a professor who had a bucket of water at the front of the class. On the first day he told the class if a phone, beeper, etc. goes off then you will either get a zero on the next test or come to the front and drop it in to see if it floats. What was amazing was the number of students who had perfect phone manners in his class but were always ringing/texting in others!!
  11. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from B300CLB
    I had a teacher that would add 10 discussion questions to our weekly exams if a cell phone rang in class. He would reconsider if that person apologized in front of the whole class. There was 1 heffer that refused to say I'm sorry, so we all suffered. Of course when she missed a class, no one could seem to find their notes to share with her. LOL.
    So why did she do that? Was there a sick child at home? Or was she waiting for the Mayor of Gotham City to call her because she was Batman? Or what????? What was her trip? I guess I just don't understand this kind of either stupidity or selfishness/rebellion. I really am surprised. Genuinely amazed. Please HELP me understand this. :uhoh21: (not)
  12. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from bethin
    Went to my first Chemistry class yesterday. Professor told us FIVE times to turn cell phones off. Guess how many went off?

    Six. One phone was set to "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake. Really pisses me off. He told us enough times. Whenever a phone rings in class I completely lose my train of thought. Very inconsiderate.
    In my Chemistry class, a girl's cell phone rang. Not only did she actually answer it, but she started talking on the phone while the instructor was lecturing! When she was told to leave the classroom, she did, but her casual conversation continued as she strolled out to the hallway. Amazing!:selfbonk:
  13. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Quote from caroladybelle
    I won't even get into the ones with attire that was completely inappropriate: flip flops, sleeveless tanks, low rise pants, jeans, shorts. Or the ones that showed up late, or didn't shut off their cell phones. For goodness sake, one of the ICU nurses was wearing a tinkerbell scrub.
    Not the same situation, but I went to a health care job fair a couple of months ago, and was appalled at the level of 'professionalism' MANY people presented to recruiters through their attire. This job fair was not just aimed at nurses, but health care professionals from all fields. What did I see: Flip flops, tank tops, shorts, sweat pants, old jeans, wrinkly scrubs, VISIBLE THONG STRINGS. I couldn't believe it, especially after having put so much thought the night before debating which of several outfits would present the best image of myself. One of my good friends went to a job fair for Human Resources type people.....she said it was the complete opposite. She said not ONE person showed up dressed down. Makes you wonder why theres such a difference in the health care profession.

    Do people honestly not realize the importance of first impressions, and know what constitutes appropriate workplace attire? Good Grief....

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