What about this, inappropriate or teambuilding? - page 2

I'm not sure about this one. I floated to Med-Surg the other night. This one young nurse is rather likable, sometimes annoying, energetically bubbly, went to school with my son. She's new to the... Read More

  1. by   tencat
    I think that kind of behavior is grand for the break room, but not the nurse's station. Sheesh! Our ER had complaints from patients about doctors and nurses giving each other back rubs at the nurse's station. It's unprofessional, IMHO.
  2. by   GardenDove
    I kind of look at the nurses station as a stage. We are in the public view, anyone can walk up at any time. People get so familiar with one another, and forget that fact.
  3. by   caliotter3
    Gosh, I can imagine what it might have looked like when one of our nurses gave a complete haircut to another nurse at the nurses station one night. It was an inside joke. He was so androgynous, that his gender was questionable, so she gave him a masculine haircut. Middle of the night. Luckily no outsiders to see. Not nearly as unprofessional as some of the other goings on, both at and away from the nurses station.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I think that kind of behavior is grand for the break room, but not the nurse's station.
    Same here, if the hairs are not on the same table i'm eating from :stone
  5. by   UM Review RN
    I think that kind of behavior is grand for the break room, but not the nurse's station. Sheesh! Our ER had complaints from patients about doctors and nurses giving each other back rubs at the nurse's station. It's unprofessional, IMHO.
    I agree, it's unprofessional to do that at the nurse's station. But it's not
    hard to figure out how stuff like that gets to be OK with some people:

    Right next to the eating area in our break room is the bathroom.

    No vent fan, no soundproofing, just a potty and a sink. And hopefully, some Cavicide.

    I almost wonder why they bothered with a bathroom door.
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Jan 14, '07
  6. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Tweety
    I think you're out of your mind. It's perfectly acceptable to pluck eyebrows at the nurses station. Why are you being such a backstabber, eating their young, old troll constantly complaining out immature younger people?
    Oh yes. I agree. ABSOLUTELY out of your mind! How dare you imply that plucking one's co-worker's facial hair in public is anything but sane, cleanly, and an effort to strengthen the team! You should have such professional sensibility to join in on the plucking fest. Heck, invite the patient's son. It could be a therapeutic bonding experience for all. Jacho would have a ball with this one.
  7. by   nickola
    Well....I've seen alot in my 25+ yrs & I've worked alot of hospitals, but that type of behavior would NEVER be acceptable anyplace I've worked!! Save your personal grooming for your time off- the hospital is not paying you to play makeup artist/hair stylist!! Sheesh!! Are we not professionals??
  8. by   santhony44
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    Oh yes. I agree. ABSOLUTELY out of your mind! How dare you imply that plucking one's co-worker's facial hair in public is anything but sane, cleanly, and an effort to strengthen the team! You should have such professional sensibility to join in on the plucking fest. Heck, invite the patient's son. It could be a therapeutic bonding experience for all. Jacho would have a ball with this one.
    And next time, take your wax kit with you and join in the party!!!
  9. by   TrudyRN
    I think any "surgical" procedures are totally out of line at work and also dangerous, due to bugs everywhere. What if those brows get infected? Hmmm???????
  10. by   gitterbug
    So sad this girl went all through school and no one addressed the idea of professional conduct, presenting a positive image. Or she was too busy plucking, filing, painting, and primping to listen. Never had this happen.
  11. by   GardenDove
    Thanks for the feedback, I don't feel like such a stuffy old biddy now. Next time I'll suggest taking such teambuilding activities to the breakroom.
  12. by   Roy Fokker
    Hmmm, I wonder if I can entice her to do a foot massage for me while she's at it... maybe a shave and a trim too!

    Jokes aside - it's completely unprofessional.
  13. by   lilypad2424
    Wait a minute, i'm on to the chin hairs. I get chin hairs, and I love it when one comes out unexpectedly. I will feel it until I get to a pair of tweezers. Sorry, i'm 32.

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