What do your coworkers do to annoy you? - page 10

Last night when I got report from the RN who was leaving, he told me the doc had ordered a stat med for one of my patients. After report, I checked the chart, and found the order timed for a half... Read More

  1. by   Gator,SN
    Today, one of them breathed and it was annoying.
    Ever have those days??

    Seriously, one particular co-worker stands in the room and talk to the patients....forever!, then asks everyone to help her get her work done and whines if no one wants to help.

    Her evil twin who works on the unit (a nurse) likes to talk to the patients too, but she makes nasty comments about them afterward and tells their business. I think she missed the inservice on confidentiality.

    Stinky co-workers who fell in the bottle of perfume before coming to work.

    Ok, I'm done.
    Gator
  2. by   aussie oi oi oi
    My pet hate as such, well I am with RNinICU, I hate sharp containers that are full, having a needlestick injury a few years ago has given me a healthy respect for sharps, as in it being another job to change we are all responsible for pt care and that of our colleagues, what if we could prevent an injury to ourselves or our co workers and then the flip side is if you change it and the NA find out then if they are like ours they will return the favour and if you need help then they will give it.

    My other pet hate is change of shift and there is 1 ml of heparin or tridal left in the syringe and people leave it to the next shift, just after handover!!!!!

    A little bit of consideration goes a long way and as for the RN saying it is not his job well bud better go look up team work!

    But what do I love about my colleagues???? They can get the blood when I can't, they bring in coffee and when the chips are down they support me through the tough times. For those of you who have been on this site for a while will remember when nurses have written in feeling really low because they have lost a friend, partner or have had abusive pts, you will find a lot of replies of support to these people from others that only know them as a log on address. Nursing is tough at the moment but I would rather have no other profession as when I have needed support or encouragement it often comes from my colleagues and even those colleagues I don't know.

    It is so easy to see all the problems in nursing or any profession but after a run of pts who will never see their next birthday, it reminds me of why I chose to be a nurse and the positive aspects it can and does have.

    To all the nurses going to work have a great day and know that you do really do a GREAT job:kiss
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Originally posted by aussie oi oi oi
    My pet hate as such, well I am with RNinICU, I hate sharp containers that are full, having a needlestick injury a few years ago has given me a healthy respect for sharps, as in it being another job to change we are all responsible for pt care and that of our colleagues, what if we could prevent an injury to ourselves or our co workers and then the flip side is if you change it and the NA find out then if they are like ours they will return the favour and if you need help then they will give it.

    My other pet hate is change of shift and there is 1 ml of heparin or tridal left in the syringe and people leave it to the next shift, just after handover!!!!!

    A little bit of consideration goes a long way and as for the RN saying it is not his job well bud better go look up team work!

    But what do I love about my colleagues???? They can get the blood when I can't, they bring in coffee and when the chips are down they support me through the tough times. For those of you who have been on this site for a while will remember when nurses have written in feeling really low because they have lost a friend, partner or have had abusive pts, you will find a lot of replies of support to these people from others that only know them as a log on address. Nursing is tough at the moment but I would rather have no other profession as when I have needed support or encouragement it often comes from my colleagues and even those colleagues I don't know.

    It is so easy to see all the problems in nursing or any profession but after a run of pts who will never see their next birthday, it reminds me of why I chose to be a nurse and the positive aspects it can and does have.

    To all the nurses going to work have a great day and know that you do really do a GREAT job:kiss

    GREAT RESPONSE!! Looking for the positive in our co-workers certainly helps change our perspective.

    My philosophy is that everyone makes mistakes or has a bad day and I guess my "peeve" would be the blaming that goes on between nurses and shifts. Unless it is something that endangers the patient, I figure we have all forgotten to do something and I'm not gonna jump down someone's throat or gripe behind someone's back. We are a 24 hour team . . . . whose goal is great patient care and advocacy. No one is perfect.

    :kiss
  4. by   AmyRN1227
    My pet peeve would have to be other RNs who aren't willing to help out new nurses on the floor that are on orientation or who are "bothered" when you ask them a question about something. How do they expect to keep or get any new nurses if they have attitudes like that?
    Amy
  5. by   GPatty
    1) Nurse who don't finish their work and pass it on to me to do after they take most of their day gabbing with each other.

    2) Nurses who are backstabbers. Who take the blame for NOTHING, even when they are wrong.

    3) CNA's that feel they don't have to help answer call lights because it's "not their patient".

    4) Messy nurses desks, that I clean up every night after 1st shift leaves.

    5) Nurse who spill liquid meds on the med carts and don't wipe it up.

    6)Nurses and CNA's alike who talk about and make fun of patients.

    7) Caregivers who talk about patients and their condition in front of them!

    and the list goes on and on...but these are some of my biggest.
  6. by   redshiloh
    I really hate nurses who continue to complain about staffing even when it IS adequate. We have a group that has a gripe session QS, if they'd just hush and get to work it would'nt be so bad!
    Another peeve I have is nurses who continually talk about 'when things were done right around here'
  7. by   Brita01
    Originally posted by Gator,SN
    Today, one of them breathed and it was annoying.

    I know the feeling
  8. by   udontwannabme
    I have only been an aid for 4 months. I don't really feel that I got great training. I really hate it when I forget something, and have to hear it from someone other than the person that took my spot on the next shift. Tell me so I can try to make an effort to be better. Don't tell everyone else so I can screw up for a couple extra days before I even know what I did wrong. I really strive to be good at what I do.
  9. by   BBFRN
    Welcome to the passive-agressive world of nursing.
  10. by   mamabear
    Rude, incompetent, lazy, cowardly, racist, sexist, OCD buffoons who are kept on the job solely on the basis of their attendance record and their gender (well, he's a male presence...) :angryfire
  11. by   gizzy76
    Just thought of another one.... people I work with who are NOT team players. Although there are standards of care for each resident in our LTC, there are a certain few who do not follow the "rules".

    For example, when to change a dressing on a thick eschar covered heel ulcer and found that a piece of telfa half on the wound and the telfa was stuck to it. Also, there was drainage from an open incision by the pinky toe. I have worked with this resident off and on for 2 weeks and that sore on the side of her foot was almost healed. I dressed the wound properly with intrasite and jelonet and wrapped her foot up with Kling to keep it all in place. When I went to chart on it in the computer, I quickly looked back to see what had been charted on the day before. Sure enough, this LPN had charted that the dressing was done the "proper" way, but needless to say, I saw that it had not been done that way! This woman later on in the day proceeded to use a stand-lift on a 80 year old woman with poor weight bearing abilities instead of the slinglift that had been ordered.
    When I approached her about the matter (seeing as I was in charge) this LPN began ranting and raving about how this little ol lady is just fine in the standlift and that she (the LPN) is continually treated like she has no brain and can't make sound decisions on her own. It was excuses for everything.
    Also, to finish off, she enjoys telling everyone else what to do. She came into the report room as I was doing some charting and informed me that one of the residents had been loose and instructed me to hold the noon dose of Colace. I nodded and began to think of whether the resident got the colace in liquid or pill form so I would remember to remove it from her pills when this LPN goes "Colace is Docusate Sodium just so you know". I immediately looked toward the door and smiled and said "yes, I am fully aware of that thank you." She left then to rush off to tell someone else what needed to be done that day.

    Man that chaps my hiney!
    "
  12. by   Mofe'ny
    Well, what really gets me is when I got to work the other night and was told," I am so glad to see you, this kid has not quit screaming all night long, and I am sick of it." My sweet response" Babies CRY!!!" I didn't add----- Especially in the NICU, where we are just about torturing them sometimes and you won't even get off your lazy buns to give him a pacifier or attempt repositioning him or change his diaper." AAAAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! If you don't want to EVER hear a baby cry don't work NICU or newborn nursery!!!
    Not restocking is my biggest pet peeve that is non-patient care related.
    Or telling me "If you see that I forgot to chart something can you call me- I've got something really important to do (a party) and can't stay any longer." This at 15 minutes prior to the end of scheduled shift! Sure, I'm going to know that you didn't chart something from 10:00A at midnight--- but I'll be questioning whether you did it or not."
    Most people I do not mind cleaning up after because I know that they work and don't normally leave stuff, but the above are the ones that just really get to me.
  13. by   RNIAM
    Ok, the one thing that my co-workers do that really sends me is


    BREATH!!! lol just kidding

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