What do your coworkers do to annoy you? - page 2

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   moonshadeau
    WOW!

    Amazing that I was going to start a thread to vent just on this subject.

    There is one chick at work in her 30's and she doesn't have her act together at all. When she is listening to report, she is always three thoughts behind and you continually have to repeat yourself. She is very high strung. She is the equivelent of my poodle, only much worse. Everything is a drama. I cringe when I follow her or she follows me.


    I hate high strung people more than anything else.

    I hate when the nurses say that they are going to let the transfer sit downstairs with an hour and half plus left to the shift.

    I hate not nice nurses-particularly ones that don't handle their hot flashes and mood swings well.

    I hate that pharmacy is lazy and won't call in meds ordered because I can handle it, "Its only three meds". GRR.


    Oops, I have to put a lid on the venting.
  2. by   sunnygirl272
    hate the habit of one particualar nurse with whom i work..nice person but not good coworker..spends most of her day ******!ing about how much much work she has..when if she dedicated half that time to actually doing said work..she'd not be so behind...procrastinates, then moves visits to the next day (we do home care)...expects evryone else to pick up her slack i literally do between 3-5x the number of visits that she does...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! gotta go pour a glass of wine and chill out..sorry!!! :angryfire
    Last edit by sunnygirl272 on Jun 17, '02
  3. by   Rustyhammer
    I get annoyed when I come in to work and the nurse I'm relieving is sitting there with a magazine waiting on me (I'm chronically 10 mins early just in case it's hell) and then while getting report I hear of all the things he/she DIDN'T do!
    "So and so needs a U/A and there are these orders to be noted" And I see the trash cans full and the empty pizza boxes in the corner and the floor is a MESS!
    I finally refused the keys until she finished up her work.
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Sometimes, if they're still breathing, then that's enough to really p*ss me off

    Can you tell I had a bad day?

    Heather
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    Here Heather....Have a margarita!
    -R
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Double tequila, OK bud?

    Heather
  7. by   KaraLea
    Originally posted by moonshadeau
    I hate not nice nurses-particularly ones that don't handle their hot flashes and mood swings well.
    I had one co-worker who was really getting on everyone's nerves one day. The nursing supervisor (who really gets along with this lady well) joked to her that she needed some premeren. This co-worker laughed at this...she apologized for getting on everyones nerves. Then ensued a joke fest on "Arial spraying" of premeren. One said "sprinkling". My answer was "Sorry, but I'm Southern Baptist...we don't sprinkle, we dunk". That got the bigest laugh. We could usually joke each other out of bad moods, but there were some people from other shifts who could really bug me.
  8. by   NurseMonkey
    the thing that irritates me the most is the nurses in my facility that do not speak a lick of english. I was told in report that so and so had a blood sugar of 30. I asked her what she did about it... she smiled and said "I gave her her amaryl." Needless to say, I ran out of report started a line and pushed some dextrose for a while. The scary thing is, that nurse still works there.
  9. by   NurseMonkey
    Also the nurses that don't know the difference between Novolin N and Novolin R. Had a nurse (non english speaking again) give 40u of R by mistake. (at least that nurse got fired)
  10. by   hoolahan
    Well, my situation is a tad different, wsince I am doing home health now, but, what irks the living he!! out of me is when the nurse before me tells a pt I will be there between such and such a time. Excuse me? Did you check with me to see if I am not already promised to me in anothe t township at that time????? Ggggrrrrr. Happened again today. To make it worse, the weekend per diem who opened the case wrote up wound care orders, but never ordered the supplies, fortunately I had an extra duoderm in my bag, or the whole purpose of the visit, to change the duoderm and instruct the caregiver how to do so, would have been moot. A note on the front of the chart saying no supplies in home woud be helpful!!! I had another visit in the same building for after 2 :30, but this nurse arranged for the caregiver to be there between 10 and 12. I made it my 11:40, and that was with the pedal to the medal!

    If you used the last supply, order a refill or replace it

    Do NOT make my appt's for me or make promises to pt's that you cannot keep yourself, another nurse may not be able to keep your promises for you.
  11. by   live4today
    Sometimes having certain staff show up for work is enough to annoy me. :chuckle
  12. by   ceecel.dee
    Nurses that STUDY the schudule, analyzing EVERYONE'S hours as being better than hers. Nothing better to do with your time and everyone knowing "there is no way to please you anyway!"
  13. by   ucavalpn
    hate the habit of one particualar nurse with whom i work..nice person but not good coworker..spends most of her day ******!ing about how much much work she has..when if she dedicated half that time to actually DOING said work..she'd not be so behind...procrastinates, then moves visits to the next day (we do home care)...expects evryone else to pick up her slack i literally do between 3-5X the number of visits that she does...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! gotta go pour a glass of wine and chill out..sorry!!!


    Sunnygirl , I think I must have worked with her twin.
    This one would talk to her boyfriend every morning for at least 1/2 hour . She was 1/2 time , but one month she saw a grand total of 5 pt's. She is an FNP and could / should order meds for her pt's , I would put in the orders , she would sign them . I am an LPN and a good one I think , but it scared the he11 out of me to think she would just sign any order I put in . Anything to keep from having to do something.
    Thank God she is not here any more .

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