working on Christmas? - page 17

I've been a nurse for almost 8 years. I have always volunteered to work EVERY holiday (newyears, 4th of July, Thanksgiving etc...) just to have Christmas off to be with my family. I am 6 months... Read More

  1. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Get over it? Not when a 1950s-ish comment is made in 2005 LMAO.
    Sorry, I didn't realize you were having a hard time right now. It explains why you are so sensitive about the comment I made. :icon_hug: I'd delete it if people hadn't quoted from it. I guess as someone who loves children so much and loves being a parent and being married, it's hard for me to understand why people wouldn't want kids. So when people insult others about our "reproductive choice" it just sounds like bitterness. Maybe I was wrong. Sorry to offend.
  2. by   fergus51
    Quote from jenrninmi
    I don't think having children is hard at all. I am very lucky to have my wonderful kids. I've loved every stage. But I've always loved children and must say that my husband and I are very good parents.
    Good for you. I have a lot of respect for people who choose to be good parents. I haven't made that choice and don't know if I will or not. I get how parents love their kids so much they can't understand why some people wouldn't want kids, but trust me, there are a lot of reasons some of us are hesitant to have kids:chuckle . I don't consider it insulting to point out that parents chose to become parents and they need to own that without expecting me to rearrange my life to accomodate their choices. I just consider that logical. Like I said, my only bitterness towards the mothers among my coworkers come when they expect me to give and give and give so that all they do is take and take and take. But, I feel the same way about childless coworkers who do that.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Sorry, I didn't realize you were having a hard time right now. It explains why you are so sensitive about the comment I made.
    If i'm taking a stab at the "hard time" you are refering to, that has NOTHING to do with my opinion on your comment. I've always been annoyed by the idea that someone needs a man in their life to be happy.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    If i'm taking a stab at the "hard time" you are refering to, that has NOTHING to do with my opinion on your comment. I've always been annoyed by the idea that someone needs a man in their life to be happy.
    Which includes yourself, right?
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from jenrninmi
    Which includes yourself, right?
    What, that i need a man in my life to be happy?
  6. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    What, that i need a man in my life to be happy?
    I don't know. I guess it's something you need to ask yourself, not me. Why can't you just accept my apology as that - an apology, instead of trying to carry it on and on?? :uhoh21:
  7. by   Nurse Ratched
    Folks, this thread has ventured WAAAAY too personal. How about we all agree that no one is more or less worthy of having Christmas off. If anyone feels that strongly about being off, then it's their responsibility to not work a job that offers services on that day. Anyone who chooses to help out a co-worker by voluntarily offering to work a holiday in their stead gets bonus Karma points.

    Let's allow this argument to rest until next November.

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