You won't believe.....

  1. 13
    True story from this morning---

    I'm in break room , reading document student comes in to use computer to preview pts for clinical tomorrow

    Hi I'm Sally student

    Me - still intent on document--mumbles hi

    *silence *

    Student --I guess you don't like students I've heard about nurses eating their young

    Me: still reading--huhh?


    Really? Give me a break
    MoopleRN, poppycat, nrsang97, and 10 others like this.
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  4. 8
    That makes me think of a cartoon from a New Yorker magazine I had on my fridge until it disintegrated. It showed a middle-aged man answering the phone.

    He says: "No, my wife isn't home right now. She's out taking umbrage."
    Last edit by sharpeimom on Oct 10, '13 : Reason: omitted a word
  5. 12
    Oh boy. And I congratulate you on your ability to restrain yourself for pounding that clueless twit into next week.

    Did I say that out loud??
    Fiona59, MoopleRN, poppycat, and 9 others like this.
  6. 5
    Hahaha... I probably would have responded "Yes, I don't like you because you are bothering me with stupid nonsense while I am trying to work."
    Fiona59, anotherone, poppycat, and 2 others like this.
  7. 4
    Lol , everyone. I can only imagine my day if she happens to be with me tomorrow😜
    anotherone, psu_213, MECO28, and 1 other like this.
  8. 11
    aw, she'll be FUN in clinicals.

    Just wait.
    anotherone, MoopleRN, poppycat, and 8 others like this.
  9. 34
    In defense of the student....I would have looked up and smiled and said "Hi.... I'm Esme, is there something I can help you with?"....she is after all a stranger in your breakroom.

    I tell my kids, manners matter......as my daughter enters the nursing world I also explain to her to remain polite regardless of any rudeness she may perceive or encounter as she enters the adult world.
    Hoozdo, Not_A_Hat_Person, krisiepoo, and 31 others like this.
  10. 6
    I wonder if she's a first semester student with little exposure to hospital culture- in that case I would have corrected her gently.

    Now if she's actively trying to kill your patient (ex. trying to give the wrong med without knowing why), that's a different matter entirely.
  11. 29
    I am with Esme here. I go way way WAY out of my way for students. Many times the make the difference between a horrible shift and a bearable shift. Plus I love the chance to help shape a new nurse and show them the way things are done properly. We just got a fresh crop yesterday...first semester, very first time on a hospital floor. By the end of the day they were all thrilled and super excited and super motivated. They thanked us for being so kind to them. When I was a student I was frequently treated horribly. Every nurse out there was once a student. It is a shame that some of them have forgotten where they came from......
    dsb_fam, fashionistaRN, Twinmom06, and 26 others like this.
  12. 5
    Agree with esme & mindlor.


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