The are betting Against ME~ - page 3

My Dh let the cat slip outta the bag today! His workplace has a RUNNING bet that I will not finish w/ my BSN degree simply because we are in the process of adopting a baby girl from Russia!... Read More

  1. by   nurse51rn
    I don't know that I would have been able to be so positive about that betting pool. Do you think it is a "guy" thing? Are they (or some of them) feeling threatened by wives or S/O's increased knowledge?
  2. by   kids
    Originally posted by rnnurse2be
    kids-r-fun
    My dh said they have other pools going on right now too...
    When such-n-such is getting divorced ( last marriage lasted 2 months) ect...
    Wow, he does work with a kinds malicious bunch doesn't he, but I guess I can see the *humor* if the persons last marriage made it 2 months, I'd bet the person being bet on doesn't find it very funny. Then again the "dead pool" at my dh's work wasn't very nice either, but at least they were betting on the death of very old public figures and not a co-worker.
  3. by   ST_NURSE_MLD
    Got to love those men..:roll
  4. by   manna
    Wow, sounds like your DH works with a bunch of jerks!

    My husband has friends like this, they're constantly telling him things like, "you know it's going to take your wife 10 years to finish school, etc."

    He doesn't get any pity from me over it. If he'd get a decent job making more than $10K a year so I could quit MY job and go to school full-time, maybe I could get through a little bit quicker! URGH!

    Sorry, pet peeve. Vent over. LOL
  5. by   agent
    Originally posted by ST_NURSE_MLD
    Got to love those men..:roll
    yes you do.. and it goes both ways. My wife wasnt always the most supportive person.
  6. by   ST_NURSE_MLD
    Family support is so very important in nursing school. However, it "can" be done with out it.... Although my friends have disappeard, my dh supports me. And, this BB helps me a great deal.

    Off the subject: I'm interested to see what happens on the BB after everyone gets back to school, 2 things are going to happen....

    1) Posts drop because no one has time to post.
    -or-
    2) Threads pop up like crazy because we are all busting at the seams.
  7. by   agent
    ill only have my one class, so ill still post.

    intercultural communications = :zzzzz
  8. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    ill only have my one class, so ill still post.
    intercultural communications = :zzzzz
    Sounds like a bore... is that like a speech class?

    I'm taking 13 hours, but still have my 40+ hour a week job, so I'm stuck in front of this computer for that long a week regardless. Might as well spend it browsing the web and not doing actual work. LOL!
  9. by   agent
    13 hours.. damn. I dont know how you do it..

    Yeah its a speech class about how to communicate successfully with ppl from other cultures. Its part of the nursing curriculum.

    I wasnt able to get into Micro or A&P even though I begged. Hopefully I can take A&P in the spring and pick up micro over the summer???
  10. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    13 hours.. damn. I dont know how you do it..

    I wasnt able to get into Micro or A&P even though I begged. Hopefully I can take A&P in the spring and pick up micro over the summer???
    LOL!

    Sheer determination. I want it so bad I can taste it... and that keeps me going. I'm actually pretty damn proud of myself.

    I'm sure it'll work out. Did you look into taking your sciences anywhere else that would transfer, or would that mess things up? I know the community colleges here even offer A&P completely online - pretty convenient. Maybe Micro too, not sure.
  11. by   agent
    No online option here. I do have 3-4 colleges I can choose from if it comes down to it.
    I'd prefer to go ahead and take the classes at the same school, but..

    As far as the online option, how are the labs handled??
  12. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    No online option here. I do have 3-4 colleges I can choose from if it comes down to it.
    I'd prefer to go ahead and take the classes at the same school, but..

    As far as the online option, how are the labs handled??
    Depending on the course, some labs are done via software (remember the virtual labs that animal rights activists wanted as an option for kids who didn't want to dissect in high school? Same sort of thing LOL)... also for Chem and Gen Bio online you have to buy a separate lab kit with your own little chemicals, beakers, etc. Interesting.
  13. by   agent
    Have you done one of these?

    I might be interested. I would probably have to apply to your school..

    I'd probably have to make sure it'd transfer, but.. I'd be interested to take micro that way.

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