Threatened dismissal because of wrinkly clothes :0( - page 7

Hey everyone, I was just trying to get some opinions of an incident that happened to me recently. I was pulled aside by the director of my nursing program, and was told that if I wore wrinkly... Read More

  1. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    And as for scrubs being ironed, supposedly the uniform company that washes ours at work also irons them, but they looked better before management decided to get them ironed (hospital supplies scrubs for the ER, Maternity, OR, Cardiac Cath). So now the shirt pockets look chewed up, the pants have 3 creases per side on the front. Lovely.


    Of course, i guess because i'm not taking them home myself to iron them makes me lazy and not serious about nursing .
    Well, I'm certainly glad to see that you're not attempting to justify your behavior...:roll
  2. by   destiny5
    I use the cheaper version of Downy and it's called Wrinkle Releaser.(I know nursing school takes a toll on many peoples pockets) They sell it at Family Dollar for $1.50 a bottle. I've been using it for a few years and it works great. I can honestly say, I use my iron about 6 times per year. I just finished nursing school and I never had a complaint from an instructor about being wrinkled----& believe me they were looking for things to "correct". When I tell people I never use the iron in my house they find it soooo hard to believe. It's easy really. As soon as the clothes finish drying no matter wher you are home or laundromat HANG THEM UP IMMEDIATELY. When I used to go to the laundromat I would take tons of hangers with me. It saved me from having to fold then unfold @ home and then hang up. What a waste of time. Hope this helps.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Well, I'm certainly glad to see that you're not attempting to justify your behavior...:roll
    They say acceptance is the first step to recovery.
  4. by   mamason
    To the origional poster...Could you iron your uniform the night before clinicals? That is what I used to do. I hate ironing, but, wewere told in school that our uniforms needed to be clean and pressed.It made it much easier to get ready in the morning. I have used the dryer trick that someone suggested earlier. It works also, if you're pressed for time.
  5. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    They say acceptance is the first step to recovery.
    Hello, my name is Mercy and I'm lazy...
  6. by   ladyinred667
    Quote from kenny b
    My wife is from The Philippines and she brought some kind of hard, white substance (like rock almost). She says it's natural deoderant from PI. You might check that out if you don't like the chemicals in deoderant.
    I was going to suggest that as well. I had a boyfriend who didn't like chemicals either. I think you can find it at a Beauty Supply store. I don't remember where else he got it.
  7. by   ladyinred667
    Quote from FutureNurse35
    I just ironed my clothes for work this morning. I timed myself and took me 7 minutes!!!
    I don't even take that long :wink2: I lay my clothes out on my bed and give them a quick once over right before I run out the door for clinicals. It's a polo and a pair of navy scrub pants that are pretty heavy, so they are not really wrinkled but I like to make it look sharp.
  8. by   Kim O'Therapy
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Hello, my name is Mercy and I'm lazy...
    Welcome Mercy! My name is Kim O'Therapy and I'm a wrinklholic! I've been starched for almost a year now and am very proud of myself now. If it weren't for my sponsor (sniff sniff) showing me how to iron (wipes tear from eye)......I......I...I'd be in the gutter or wearing polyester all the time. Thanks for letting me share.

    LOL
  9. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Kim O'Therapy
    Welcome Mercy! My name is Kim O'Therapy and I'm a wrinklholic! I've been starched for almost a year now and am very proud of myself now. If it weren't for my sponsor (sniff sniff) showing me how to iron (wipes tear from eye)......I......I...I'd be in the gutter or wearing polyester all the time. Thanks for letting me share.

    LOL
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    I just tossed my uniform in the washing machine. When I get up at 1:45 a.m. to get ready for work, I put my uniform in the dryer with a dryer sheet. I shower, dry my hair, put on anti-perspirant/deodorant (ya need both), and then get my uniform out of the dryer and put it on. Wrinkle free.

    I know how to iron. Sometimes I even like to iron. When my olders kids were little I would put the ironing board up in the living room and watch tv while I ironed. It was kind of theraputic. . .

    Seems simple to me to just toss a wet uniform in the dryer and then put it on when you are ready to leave for work. Or as others have said, hang it up after taking it from the dryer.

    Funny thread . .

    steph
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Kim O'Therapy
    Welcome Mercy! My name is Kim O'Therapy and I'm a wrinklholic! I've been starched for almost a year now and am very proud of myself now. If it weren't for my sponsor (sniff sniff) showing me how to iron (wipes tear from eye)......I......I...I'd be in the gutter or wearing polyester all the time. Thanks for letting me share.

    LOL
    Well, uh, hmm, my name is Marie and i'm lazy.

    It all started with getting 3 hours of sleep last night and then getting called into work at 2am. :uhoh21: Then i came home and slept till 10 am, only for school to call and say that class would be canceled for this evening since the professor had an out-of-town emergency. Then i surfed online for an hour and took another nap. Then i went into work for 6 hours and worked on preference sheets, and ordered more joint implants. Then i came home and made reservations, then a couple hours later met my husband (COUGH) for dinner. Then came home and changed into sweats and flannels and watched TV. Luckily my sponsor caught me before i started wearing polyester.
  12. by   Kim O'Therapy
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Well, uh, hmm, my name is Marie and i'm lazy.

    It all started with getting 3 hours of sleep last night and then getting called into work at 2am. :uhoh21: Then i came home and slept till 10 am, only for school to call and say that class would be canceled for this evening since the professor had an out-of-town emergency. Then i surfed online for an hour and took another nap. Then i went into work for 6 hours and worked on preference sheets, and ordered more joint implants. Then i came home and made reservations, then a couple hours later met my husband (COUGH) for dinner. Then came home and changed into sweats and flannels and watched TV. Luckily my sponsor caught me before i started wearing polyester.
    LMAO :wink2: I feel your pain.
  13. by   ltg623
    Was this a one time occurence or have you been spoken to before about wrinkles or other issues like this. You do know nurses eat their young right??? Sometimes I thinksome actually chew them up. spit them out and stomp on them for good measure! I hate wrinkles and do iron however taking stuff out of the dryer right when it is done and hanging it up works just as well. At least you don't have to wear white polyester with pin-tucking down the front and a blue striped pinafore.....yeah and oh by the way I am 40 something and it made my rather well endowed chest FLAT....want to talk about pretty ??????

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