is your efficiency misinterpreted as lazy ? - page 5

Do people take your efficiency as you're lazy. Lol. I'm too good at this, tho and I think that is why this Job is affecting me so harshly. 3 hours into my shift, my assessments, documenting, and... Read More

  1. Visit  gloryfied} profile page
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    @ladyfree28

    I help my peers, and aides, consistinely check on pts. I just know that those who chit chat all night are used to being helped, therefore they lean on that.
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  3. Visit  gloryfied} profile page
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    @NewbieNeedsHelp

    lol. I agree with you totally Im cool calm and collective, and i help discretlly. check my other posts, I help alot of patients discretly, without bragging, like my teammates. But hey, I take it as God sees what Im doing. But yea, @imintrouble, if you can point out these things as you did, you've certainly done them yourself. How do you notice these things, when you are so "busy". hmm
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 15, '13 : Reason: TOS/divisive
  4. Visit  jadelpn} profile page
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    Quote from gloryfied
    @ Joanna73 That is my point. I have worked here long enough to know who would chat up for the half of the shift, and run around like a chicken with their head cut off. My point is, if I come to work and put aside the priority of socializing to get my work done, is that fair for you to sip coffee with your legs crossed all night, simply expecting a nurse to do half your job in the morning with you, because they are finished on time, and you are not.

    I can't hold myself responsible for other nurses who continuously do the same thing. it's like you've helped them 10 times, for now they think , you'll always step in.

    It's good to sit back at times, so they can feel the heat sometimes. I think .
    I was following you until this statement. This is not a game, nor a reality TV show, and no one needs to "feel the heat" at the expense of patients. If a nurse is choosing to socialize as opposed to work until morning, that is something that needs to be brought up to the powers that be, and honestly, if you are getting your work done in a couple hours then sitting for the rest of the shift, how are you any different than them? That you don't socialize ? Each nurse has their own style and practice. I am not suggesting that one needs to chit chat with coffee while bells are ringing ignored or some such foolishness. One of the most irritating things is not that one sits because their work is done, nor one who sits because they don't start work until later, but one who has satisfaction in co-workers being in the weeds. That is a bit scary. And hopefully, you are never in a position with a patient that you are in the weeds, and your co-workers want you to "feel the heat" because it is 6 am and you have been sitting since 2am.....
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    Quote from gloryfied
    @ Joanna73 That is my point. I have worked here long enough to know who would chat up for the half of the shift, and run around like a chicken with their head cut off. My point is, if I come to work and put aside the priority of socializing to get my work done, is that fair for you to sip coffee with your legs crossed all night, simply expecting a nurse to do half your job in the morning with you, because they are finished on time, and you are not. I can't hold myself responsible for other nurses who continuously do the same thing. it's like you've helped them 10 times, for now they think , you'll always step in. It's good to sit back at times, so they can feel the heat sometimes. I think .
    Agreed. However, after a period of noticing those trends, I would probably take those people aside and talk with them. Otherwise, same people start accusing you of being "lazy" and/ or spreading rumours.
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  6. Visit  beckyboo1} profile page
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    Quote from gloryfied
    @beckyboo1 rubbed you the wrong way? that could be taken so many other ways, and you took it how you saw it, just like BrandonLPN took it how he saw it, and just like I wrote it how i saw it when i was saying it. lol. Please, if your close minded, you will only take it one way and one way only.
    I'm far from closed minded, I saw the only way I could see it. And Brandon saw it a different way when he read what you said more closely. I don't intend to argue with you about it. You think what you are doing is fine. I just don't agree. And no, I'm not an inefficient nurse who sits with her feet up drinking coffee half the shift.
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    Quote from beckyboo1
    I'm far from closed minded, I saw the only way I could see it. And Brandon saw it a different way when he read what you said more closely. I don't intend to argue with you about it. You think what you are doing is fine. I just don't agree. And no, I'm not an inefficient nurse who sits with her feet up drinking coffee half the shift.
    And most importantly, OP--don't ever ever practice in such a way that "I am too good at this". Especially in acute care. Because your patient can turn on a dime, even if they appear to be stable. And while you are hanging at the nurses station watching your co-workers run around. It is dangerous to be that egotistical in this job.
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  8. Visit  gloryfied} profile page
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    @jadelpn...I hear you point. but if you can, understand that I find NO sort of pleasure in watching my co workers running around like a chicken with their head chopped off. No way. I guess how I type, reads different from what i mean. I don't want anyone to feel the heat, and if they are feeling it, that is something they brought on themselves. What I do mean is that, when you find yourself always behind, NOT because you had a busy group, but decided chit chatting was more important, BUT not getting right to work, because you have settled in your mind that your coworkers will offer help ( BECAUSE, WE DO, ALL THE TIME), thats a problem to me.


    ...and I may be a bit defensive in the situation, because I have turned down conversation with others who began talking to me about someone and walked off, and after deciding to let some nurses handle the workload they let pile up on themselves, as soon as that decision was made, i was called into the office months months ago that some coworkers dont think i help out. It annoys me that my decision to let some people i have helped alot before do the work they should be responsible for on their own, has struck the thinking that im always sitting around .

    ...AND you are always gossippig, forgetting chart checks, and assessments and documentation.

    ..and i don't literally sit there from 2am. that was rhetorical. clearly i check on my patients, they call for pain meds, i help pt's to the bathroom,get them something to snack on, whatever.
  9. Visit  gloryfied} profile page
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    @joanna73 I think, that in this field, objective is the only thing i trust.
    I can care less about people who discuss people all the time. I was never brought up like that to try to get gossipers to like you. At the end of my day, if my boss calls me in and says your coworkers says your lazy" for example.
    I can only tell her, check my assessm, chart checks, my med rec or administration, go and see each of my patients, ask them how much they saw me tonight, doctors were called for such critical labs, i got necessary orders for such and such situation, so...tell me again, what I didn't get done that says im lazy please?


    Because after being highly attacked and judged being here for not socializing enough, or being intrigued by gossip stories, i have heard lies about myself, this nursing field is filled with good nurses, and then there's bitter ones. I am not interested in gaining the acceptance of unpredictable people. People are people, and as for the work i do, it gets done. Rumors are everwhere, don't spend any of your time trying to correct it, when you have your objective evidence to void those rumors.
  10. Visit  fifita2010} profile page
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    Gloryfied, I am like you. I get to work, do my job and I am ALWAYS out on time, unless an emergency erupts. I'll help a little bit for the ones that didn't organize their time, but not to excess. I'll answer unattended alarms, but I won't do their bloodwork, for example. I am extremely organized and always work as if there WILL be an emergency so I will be prepared when there is.
    Don't give yourself away!!!
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    Quote from fifita2010
    Gloryfied, I am like you. I get to work, do my job and I am ALWAYS out on time, unless an emergency erupts. I'll help a little bit for the ones that didn't organize their time, but not to excess. I'll answer unattended alarms, but I won't do their bloodwork, for example. I am extremely organized and always work as if there WILL be an emergency so I will be prepared when there is.
    Don't give yourself away!!!
    Yes. I am organized and get my work done and get out on time as well. I am getting my BSN online. So on my down time I am doing homework. I sit outside of patient room with the WOW or COW whatever it is called....computer on wheels and answer lights as needed. Other nurses populate at nursing station and talk on their down time. They often come to me and check on me to see what I'm doing and try to get me involved in their conversation or have me go do different sorts of tasks. It seems to upset them that I don't go and BS with them. To me it is a waste of time. Me doing homework after my work is done and them sitting around talking......it's all "a waste of time", I would rather "waste" my time doing something productive is all.


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