is your efficiency misinterpreted as lazy ? - page 2

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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 chart checks are done. this is... Read More


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    Get off your ass and help everyone else out. Nothing ****** me off more than seeing one person sitting around doing nothing when everyone else is working.
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    I'll put aside the OP's claim that she got all her work done in almost half the time of most nurses. the other nurses apparently need a hand, and you gotta help your coworkers. after that, if you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean, and restock. I have never worked a shift where someone couldn't use a spa-like bath, or a shampoo, or a pedicure. Find something!! It's never PC to sit when your coworkers are running, I'd be annoyed too.
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    I remember a thread a week or so ago with a nurse who didn't really have time to stop their med pass to help toilet/change a resident that they've told a resident to go in their brief if they refused a bedpan, yet I'm hearing that some nurses are done with their work way ahead of schedule and they're sitting around having downtime? That doesn't seem right, and not very team oriented. I'd rather help out a co-worker anyday than watch them run around ragged because of how they manage their time. That doesn't mean I'm going to stay an hour past my shift helping them, but I'm not going sit around taking up space just because I manage my time better.
    Last edit by proud nurse on Jan 13, '13 : Reason: spelling
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    I always help my coworkers. That's what having extra downtime enables one to do. I can't help someone else until my work is done, right? I just don't appreciate being told I finish early because I "cheat".
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    The more I think of it, the more I think the OP might've been just trying to "stir things up" here. But I do have a co-worker just like that who does the bare minimum of work and then sits on her tush the rest of the shift. It doesn't escape the notice of everyone, even other departments.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    I always help my coworkers. That's what having extra downtime enables one to do. I can't help someone else until my work is done, right? I just don't appreciate being told I finish early because I "cheat".
    Brandon,
    Please don't think I'm coming at you. I've read your posts and can tell what an amazing nurse you are. In my mind, you're my favorite co-worker. Like you, I worked in LTC as an LPN for many years so I know you work your butt off every day you go to work. If you finish early it's because you've come up with your own method to the madness. I know this, and would never call this cheating. You aren't the kind of nurse I'm talking about.
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    YES! I have this problem. Not to toot my own horn but I can assess pts, pass meds, chart everything, write my notes and have some coffee and small talk with a patient or too--all before 1000.. And during night shift all before 930 (I rotate)

    One unusually anxious and always stressed nurse told me I must do "half assed" assessments once. Really made me angry...

    It's not our fault we are efficient!
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    You are very efficient! Just a suggestion for your downtime: in the very few opportunities I've had with downtime-I am admittedly not as efficient as you are-- I've gone to each room just to say, "Is there anything you need?" One time I did that, and I discovered a CNA doing the same thing for the exact same reason. We had a good laugh over that and we were braced for the **** to hit the fan because it seemed to be an easy day!
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    I work with efficient nurses too. They seem to be the ones to step out in the hall and ask the one CNA we have for 18 pts, to get the pt some ice water. They seem to be the ones who pats the little old lady's hand and say "I'll get you some help", put on the call light, and walk away when the pt requests you help them to the bathroom. They're the ones who surf the web, but won't answer a single call light when five are going off and the one CNA you have is off the floor for lunch. They're the ones who won't answer the phone, help with an admit that's not theirs, or answer an alarm on a confused patient. They're the nurses who put their blinders on when they come to work and do only what they deem "their job".
    I've watched the nurses I work with who consistently get done with an entire shifts work before midnight. I've watched them do all of the above while they pride themselves on their efficiency.
    Last edit by imintrouble on Jan 13, '13
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    No, because I work my butt off to help the other nurses who need a complete bedding change, a look out for a confused patient, an IV (except not really since I suck at IVs) or a foley thrown in.

    OP also feels troll-y to me.
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