When someone mocks you for being a nurse - page 3

I just had a really ****** night where I was mocked for going to school to be a nurse. I can't explain how frustrated and ******* ****** off I get when people mock me for my decision to be a nurse... Read More

  1. Visit  Eterrybe profile page
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    Me and buddy are in the nursing program and get bugged constantly by people.....yet here, they are working at mcdonalds and we are the ones that get laughed at :/
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  3. Visit  ptmikeyt profile page
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    Honestly I went from being a full time personal trainer going into nursing school I felt the same critique, but if you let anyone get to you to the point you let it affect you... You are going to let it bring you dow... Use it as fuel and smile and go foward... Laugh with them, because you know in your heart this I something you want as that is all that matters. BOOM!
  4. Visit  sacwebb profile page
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    I enjoyed this post! I work in peds as an RN and am starting a DNP PNP program soon. I have been called gay, queer, baby molester, pedophile and so on. Means nothing to me and you just have to let it go every time. I'm the one of my friends that has a job, could buy a new car, saving for my future while my friends go back to school cuz they can't find work. I never brag about my money, success, or gorgeous wife (who was attracted to me for being a peds nurse) I just look past it knowing that I make a difference day in and day out for the little people I see. I'm proud to be a nurse! It gets frustrating at times but I just remember that I am second to my patients always, and they are all that matters.
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  5. Visit  nyrn310 profile page
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    lol i get the occasional focker jokes, but it's all good. TBH i dont think i want to be an RN for more than 5 years. It's just a stepping stone for me.
  6. Visit  ColoradoRocky profile page
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    Quote from nyrn310
    lol i get the occasional focker jokes, but it's all good. TBH i dont think i want to be an RN for more than 5 years. It's just a stepping stone for me.
    Stepping stone to where?
  7. Visit  Kiwiguy profile page
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    I think one of the worst things you can do is get offended when people poke fun at our chosen profession. Instead i have found through trial and error that a humorous response is often the best way to go, one of those one liner responses you can easily find on google is a safe bet. Ive found that if you match their mocking with a joke about it they quickly stop, while if you get offended it only encourages them to continue as they see that their comments have hit a nerve.
  8. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    When I started nursing school, my sister wanted me to quit and go to work with her hubby in the copier factory, and I'd get jokes about wearing a dress.

    The factory is long gone, I've been gainfully employed for but a few weeks, and I'm better off financially than those who liked to tease.

    Who's laughing now?
  9. Visit  plumbtrician profile page
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    I'm a male nursing student. I am mocking you right now!

    Sucka! Thicken that skin!
  10. Visit  Coupeflyer profile page
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    This is what I say when mocked: "When you say that, you really show how ignorant you are on the subject, and if you wan't to sound informed I would be glad to take the time to explain it to you". ';-})>
  11. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    I earn more than I did as an engineer at the same phase of my career and I get paid handsomely for my overtime as opposed to donating it as I did during my engineering career.

    There are at least 20 times more nursing jobs around here than there are engineering jobs... no more relocating for work.

    Nursing is a much more stable job than is engineering.

    As a nurse, I leave the job behind the second I walk out; as an engineer, it was always with me and I was always thinking about how to get ahead of schedule and make up the budget variances.

    I'm already married but were I not... yep, lots and lots of ladies around.

    It's a good job... if you can get a good job.
  12. Visit  Bandido243 profile page
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    It should take more than that to make you angry. There will be some very difficult people/patients to deal with. It's nothang but a thang. People do things man. That's just how it is.
  13. Visit  ColoradoRocky profile page
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    I earn more than I did as an engineer at the same phase of my career and I get paid handsomely for my overtime as opposed to donating it as I did during my engineering career.

    There are at least 20 times more nursing jobs around here than there are engineering jobs... no more relocating for work.

    Nursing is a much more stable job than is engineering.

    As a nurse, I leave the job behind the second I walk out; as an engineer, it was always with me and I was always thinking about how to get ahead of schedule and make up the budget variances.

    I'm already married but were I not... yep, lots and lots of ladies around.

    It's a good job... if you can get a good job.
    You have no idea how happy that makes me! I am coming over from software engineering - and at 40 you are pretty much done, nobody will hire, and you're competing with $70/day outsourcing people in 3rd world countries (who program like crap, but the managers see only accounting, not that its garbage they are getting back), as well as H1B here in the US depressing salaries and work opportunities. It got to the point where I was working 48-52 hours a week regularly to make up for idiotic scheduling and overselling of our capacity. Quality and accountability went out the window. I want to be able to care about my work, and the results.

    But even more important to me is that I will be working with people, not things, and the work will have more meaning than busting my butt for a Chief-level executive to buy his 3rd mansion. I've done some of this as a volunteer (CNA work), and I came home tired, but a lot happier than at my regular job. I look forward to advocating and caring for my patients.
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  14. Visit  RNikkiF profile page
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    I know it is hard but blow them off! You know you're out there making a difference every day! BTW... Just an FYI, the best nurse I have EVER had care for me was male. A nurse is a nurse regardless of gender! I for one am glad to see more men coming into this over-estrogen-filled field. Maybe if more men did, there wouldn't be so much cattiness. Thank you for doing what you do!!!!
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