When someone mocks you for being a nurse - page 4

by fraydar | 13,798 Views | 53 Comments

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 and make a positive difference... Read More


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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?
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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.
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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?
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    I'm a male nursing student. I am mocking you right now!

    Sucka! Thicken that skin!
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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". ';-})>
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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.
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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.
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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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    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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    I went out for dinner with old friends from high school and they know that I am in my final year of nursing. I've told them from the start that I was going to become a registered nurse after high school. One of them who is studying computer science and programming decided to try and mock me inside a restaurant while we were eating. He said things like "when I get old, you can do my bed bath hahaha, I'm going to call over the intercom and ask for you directly to do my bed bath". I was so furious because not only this was not appropriate for a restaurant conversation but, he just insulted me. I confronted him right there and then. I told him, to learn some respect and to shut the Bird up. I literally put him right there in his spot and told him to walk home because I was the one who drove to the restaurant. He didn't laugh after that. Not only am I the only one who is graduating after four years of university but, I am also the only one with a girlfriend, a high paying and stable job and also I have a brand new spanking car. Seriously we need to reinforce to everyone that we are males nurses. If you're a nurse wear that title on your sleeve. Being a nurse is a wonderful title to hold. If you don't the respect that you deserve... Fight for it, don't take anyone's crap. It was tough getting through nursing school as it is. Don't let anyone step over you, judge you or underestimate you. Everyone man the "bird" up and be proud of who and what you are. No one will ever walk over me and talk crap about me because I am a male nurse.


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