Guys: How do you handle the female aggressiveness/possessiveness - page 4

I am currently 24 y.o. in an RN ADN program. Thing is, I'm in a clinical group with all women....which ain't bad but, some of these women do not get along and i'm the neutral guy who they all seem... Read More

  1. by   aeauooo
    Quote from karenG
    men can be just as illogical as woman.
    As far as women and men are concerned, the hardware is the same (i.e., the stuff inside the cranium), but the software is completely incompatible.

    And I hate sports.
  2. by   nursemike
    Quote from aeauooo
    As far as women and men are concerned, the hardware is the same (i.e., the stuff inside the cranium), but the software is completely incompatible.

    And I hate sports.
    Okay, you had me worried for a moment with "the hardware is the same." But I see what you mean. Not sure I quite agree with the PC analogy, though. My sense is that we're running pretty much the same program, but on slightly different platforms. I guess, in nursing, we guys are the Apples. But, Mac or Windows, if we didn't ultimately get mostly the same answers, we'd have been phased out long ago. (No offense intended to any Unix/Linux users out there, of course...)
  3. by   twistedpupchaser
    My butt gets pinched so rarely that each time I check to see if my wallet is still in my back pocket......sighmy:
  4. by   aeauooo
    Quote from nursemike
    Okay, you had me worried for a moment with "the hardware is the same."
    I had considered putting a different spin on the 'hardware' analogy.
  5. by   nursemike
    Quote from aeauooo
    I had considered putting a different spin on the 'hardware' analogy.
    I'm not saying my assessment skills don't have room for improvement, and Lord knows much has changed since I was a randy young buck, but there are some things I'm almost sure I would have noticed.
  6. by   topfrogger
    During the past 5+ years as a nurse, I have experienced some similar experiences. One elderly lady once told me "if you were a few years older and I was a few years younger, we could have some fun."

    The worst situation was after I started dating my wife. An older coworker (CNA) started making advances, including physical contact. I immediately told her to stop, citing I had a girlfriend who wouldn't appreciate her actions. She responded that my girlfriend wasn't present and what she didn't know wouldn't hurt her. I ended the conversation and walked away. Shortly afterward, I left that job and moved closer to my girlfriend. It is frustrating when someone has their mind set on something and they won't let it go after a simple "no" or "stop." That is where further action is needed. The coworker was in a float pool, so I didn't see her much afterwards. Knowing what I know today, and if I were married at the time, I would have made a larger issue of it.

    Common sense and discretion are important in a professional work environment. I am glad I haven't had too many problems in this department.

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