Good looking new grad gets hired over average looking nurse?

  1. my friend told me that one of the hospital I was hired on and especially the floor I am working only hired me because of my looks. Everyone is good looking on the floor... how would you feel if you were told this?
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  3. by   julieface
    I would feel good looking. Maybe she is just jealous?
  4. by   LadyFree28
    Wouldn't care...I got a JOB!!!

    It may sound harsh, *shrugs* but no harsher than someone saying that I got a job because of "looks", instead of my own nursing philosophy, my references, and my rsum that would back up my nursing expertise.

    I honestly do not concern myself when people make statements like that, even it were true-I wouldn't know because I usually don't "go there" in terms of bias UNLESS the other party is using that to undermine my job. I have no desire to engage in nit-picky conversations like that-face to face, over the phone, or online-just not always the best energy from an individual's own possible culture in handling issues-heck, we all have them, but sometimes that energy from the other party is grossly unwarranted, however, that is their perspective.

    What impact would that make in my life???

    ...probably none at all.
  5. by   BostonFNP
    Your looks didn't help you pass the NCLEX.

    Sounds like sour grapes to me.
  6. by   PediatricRNTX
    Laugh ur way all the way to the them checks!
  7. by   HM-8404
    If I were hired on that floor I would feel great. If I were a patient on that floor I would be scared to death.
  8. by   proud nurse
    I would take the compliment and consider it a coincidence. Get hired because of looks is one thing. Staying employed for competence and work performance is another.
  9. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from PediatricRNTX
    Laugh ur way all the way to the them checks!
    Whoop Whoop!!!

    Yeah, laugh it allllllll the way to the bank OP...while proving you competency to your unit and your hospital.