Angry Nurse here! - page 3

Last night a float pool tech ate my lunch and threw away my tupperware containers when he was done. I didn't know about it until it was too late, but I had homemade soup, yogurt, homemade cookies,... Read More

  1. by   xoemmylouox
    Shoot when food comes up missing here we know it's the docs who steal. Now that really ****** me off.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Jan 7, '13 : Reason: TOS: profanity
  2. by   imintrouble
    I would make it my mission to make sure every unit on every shift knew the caliber of employee they were working with.
    I might even make sure the offender was present when I explained my lunch was STOLEN, and who did it.

    I'm so territorial I make bears look like amateurs.
    What is mine is mine. Ask me and I'll share, but don't even think about taking it. The tupperware? Now that's just over the top. I'm mad and it's not even mine.
  3. by   Indy
    Yeah you don't mess with a person's tupperware, that stuff is expensive!
  4. by   DoeRN
    Quote from RNFiona
    You should never eat in a restaurant, Doe RN. You do not wanna know what goes on in a lot of the kitchens at some of the restaurants I have worked in.
    Only certain ones. I do check the board of health websites too. My family has several restaurants and I have worked in some too. So yeah I absolutely know what goes on. And it's nice that I have a friend who is a health inspector.

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  5. by   TASHA_RN_BSN
    I'm so sorry that you has to go through that. And pregnant at that!! If it would have been me they would have to restrain me. I had this happen before. Take a "trick" lunch make a nice sandwich and but some sprinkle some miralax on it and BAM!! Teach this sneaky bandit a trick "if you didn't make it you don't know what's in it" I'm 100% sure missing food will not be an issue for float staff. If you think it's inconsiderate think about the hunger pains you & your baby had. Heck I'm mad now too.
  6. by   rn_abbey
    I can't believe he would eat a pregnant woman's food! So thoughtless!
  7. by   needshaldol
    Do not let him get away with this **** poor behavior. I see you have two options.
    1. Put your name, date on it. Then on another part with loud letters put "to the float person, and you know who you are; if you take this, you will be reported immediately".
    2. Find out who he is and send him a note that you wish to discuss something with him.
  8. by   TopazLover
    I think it would be appropriate to write a complaint to your NM and cc to how ever his NM is.

    Call it what it is. Theft. If they chose not to address it then get your Ob doc to write a note for you to copy and give to the NM. It should say that you are to bring nutritious foods to work and that if you food is not still ther when it is time to eat you will have grounds to go home as staying without proper nutrition is detrimental to your health.

    I am red-headed. I would put my name on my meal and if it is missing call security to report the theft. I am sure they will try to laugh it off. Flash a copy of the doc's note and inform them it is a serious issue.
  9. by   CrunchRN
    He only does it because he has been allowed to get away with it. I cannot fathom why no body has done anything about it befopre this.
  10. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from netglow
    Bring stuff in again but this time with prune juice or something "similar" in the recipe (get where I'm going with this). Sometimes you need to do a little aversion training.
    Do they still make Ex-Lax with the chocolate squares? I'm thinking a nice dessert might be in order.
  11. by   eatmysoxRN
    It's ridiculous that someone would do that! I would report it to my manager and his. I'd also mention that he should be required to purchase new tupperware for you. I'm lucky I eat weird food no one else likes. Unsweetened almond milk on bran flakes doesn't tend to go missing often =)

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  12. by   tokmom
    I once had a co-worker complain that someone had eaten her chicken legs and put the bones back in the bag and in the fridge!

    OP, I would do Ex-Lax as well. It's your lunch. You can pack it anyway you choose.
    I also thought of lacing a sandwhich with some sort of gel food dye. The second he bites into it, it would be all over his lips and teeth.
    If you have ever dealt with the gel stuff, it's difficult to get off. He would look like he had been eating Smurfs.
    Last edit by tokmom on Jan 7, '13
  13. by   OCNRN63
    I just saw an ad somewhere for baggies that will make it look like your food has mold on it. I wish I could remember where that was. It might have been FB.