Angry Nurse here! - page 5

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. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    I'd say this is a common offense... common enough for there to be an entire episode of Friends about it, at least:
    Friends - Ross' Sandwich - YouTube

    I saw stuff like this happen quite often when I worked in the hospital. If you didn't label your food with your name AND date, it was a safe bet that it'd be gone when you went looking to eat it. I saw several people who forgot their meals go searching in the fridge/freezer for something that didn't have a name on it. I also had relatively expensive tupperware thrown away several times at work... complaining to my manager would have done no good since I'm pretty sure she was the one who threw them away. Horrible me... I thought tending to my patients was more important than washing my tupperware out immediately. Ten minutes later, it was all gone.
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  2. Visit  Luvbuble profile page
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    Make sure you make some delicious Chinese food and mix some Ex-Lax in it and don't label your lunch box. Also take out the bathroom tissue before he uses the bathroom.
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  3. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    My mom was a nurse and lived in the dorm during school. She said there was alwys food being swiped, so she put a container of urine in the fridge, labeled it apple juice and put her name on it. The next day it was gone and no food was ever swiped again. Gross? For sure, but so is stealing
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  4. Visit  marcos9999 profile page
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    My advice, find him and then bring him lunch the next time.
  5. Visit  07302003 profile page
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    This guy is a sociopath, who would want him as a co-worker, but for the big picture....
    would you want someone with this LACK of morals or honor to be taking care of your mother or father in a healthcare setting?

    That's what makes me puke....
  6. Visit  Beautiful Mind RN profile page
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    That is my one pet peeve, stealing other people's food. Not only is it immoral, but it is disrespectful. Plus, you stated that this person had done it several times before. It is a pattern...it might be harmless now, but what if it evolves into something worse? Like thieving of hospital supplies? Or even personal belongings of other coworkers? I would most definitely raise this concern to your superiors. Even better, try and track down anyone else that this might have happened to and have them report it as well.
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  7. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
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    Quote from beeker
    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, and a drink tied in a bag in the work fridge. His excuse " there was no name on it". Now I did not catch him or see him personally, if I did I probably would have been fired. I was that mad. I am pregnant, and the cafeteria was closed. A coworker saw him eating it and the charge nurse questioned him. I heard today he does this on every floor he goes to. Don't you think this should be a fireable offense? I mean it is stealing right? He did not seem bothered at all, just said sorry didn't know it was yours. I am livid.

    1. Who does that?
    2. How could anyone think it is ok?
    3. What if it was old?
    4. Who does that?
    5. It does not matter whose name is on the bag, if you did not bring it, then it is not yours.
    Someone needs to bring an unlabked lunch with som ex-lax in it!!! Seriously, what a tool!
  8. Visit  janhetherington profile page
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    Many years ago I was chatting with an RN I knew who worked OR in a different facility. She said she couldn't stand one of the doctors and a big reason was that he felt free to take anyone's food out of the fridge in the OR break room. She said he would come straight out of surgery without washing his hands and paw through the lunch bags. I thought she had to be mistaken but her OR nurse friend was nodding her head "yes" while she was talking.
  9. Visit  rumwynnieRN profile page
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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    My mom was a nurse and lived in the dorm during school. She said there was alwys food being swiped, so she put a container of urine in the fridge, labeled it apple juice and put her name on it. The next day it was gone and no food was ever swiped again. Gross? For sure, but so is stealing
    That's hilarious. Disgusting and terrible (I would never do it), but hey.
  10. Visit  SunshineDaisy profile page
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    Ugh, what a jerk! I have only had my drinks disappear, only because I haven't brought a lunch (only in clinicals). BUT, I have often wondered who takes an open drink, with a name and date on it?? Makes me shake my head and stop bringing drinks!

    AND, this happened to my niece, on many occasions. She goes to beauty school, and brings her dinner every night, and at least 2 of the 4 school nights her stuff was gone..either her drink, or her entire meal. Once she brought in tamales, and whoever took it was nice enough to leave her a bite. I'm mad about her stuff going missing because I'm the one that pays for it! Her school finally wisend up and put in a camera. After the tamale incident they looked it up and this chick had been seen more than once taking stuff that wasn't hers. She's since been expelled.
  11. Visit  msn10 profile page
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    Label something 'chocolate covered raisins'

    But bring chocolate covered ants. Tee Hee
  12. Visit  KitkatPRN profile page
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    I'm speechless !!! Once I took someone's lunch home by accident (after my dayshift) because it was in the exact same bag as mine AND I drove 30 miles back to the facility to put it back in the fridge because I worried that someone would go hungry or worse yet eat out out of the disgusting vending machines we have at work !!!!!!!!

    If you will take something obviously NOT yours ...... it's scary to think what else you would lie about !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Narcs, meds, treatments) Disgusting behavior for someone who represents the nursing profession !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  13. Visit  christina731 profile page
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    Those sort of people drive me crazy! I know if happens all the time, no matter what kind of workplace it is, but it still makes me crazy. I would NEVER touch, let alone eat someone else's food, but I don't know what is in it or if their hands were clean when they made it. I had this problem at my current job and I have since invested in a cute insulated tote with ice packs that I lock up in my locker. Some people are just nasty And to take food from a pregnant woman?! That's just asking for trouble. It will come back to this dude. Karma is a B----!

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