Angry Nurse here! - page 8

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... Read More

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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
    This reminds me that my father once claimed that he put fecal material in a sandwich because some guy who he worked with was stealing his lunch regularly. That was probably 35 years ago so, OP, I'd say this problem is as old as the day is long.

    You can certainly complain to your/his manager but I do know that at my hospital, the response would probably be "you should have put your name on it." There was a sign on the fridge that basically said if your food wasn't labeled, too bad for you.
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    I risk being flamed but here goes: Reporting a male co-worker in this profession usually does not help your case.
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    It is stealing, and he sucks. You should report it, even file a complaint with security. I read once of a person who made a sandwich filled with human hair as a booby trap for a frequent offender, it worked!
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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.

    I'm sorry, especially since you are pregnant, and let me tell you. I went a few times without eating during one pregnancy, and I never did it again. I went into work. I nearly fainted. Next thing you know, people were getting me juice and sticking my finger for BG. Capillary Glucose was 40. I mean I was beyond shaking and everything was spinning, and I couldn't understand what people were saying to me. I NEVER SKIPPED EATING WHILE PREGNANT AFTER THAT.


    Listen, some people are just totally ignorant SOBs. If we could all wave a wand and make them good, considerate people. . .well. . .if only. . .


    Meanwhile get some of those high protein with extra carb snack bars, some applies, and various drinks, and stuff them in your backpack, carry tote, or whatever you use that is in your locker. That way you have back-up.

    Next mark your lunch and try to hide it in the fridge the best you can.

    If all else fails, get a lunch case and those frozen plastic blocks and keep it in your locker. Short of putting the fridge under video surveillance or some kind of lock on your lunch, what are you gonna do?

    I had someone at work steal a $200 cardiology stethoscope from me, change the engraved diaphragm, and basically implied I'm nuts for questioning him about his "new" scope. I really couldn't prove anything, so I had to let it go. It was an intern by the way. I guess he made it through the rest of his residency with a nice, free, scope. Oh well.

    People shouldn't mess me hungry pregnant women though. . . Look out for you and your little one!
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    Quote from nurse2033
    It is stealing, and he sucks. You should report it, even file a complaint with security. I read once of a person who made a sandwich filled with human hair as a booby trap for a frequent offender, it worked!

    OMG, that' is UGH! LOLOLOLOLOL How about dog hair. I know where I can get a lot of that!!!!
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    Quote from samadams8
    I had someone at work steal a $200 cardiology stethoscope from me, change the engraved diaphragm, and basically implied I'm nuts for questioning him about his "new" scope. I really couldn't prove anything, so I had to let it go. It was an intern by the way. I guess he made it through the rest of his residency with a nice, free, scope. Oh well.

    People shouldn't mess me hungry pregnant women though. . . Look out for you and your little one!
    I really wish you were kidding about this, but I'm guessing you aren't. How lovely! He might have gotten away with it, but I'd have made his life living hell, and I would have made sure that every other nurse did, too. How about q 30 minute I&O updates all night long? Every night. Until he gave it back. JERK!
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    One of our now-retired OBs was notorious for stealing food from the nurses and other doctors. In L&D we sort of had to put up with it (I know, I know, but it's the South, and doctors are like God here). In the nursery, they put padlocks on their cabinets and finally just put a keypad lock on their breakroom door. Our breakroom was open season. If you were actually in there at the time, he'd ask if he could have some of your food, but if you weren't he'd just eat it. The man must have had an iron gut, I've seen him eat things a dog would pass by. I've seen him pull very old pizza, in a box, out of the garbage and eat it. And he lived literally within sight of the hospital and had a live-in cook/housekeeper. And if he didn't want to go home, the main doctors' lounge in the hospital was always stocked with food.
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    Oh man, if someone had done that when I was pregnant, tbere would not have been a pretty ending...
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    I'm sorry, OP, that someone treated you like that.

    This just annoys the heck outta me!! I would have called security on him, notified his manager and mine, including the patient care supervisor. Even if they did not do anything to him, he would at least know not to mess with food that isn't his on my unit. He would also have paid restitution on my food because I would not have gone without food...
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    I would hang a sign:

    "To the nurse that ate my soup yesterday: Hope you enjoyed it, and the C. diff bacteria that I am currently fighting off."

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