Different Types Of Coworkers - page 4

by TheCommuter 17,739 Views | 83 Comments Senior Moderator

Letís face it: our colleagues are rather interesting people. Some of these individuals are awesome and, as a result, our workdays flow smoothly whenever we work with them. Other people are, well, not so awesome. I have assembled... Read More


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    Of course they are probably the same in other situations or jobs - but this is a nursing forum... Hence them talking about nurses not postmen :-)
    lorirn58, not.done.yet, tnmarie, and 1 other like this.
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    As a home care nurse I took care of Mattie, and Jaimey, Stepanek many nights. The entire family was brave.
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    Point taken. I stand corrected.
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    It's offensive, labeling people in the workplace, defining them with patronizing phrases... I would like to be called "The Best Nurse in the World."

    But what happens if I slip up one day? "The Second-Best Nurse in the World."

    Putting that aside, no matter what the job, occupation or situation, I don't think it's okay to label, and therefore, define, other people. In my current job, a woman is called "Granny." A man is called "Red."

    Behind their backs.

    Now, if you want to define and pigeonhole other human beings, perhaps you should tell them to their faces. Then wonder what they call you behind your back. But you probably don't care what they call you if they even bother with you at all.

    They're too busy working.
    Last edit by multi10 on Oct 30, '12
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    Quote from roughmatch
    I am Chicken Little also ... and I do not want to be : (

    Two months as a nurse and pushing on ...
    I would say EVERY new nurse is a chicken little at first. It takes time to develop effective time management skills. You are exposed to something new each and every shift and EVERYTHING feels so urgent! Just because you are one now does not mean you will be once you have some more experience under your belt. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and just try to survive your first year. It is too early to say what kind of nurse you will be when you grow up!
    PRICHARILLAisMISSED, cp1024, tnmarie, and 1 other like this.
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    [QUOTE=echoRNC711;7007385]Loved,loved loved your article.We need to laugh more!



    The Documenter : The one who charts everything,does nothing and can't understand how she still ends up in court.

    HAHAHAHA! I work with this nurse! Her patient is losing his BP because he has been in A-fib with RVR for 8 hours but you better believe the fact he refused his dinner has been thoroughly documented!
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    I'd like to add another archetype I see often:

    The Perfect Robot

    Usually 20s/30s, in perfect physical shape, hair & makeup perfect. Never late, never leaves early, never sick or calls off. Usually bikes or walks or runs to work. Never discusses personal life, never goes out for happy hour. Always packs a healthy lunch. Works out regularly. No tattoos, scars, or other imperfections. Scrubs always spotless and matching. The latest healthy nursing shoes. Always has badge and pockets stocked with everything. Always perfectly calm and never makes mistakes, gets in trouble, speaks up or stands out in any way. Never has a bad day, health or family problems. Usually does okay work, never more than needed and never less.

    These creatures teach me that perfectionism and total, safe balance in life is both boring and mediocre!!
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    How about the exception? The nurse who thinks everyone but them needs to work holidays, nights, and weekends. They threaten to quit if they do not get the next available dayshift opening even though they do not have the seniority to have earned it.
    tnmarie, SweettartRN, and Sparrowhawk like this.
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    Sugarcoma did you you come to the aid of the patient losing his BP?
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    Quote from imintrouble
    At the risk of raining on this parade, I suggest you simply delete "nurse" and insert any other job, and it would apply.
    People are people. They don't change their stripes simply by putting on their scrubs.

    I fit very neatly into one of the described categories. I could have modeled for the description. I can assure you I was the same when I worked in the factory/restaurant/office.
    I'm lucky my co-workers overlook my flaws, as I overlook theirs'.
    Since this is a nursing forum, I purposely chose to discuss nurses. However, you are very correct when you say that these types of coworkers are found in jobs and professions other than nursing.
    SweettartRN likes this.


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