Different Types Of Coworkers - page 9
by TheCommuter 17,891 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
- 0Hey, "VickieRN..." That queen bee nurse is like the "Mother Hen" when me and my buddies go to the club. She is the one that runs interference when one of us is trying to hook up with a girl in her circle, hoping to feel important and being in control of that situation by acting like the hook up needs her approval. But, as soon as some genuine interest is shown in her, all of a sudden everything is ok, and she's less cynical
- 0Quote from multi10It's all in good fun. but honestly... if you REALLY thought about it, I'm sure MANY, if not all of your peers would fall into some almost defined category this is a way of finding weaknesses and improving on thenIt'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.
- 0Quote from mclennanAgreed, but in my current profession at least (Air conditioning), I would KILL to have more of these. They don't satan out, but they don't cause problems. Hey, we can't ALL be superstarsI'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!!
- 1Quote from multi10We will be whatever name we are deserving of...Archetypes can be fun to recognize, as a group. When it's made personal at the workplace, not so much.
Would you like to know that your colleagues call you "The Intimidated Nurse", or any other label?
Name-calling, when it's personal, is never okay unless you are praising your colleague.
We change and evolve each day. What name will you be tomorrow?
Please lighten up