Quote from wooh
I love when they request another nurse. Someone else gets the distinct privilege of dealing with their crazy butt instead of me. Life becomes good again.
One of my co-workers always said "the patients who fire you are the ones you don't want to be taking care of anyway."
I once had a child's parents say that they didn't want me back because I took too long to bring them water for his G-tube when I was busy dealing with a child who was critically acidotic. I was relieved when the charge nurse told me I didn't have to deal with them for a second day.
I also once had a demented old lady complain that my husband was insulting her and that I (and other staff) were stealing her mail/not giving her letters that her family sent to her. At the time I was in nursing school
, 22, unmarried, working as an aide at my local hospital. If I wasn't already convinced that I wasn't meant to work with adults before this summer, I sure was after.
The one that takes the cake is the family that complained about me because I told them that their other child (who was not a patient of the hospital) couldn't have his own bedspace and couldn't spend the night per hospital policy.