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- by Born2BWild Feb 3, '10We have an excellent nurse but she curses like a sailor. Anyone else work with a foul-mouthed nurse?
- Feb 3, '10 by TDFlMedicRNQuote from Born2BWildYes, I have - and when I said something to her about it, she gave me a dirty look and said "This is the way I **** talk, if you have a **** problem with it, go talk to the **** manager."We have an excellent nurse but she curses like a sailor. Anyone else work with a foul-mouthed nurse?
She's not there any longer - she quit.
IMHO, it shows disrespect to your colleagues, your patients, and your patients' families. It's utterly unprofessional, and it has absolutely no place in healthcare. You want to talk like a dock worker, go work on the docks.
Because if you talk like that on my unit - you are NOT an "excellent" nurse, IMO. You may have skills, but you have a lousy attitude - and attitude is what sets a professional nurse apart from a highly trained monkey.
Just myLast edit by TDFlMedicRN on Feb 3, '10 : Reason: fixed speeeling prolbmes. :)
- Feb 3, '10 by gems37I'm sure she got a reality check after that and used a different choice of words if she found a new job
- Feb 3, '10 by Born2BWildShe does it when she gets stressed, it's kind of a tourrette's-like outburst. Her boss has a special affection for her and tells her to go in his office and calm down when she starts in. Then, he will go in and curse with her until she feels better. But the boss was gone and some family heard her tonight. Some patient's have potty mouths too and they love her because she can be so sweet then turn around and start in sht fire and son of a _____. They think it's funny.
- Feb 3, '10 by mamamerleeA 'potty-mouth' co-worker makes for a "hostile workplace environment" and can be easily removed if the inappropriate language isn't tamed.
At a non-nursing workplace, there was someone who spoke way too loudly and inappropriately. I spoke directly with him once, then when he persisted, w/his supervisor. I told his supe that if I heard that language again, I was filing with HR. Apparently someone else also was very annoyed. I never saw him again.
- Feb 4, '10 by NurseLoveJoy88I have aides that curse in front of pts. For me that's a huge no no. My boss curses too.