"Nurses are so Mean" - page 6

by Ruby Vee

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I wish I had a dollar for every post I've read claiming that "nurses are so mean," "nurses are nasty to each other," "nurses eat their young" or "my preceptor is picking on me for no good reason." And then if you add in all the... Read More


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    aloevera,
    I have heard that employers - and I can imagine even co workers (why not?) would check out things you write on blogs and face book and would even use it against you. That seems to be the nature of the beast. I guess that is why as I've been advised many times *not to put personal information on these post, *not to put my real name or traceable information on here, as you don't want things to be used against you. And really not to put things, photos, or verbal language on the internet that might come back to haunt you. After all - you are sending it out to the world! Just like emails. They get forwarded, and forwarded, and forwarded again. . . and you never know who gets them.

    Great point!

    annmarie
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    is5512..........well I sure don't agree with you!!! integrity or not, people must feed their families......it is the corps./owners that have caused all this mess !!! and I fear it will only get worse...
    NO, THEY ARE NOT DOING ANYONE A FAVOR, EXCEPT THEMSELVES !!!!
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    There are people in the world who disagree with me. I could even go so far as to say that there are "bad people" in the world. But to suggest that the behaviours of such people constitute an excuse for me to lie cheat steal and backbite colleagues is utter and complete hogwash. If there are Nurses who justify such reptilian conduct by saying "I'm a jerk because the corporation is mean," then I would rather die in a Wal-Mart parking lot than have them within 100-miles of my bedside.
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    Quote from is5512
    With all due respect, Ma'am, the economy and the corporations etc are doing us a favor. They are helping us identify who has integrity and who does not.
    This is a nice idea in theory, but I don't really see the economy and corporations sorting out the bad apples, so to speak. I see heightened, cut throat competition to get jobs (especially among new grads), people staying in the workforce longer (including a fair number of people who SHOULD have retired or moved into different positions long ago - I kid you not that I've seen nurses who can barely walk or provide patient care due to back or knee issues), and more and more stress amongst nurses because more work is being given to less people (due to hiring freezes).

    The invisible hand is not magically sorting out those lacking in integrity; just as it is not magically fixing our current economic problems.
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    Quote from chicagoNIT
    This is a nice idea in theory, but I don't really see the economy and corporations sorting out the bad apples, so to speak. I see heightened, cut throat competition to get jobs (especially among new grads), people staying in the workforce longer (including a fair number of people who SHOULD have retired or moved into different positions long ago - I kid you not that I've seen nurses who can barely walk or provide patient care due to back or knee issues), and more and more stress amongst nurses because more work is being given to less people (due to hiring freezes).

    The invisible hand is not magically sorting out those lacking in integrity; just as it is not magically fixing our current economic problems.
    I have to agree with you there. In meetings and emails to workers, admin. is always woot wooting about how the new economy "means new challenges" and "only the strongest, most dedicated workers have a place with us during these hard times". They work very hard at selling their war cry of "We will do whatever is necessary to survive these troubling times".

    "Surviving these troubling times" has turned into increased workloads on nurses (and every other dept.), less supplies to work with and clown like penny pinching (sending emails complaining of workers who punch in 5 min. before their scheduled time.........just days after sending an email complaining about workers not showing up ready to work). It has not turned into cutting admin. jobs or salaries though, ironically. Guess even "Whatever is necessary to survive these troubling times" has its limits.
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    i agree, erik. and i'm about as far away from michael moore in my opinions about capitalism as you can get. this wheat-chaff pain is a good thing argument is the true reptile. and those reptiles have the deep pockets for feel-good warm and fuzzy branding efforts. obviously it's not a good thing to gossip and/or backbite, but the corporations are "doing us a favor"? i guess the rats who spread the plague were doing us a favor, too. the lower population plus the fire made london a much cleaner city. cold
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    How do any of these facts have to do with "mean nurses?"
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    I, too, believe in capitalism and think M. Moore is a joke...........this country was built on free speech and capitalism....but the hospital owners are taking advantage of these hard times and causing the nursing industry to change...it is a very sad situation..........
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    How do any of these facts have to do with "mean nurses?"

    "Mean Nurses" say it's never their fault.
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    So - what is the solution? Should more nurses be in Administrative positions? Executive and CFO positions? Should more nurses be politically active, and lobbying in Washington to make ourselves heard?

    Has anyone written any articles about any of these thoughts and issues?

    Just some ideas stewing around. . .

    am


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