I had a male nurse co-worker who was actively engaging in "sexting" during the shift and showed me a very provocative partially nude female on his cell phone
. As the charge nurse on duty I was required to right him up causing him to be placed on 2 week suspension. Fellow collegues, do you think this employee should be able to keep his job?
Sep 29, '12
I'm somewhat astounded by your own over-reaction to the incident. Nursing has been a female dominated field for so long that it is difficult for males to traverse the arena. While I agree that the picture is inappropriate for a work setting, I often sat in the cafeteria while my female counterparts described their nites out, with some of the vulgarist of terms, only for them to lean over and ask me if they were making me uncomfortable, and then continue with their conversation. This went on in the elevator, in the halls, wherever several nurses were congregated, and I’m certain it still occurs, so please, get over your indignation. Do I think he should have been suspended? NO. Do I think he should have lost two week’s pay? Definitely not. Do I think you should be making Charge Nurse decisions, not if they are anything like that one. Next time, simply inform the person that the pictures aren’t appropriate for work
Last edit by FMF Corpsman on Sep 29, '12
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