The happy policy - page 4

There's apparently a policy in our workplace, a new one that says something along the line of; Anyone who appears drained, unenthusiastic, unhappy in anyway etc. can be asked by the manager to leave... Read More

  1. Visit  belgarion profile page
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    The "Today Show" ditched Jane Pauley for Deborah Norville becasue they were looking for someone "perky". Where is Deborah now? Doing tabloid tv the last I heard.
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  3. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from LPNnowRN
    Patients can spot fake a mile away...
    Humans can spot fake a mile away

    Can you imagine being at the grocery store, checking out with your UltraMegaSuper Kotex & Midol, and some perky, smiley guy is at the cash register with some dopey huge grin on his face, asking you how your day is going? I sense a shortened life expectancy for such an individual
  4. Visit  ledzepfan profile page
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    I'll never forget a patient years ago that accused me of being flippant when
    I answered his call light. He said he was in a lot of pain ( this was way before
    pain scales were used ) and couldn't remember when he took his last pain pill.
    I said "okay, I'll check on that for you" I wasn't even smiling when I said it.

    Imagine if I came into his room with a huge megawatt smile.
    "Hello Sir. How are you Sir? What can I get you on this beautiful day in our
    wonderful hospital?'

    He'd probably clock me.
  5. Visit  Bella'sMyBaby profile page
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    Does this go for the Doctors as well?
  6. Visit  DeLanaHarvickWannabe profile page
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    Sorry, but I use my energy keeping the angel of death away every night. That's why I'm drained. Would you rather I skip around while my patient crumps? Or, cheerfully sing a song of advocacy to an on call doc?

    Right on it!
    NurseShelly, nrsang97, gaylarn4, and 2 others like this.
  7. Visit  NeoPediRN profile page
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    Sweet! Go in with a sourpuss on everyday and you'll get out early. Sounds good to me. I'm guessing no one will actually enforce this since there'd be NO NURSES LEFT TO TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS!!!!
  8. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Just install Xanax-licks strategically throughout the dept. If they can make them chocolate flavored, that would be fantastic. You'd have to beat staff back with a stick to keep them from coming to work on their days off.
  9. Visit  pyegirlrn profile page
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    Yes, something like this may be coming to a hospital near you. It's called the Disneyland Model and our hospital has "bought into it" and we are being forced to sign an agreement that we are too. If we don't then maybe we need to work at another hospital or on another unit. Gee, that made me feel so wanted!

    I think it is totally inappropriate for a hospital to try and be like Disney, especially when we are working short-staffed. I wish I could afford to retire....
  10. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Quote from pyegirlrn
    Yes, something like this may be coming to a hospital near you. It's called the Disneyland Model and our hospital has "bought into it" and we are being forced to sign an agreement that we are too. If we don't then maybe we need to work at another hospital or on another unit. Gee, that made me feel so wanted!

    I think it is totally inappropriate for a hospital to try and be like Disney, especially when we are working short-staffed. I wish I could afford to retire....
    I just heard about this last week! I think they are going to bring it to where I work!
    Esme12, Bella'sMyBaby, and xtxrn like this.
  11. Visit  DeLanaHarvickWannabe profile page
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    Quote from pyegirlrn
    Yes, something like this may be coming to a hospital near you. It's called the Disneyland Model and our hospital has "bought into it" and we are being forced to sign an agreement that we are too. If we don't then maybe we need to work at another hospital or on another unit. Gee, that made me feel so wanted!

    I think it is totally inappropriate for a hospital to try and be like Disney, especially when we are working short-staffed. I wish I could afford to retire....
    Disneyland, huh?

    I was a patient in a hospital recently. No one wants to be in the hospital...I mean, I was sick. But that all changed when the nurses, wearing traditional multi-cultural garb, danced into my room, held hands and sang...

    You have herpes after all.
    You have herpes after all...

    What a wonderful way to inform me of my diagnosis!

    Gosh, it's great to see these healthcare professionals ENJOYING themselves
    MinnieMomRN, BrazoriaLVN, diva rn, and 8 others like this.
  12. Visit  JBudd profile page
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    Hmmmm, I would just have to wear a surgical mask with a big cheesy grin painted on it for the whole shift.
    anotherone, gaylarn4, and xtxrn like this.
  13. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from ruby vee
    i hate perky.
    yep. most of the time we have a running list of stuff we need to do in our minds, that "oh $%$# i forgot to look happy!!" wedged in there most likely would, on my face anyway -- look something like jack nicholson's face when he barged through the door in the shining. "heere's nurseeeeeee!!" not comforting at all.

    Quote from belgarion
    the "today show" ditched jane pauley for deborah norville becasue they were looking for someone "perky". where is deborah now? doing tabloid tv the last i heard.
    perfect example of a boneheaded "great idea" by management that looks good on the drawing board and backfires big time because perceptions aren't simplistic formulas.
  14. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    While I do think this is way over the top, I do wish the perpetually negative unhappy people would stop coming to work. It's so draining on everyone else and really brings down the unit and the patients can tell too.

    I have FUN at work. I love having fun with my patients and my co-workers. Some people just suck the fun out of everything and make it such a miserable experience.

    But it is all very subjective and once in a while having a bad day should be OK. But if every day is a bad day it's time to re-evaluate your situation and change it. IMO
    Last edit by ~Mi Vida Loca~RN on Sep 26, '11


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