Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it! - page 49
Please don't label this thread "negative". It is meant to be fun. Your scrubs are ugly. I don't think you are "cute" when you get all googley-eyed and giggly around the young docs. I think... Read More
1Jul 19, '14 by maryenPlease be awake at 7am when I come on duty for my shift. You snore and drool in your sleep and it is an awful way to start my shift. Plus, the surprised look on your face when I have to tap your shoulder and call your name to wake you up is really disgusting. And your morning breath stinks.
Thanks- I feel better now 😄
2Jul 19, '14 by meanmaryjean, MSN, RNThe hallway charting cubby has two computers and two chairs. Plenty of room for two people to work. When I pull a footstool over and place it between the two stations, it's because I want to put my feet up for a minute here and there. I do NOT intend for you to pull it over right next to me, sit on it and start that baby-talk crap you start when you get super-tired.
Why don't you go somewhere and google 'personal space'? Silently.
0Jul 21, '14 by Mr. Murse, RNQuote from RNIBCLCI think the exception to this would be in the south, or people from the south. I work with a couple of people that use those terms and usually it's just part of the way they talk and doesn't sound condescending or demeaning. There is a certain tone with which some people say it that does sound demeaning though, but for the most part a lot of southerners use those terms innocently.It's probably already been mentioned but calling patients "sweetie","honey", "Hun" are all demeaning. I can't tell you how often I hear labor patients and new mothers called "Hun". It drives me crazy.
A lot of my patients even call me those terms. I've been called everything from "honey" to "baby cakes". haha.
0Jul 21, '14 by Elvish, BSN, RN GuideQuote from Mr. MurseAgreed. I'm in the South. Everybody uses it and nobody bats an eyelash.I think the exception to this would be in the south, or people from the south. I work with a couple of people that use those terms and usually it's just part of the way they talk and doesn't sound condescending or demeaning. There is a certain tone with which some people say it that does sound demeaning though, but for the most part a lot of southerners use those terms innocently.
Now, for what to say to my coworkers?
They are called Big Girl Panties. Put them on.
6Jul 22, '14 by KarouWith all of the resources you have on day shift, you were "too busy" to
Finish your admission
Give xyz medication that was due at 18:00
Re-site an old/infiltrated IV
Call the physician about this or that
Draw a patients vanc trough that was due at 17:00 (or any lab work)
Change that central line dressing
Do wound care
Collect a urine/stool/sputum culture
REALLY? You have almost twice the staff of night shift. I have an admission of my own coming and five other patients to assess and medicate before they try to sleep. And you wonder why patients complain that they don't sleep at night? Because I am keeping them awake doing your job and mine.
Ask the charge nurse, team leader, or another nurse to help you if you are THAT busy. Once in a while, these things are okay, but this is consistent. You leave it for me because I grit my teeth, smile, and fix it.
I really am going to stop being so passive. This is out of control.
2Jul 23, '14 by Aurora77, BSN, RNKarou, I can so relate. It doesn't happen too often anymore, but I got so sick of the "we were so busy, we couldn't do....." Every now and then, yes, that's how it goes. But weekly? You have more staff and more resources at your disposal. Get your job done.
If I can give some unsolicited advice, start calling them on this, especially if it's the same person over and over. It doesn't have to be mean, just simply ask "are you going to give that 1700 Coumadin?"
3Jul 23, '14 by FineAgain, BSN, RNI don't mind picking up your slack when you have a busy day -- and I know you do! But when it 0715 and I want to give report but I can't because I am still working, am so tired my eyes are red and I can barely walk...please don't "remind" me that there is a Synthroid to be given before I go home. I just haven't gotten there yet...and you could offer to give it as I so frequently offer to give your med. Thanks.
6Jul 29, '14 by BabyGirl1979I LOVE this thread. I'm just a med tech in an ALF and a pre-nursing student right now, but I have 15 years experience as a PCT so I hope I can play too.
STOP yelling at people from across the memory care unit when they try to open the doors and they alarm. It makes me nuts!! You are going to have to walk over there to reset the alarm anyway, how about actually redirecting the resident?
Every time you use the word HIPAA in a sentence all I see is that meme that goes "I don't think that word means what you think it means." HIPAA has nothing to do with co-workers arguing amongst themselves or gossip. That is called being a dang professional!
Thanks a lot for not sending out that lady that was crying out in pain last night and sweating so bad that she soaked the bed just because you were afraid of getting in trouble for waking up the nurse manager. I sent her out 10 minutes after I got on the floor. She was admitted to ICU with sepsis and they just withdrew all care except comfort measures.
To an aide:
Don't ask if I can watch the floor while you smoke when it's 5 minutes before the shift ends. You know I have to count with the oncoming med tech. The answer will always be no.
My sexual orientation is no one's business. Yes, you found out that I'm a lesbian because you snooped. I'm glad that you see yourself as not homophobic but stop asking me questions and if I think so and so is cute. I have a partner that I love more than breathing. Act mature and realize I am here to work, you do the same. And why would I feel the need to tell everyone here that I'm gay?? No one comes in and announces to everyone that they are straight!
1Sep 23, '14 by Rose_Queen, MSN, RN GuideFor the love of all that is good in the world, this is a locker room with only two bathroom stalls for about 75 women. Why on earth are you insisting on changing your clothes in one of the two stalls during the lunch relief hours when there is a fricking line for the bathrooms? Have a little respect for your coworkers and change in the locker area just like everyone else does. If you need that much privacy, then maybe a job requiring a change of clothes isn't for you or you need to find another bathroom where you won't hold up the rest of the unit's staff.