I don't know why this bothers me. Probably because I spend five days a week working my butt off in an pediatric emergency room and I am tired! Here is what bothers me.
We started out with full time nurses who worked really hard. Then they all decided at the age of 40 that they wanted to return to school to be FNP's. Fine. Your entitled to enrich your life. Most of them went part time and some PRN. For those who decided to not return to school decided to get pregnant. Every year. Again. Fine. I don't have to take care of them, so have as many kids as you would like. Here in lies the problem. I have kids of my own. I see 200 crying children a day. The ONE day a month you decide to come to work, all you want to do is talk about your kids, show pictures and videos. Try working or picking up patients. I am overloaded with kids and do not want to see your videos. People need to realize, just because YOU enjoy your kids and their every milestone, does not mean your co-workers want to as well. How do you tell your once a month, or 8 hour a week co-worker that you dont want to hear anything about their kids? An occasional picture is OK. But these people are overloading us with pictures and videos. It's so annoying. Can we have some adult conversation?
I actually wrote a thread about this a while back.I had 7 pregnant coworkers, most of them for the first time, and 5 over the age of 34.
My lord, you would have thought that no one had ever been pregnant like them. There was not one lunch hour (for them, closer to 2 hours) that was not a barrage of sore and cracked nipples, discussion of pregnancy constipation, and in-depth discussion of hormonal issues/impending birth.We suffered through the violent mood swings of the assisted conception from conception thru birth, just to hear her spoil the child, and then have complaints about the child's behavior. And she is talking about doing it again.I, of course, cannot say a word about childrearing. You see, my one child is by guardianship, and that does not count in their eyes.
Last edit by caroladybelle on Jan 2, '12
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