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What Is The Most Disrespectful Thing A Colleague Has Said To You? - page 2

The recent thread started by a CNA who left work after clocking in because she was "disrespected" has left me curious about what could possibly be disrespectful enough to have someone shoot... Read More

  1. Visit  Pepper The Cat profile page
    #13 5
    I was told it was OK if I left late (because my replacement is always late) because I a was single and there was no one waiting at hime for me. So it didn't matter if I left late.
  2. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    #14 9
    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    I was told it was OK if I left late (because my replacement is always late) because I a was single and there was no one waiting at hime for me. So it didn't matter if I left late.
    Ouch! I was told that I should work Christmas for a certain coworker because she had a husband and a baby while "you have no life." Not only did I NOT work Christmas for that coworker (although I would have had she asked me nicely or offered to trade for another holiday), but I told my single friends what she said. No one else would work Christmas for her, either. (Pam, your six month old can't read the calendar and won't know whether Santa came on December 25 or the 23rd or the 27th!)
  3. Visit  RainMom profile page
    #15 3
    I also have a hard time coming up with a memory of feeling disrespected at work. I do recall one senior nurse sternly telling me when I was in orientation that I was "too nice. You're gonna burn out fast if you don't toughen up". This was after she overheard me on the phone ( I don't recall if it was a doc, family or what). She didn't realize I had spent my entire adult life up to that point working in a position requiring tons of customer service & I've perfected the ability to make the "customer" feel like I'm bending over backward when I really couldn't care less.

    Ahh, just thought of one... At one of our first staff meetings with a new manager (3 units present), a coworker asked about missing dynamaps which we were supposed to have in each pt room. She rolled her eyes, looked at the nurses from the other floors, & said "Well, aren't we spoiled!" Thanks for perpetuating the attitude that my floor is the "penthouse"...(Ortho is not a cakewalk but it seems everyone from other depts thinks it is.)
  4. Visit  MrNurse(x2) profile page
    #16 0
    Quote from nursej22
    Many years ago my med/surg unit was going to be transitioned to a progressive care unit and take on cardiac tele, including post-op OHS. The ICU nurses were totally against this and told us it wouldn't work because "floor nurses work with their backs and ICU nurses work with their brains"
    I respond with babies are spoon fed (doctors give ICU nurses info they would never tell a floor nurse, even if asked), adults have to hunt and gather for their knowledge. I respect the skill set and knowledge they are given, as I wouldn't want it, but don't assume I am stupid, I have found things multiple doctors have missed.
  5. Visit  llg profile page
    #17 4
    These "You're single -- therefore, you don't matter" comments bring up memories. Yes, I have gotten those comments before and they really irritate.

    The one that sticks out most in my mind though, was a comment from my mother. I was probably around 30 years old and single. My (married) sister, my mom, and I were talking about buying some nice things for our homes ... and my mom said, "Oh, llg, you're not married. You don't need nice things." My sister and I just looked at each other and laughed. Once mom realized why we were laughing, she realized how stupid she had sounded and laughed with us.

    But I rarely laugh when people at work say such things -- because they seriously expect us single people to make sacrifices for them as if we don't have meaningful lives, too. If they seriously believe that, I did my heels in pretty firmly.
  6. Visit  BeckyESRN profile page
    #18 1
    I broke my ankle leaving my last clinical during my first semester of nursing school. We had a nice long break and I was due to be out of my cast in plenty of time. Unfortunately, once out of the cast, the doc realized that I need surgery to correct a ligament issue that had developed. So, I withdrew from my nursing classes and stacked up a bunch of other required classes and rejoined the following semester.

    Fast forward to my first nursing job after graduation: at the nurse's station with all of new co-worker, I see on of the women that I started nursing school with and she says very loudly "Oh, I remember you! You flunked out that first semester!" I was mortified, but managed to reply that I actually had a fractured ankle and subsequent surgery.
  7. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    #19 0
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    I broke my ankle leaving my last clinical during my first semester of nursing school. We had a nice long break and I was due to be out of my cast in plenty of time. Unfortunately, once out of the cast, the doc realized that I need surgery to correct a ligament issue that had developed. So, I withdrew from my nursing classes and stacked up a bunch of other required classes and rejoined the following semester.

    Fast forward to my first nursing job after graduation: at the nurse's station with all of new co-worker, I see on of the women that I started nursing school with and she says very loudly "Oh, I remember you! You flunked out that first semester!" I was mortified, but managed to reply that I actually had a fractured ankle and subsequent surgery.
    How rude! I wonder if she realized how rude she had been, or if she was a "blurter".
  8. Visit  ElectricCabbage profile page
    #20 2
    While on orientation for my full time LTC job as a new grad (my area of choice, by the way) the battle axe of an RN I was working with that day looked me eye and said "I always feel so sad when I see new grads working in long term care. What a waste". Gee... thanks...
  9. Visit  Oldest&Ugliest profile page
    #21 1
    In the jail that I work in one of the deputies told the inmate patients "she's kind of a nurse but not really a nurse." She validated her statement by expaining I wasn't a "real" nurse because I didn't work in a hospital;and also because the state I work in had "low standards for licensing." She had a big spiel about how her mother was a real nurse in Washington State and there are higher standards there. Seriously, this caused so much trouble for me with the patients (inmates) it was unbelievable. It's already a difficult situation earning the trust of these patients.
    Last edit by Oldest&Ugliest on Sep 15, '16 : Reason: grammar typo

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