What is the silliest complaint someone has ever made aboutyou? - page 2

I don't know what made me remember this but I had a coworker once with whom I had developed(I thought) something of a rapport. Well one day we were in the nurses' station and I jokingly made a... Read More

  1. by   Antikigirl
    I have been told I am too cheerful!

    But my worse one that made me go WHAT? was when a patient said I was not "matronly" looking enough to be a nurse, let alone a good one! I asked what he ment..and he said I was too young looking to be a nurse! I was 34 and show my age frankly..what does he want! I found out he wanted an older nurse, at least with grey in her hair!

    I told him "Oh..I have grey...I just dye it...maybe if I don't for a month or two???". LOL!!!!!!
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    I have been told I am too cheerful!

    But my worse one that made me go WHAT? was when a patient said I was not "matronly" looking enough to be a nurse, let alone a good one! I asked what he ment..and he said I was too young looking to be a nurse! I was 34 and show my age frankly..what does he want! I found out he wanted an older nurse, at least with grey in her hair!

    I told him "Oh..I have grey...I just dye it...maybe if I don't for a month or two???". LOL!!!!!!

    If someone told me i wasn't matronly enough, it would have been hard for me to resist saying "Well, the porn industry didn't offer the 401k that nursing does."
  3. by   EDValerieRN
    This lady told me she was nauseous, and I told her it would probably be a good idea to put that cheeseburger from McDonalds down.

    She told my NM and I wasn't allowed back in her room. I was thrilled.
  4. by   wjf00
    I floated and was accused of being disruptive during report. Per the reporting nurse: "He didn't say a word" and "Well he didn't do anything actually", she went on to state "It's just the way he sat there and took notes,I found it very disruptive". Huh?!?
  5. by   RNAnnjeh
    I was accused of not being gentle with an elderly lady who had a THR......during a code. Don't recall seeing "hip" in with the ABCs and CPR. NM apologized to me afterwards.
  6. by   elthia
    That I used the phrase "I want you to understand" while I was educating a pt on his medication regime. Apparently this is a condescending attitude per the supervisor who wrote me up.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from wjf00
    I floated and was accused of being disruptive during report. Per the reporting nurse: "He didn't say a word" and "Well he didn't do anything actually", she went on to state "It's just the way he sat there and took notes,I found it very disruptive". Huh?!?
    I had a nurse walk out of report while giving report - she came back in tears and said "Why don't you like me?". I said "What are you talking about?" She said "You never look at me when I've giving you report, you just write on a piece of paper". Huh?

    Keep in mind that we sit at a small counter with room for three ALL FACING the wall. Not across from one another where you can make eye contact.

    And keep in mind that I just want to focus on report and get the heck out on the floor asap. I'm not into chatting.

    steph
  8. by   jaslo98
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Co-worker complained that i'm too tall (i'm 5'10") to work with. The person that made this complaint is 4'9".

    Now what was i supposed to do, but her stilts or work while kneeling down? Seriously we have those platform steps for a reason

    (Ironically she's never said the same about our 6'11" surgeon)
    That is EXTREMELY inconsiderate of you to be SO tall!!

    I am suprised they didn't fire you immediately!!!
  9. by   iHeartNICU
    I'm in my final year of an RN program and an instructor told me I check too many times to make sure I have the right drug. Let's see, once taking it out of Pyxis, again when putting the unopened pill in the medicine cup, 3rd time when I got to the patient's room, and one last time right before giving it. Hmmm, I don't know about you, but I sure as heck don't want to make a mistake. I guess 3 times of checking is the absolute limit.
  10. by   Ruby Vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]an attending physician once called my nm and complained about me because i had followed the orders the resident and written and "should have known better than to do that." (well, ok, we don't usually do it that way, but his way wasn't hurting anything and i had discussed it with him and he was adamant about doing it his way. so, since it was 0300, we did it his way rather than call the attending. chain of command would have been call the fellow next, then the attending and since the fellow was in on it, too . . . )

    next month, i had a patient with an dissecting aneurysm. the plan discussed on rounds was to do an echocardiogram when the attending arrived, and then make a decision as to whether to take her to surgery or not. an hour later, a resident came up and gave me a verbal order to "give 10 mg. of morphine and turn off the ventilator." whoa! i hadn't even seen the attending yet! we have a withdrawal of care protocol, and it involved a note in the chart signed by an attending, and written orders. when i pointed it out to the resident, he started yelling at me. so i talked to the charge nurse, and she paged the attending. the attending yelled at her, then yelled at me. she didn't want to be bothered with this, she'd already talked to the resident and why were we bothering her on a sunday morning?

    the attending came in and talked to the family, filled out the paperwork, and we withdrew care. the next day, the chief resident came to see me. he backed me into the med room yelling at me. his opening shot was "do you think the resident is a liar?"

    "huh?" i replied, oh so articulately.

    "the only reason to go above the resident's head to the attending is if you think he's lying to you. did you think he's a liar?"

    fortunately, my charge nurse from the day before had already discussed the situation with the nurse manager and had written it up. the nm straightened out all three individuals: the resident, the chief resident and the attending.

    by the way -- both incidents involved the same attending!
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    an instructor told me I check too many times to make sure I have the right drug
    Never thought that was possible.
  12. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Our nursing school clinical uniform was white scrubs with white shoes....which I always wore. But my last semester I looked at the policy a little closer and realized it said nothing about wearing a coloured shirt underneath, which I did one day. My instructor couldn't have cared less, but another instructor from my school working with students on a different floor complained that I didn't look professional in my 'get-up'. I was told "You're a fourth year, you should know better." And recieved a lecture up several flights of stairs. I'm sorry WHAT??? I'm a fourth-year student, and practice professionally, wear a uniform free from stains, properly fitting, ironed, and in accordance with school policy.....unprofessional?? I guess I missed something in the professional practice class in my first year then....
  13. by   nursesaideBen
    When I was working in LTC had one mentally with it resident who never liked me. He kept complaining to the charge nurse and the DON that I was "Too ugly, too fat and too stupid to be serving him." Well the DON just told me to not worry about it that he always finds someone to be hateful to and one night when I was taking care of him he kept on and on with how ugly and fat I was so I just said "Well, if I'm so darn ugly shut your eyes and don't look at me, problem solved!" Never complained about me after that lol

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