What is the silliest complaint someone has ever made aboutyou? - page 8

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   LeahJet
    I work in the ER and I had a complaint from a frequent flyer that didn't get her pain meds. She said my name badge was turned around and that someone else discharged her. (Imagine THAT happening in the ER )
  2. by   clemmm78
    I remember years ago, sitting in the lounge with a few of my coworkers and we were discussing how long we'd been married or dating. I was single at the time and loved hearing stories about how people met (heck, I still like hearing that).
    Anyway, this one nurse was talking about how long she and her hubby had been married and how long they'd been trying to conceive. I asked her how she met her husband and she went ballistic on me. Apparently asking how they met was too personal a question? Almost 25 years later, I still remember that incident when her name comes up.
  3. by   muffie
    for being too cheery...whatever

    p.s. you DO NOT want to see me in a foul mood
    Last edit by muffie on Dec 22, '06 : Reason: extremely important addendum
  4. by   melpn
    Pt c/o my delay in returning w/ her meds promptly as I had stated I would after doing her VS. It's true; I was delayed because another pt coded. When I told her I had an emergency, she said "Then why didn't you come back and tell me you'd be a while?".
  5. by   meme_911
    A cowerker was so jaluose from me so he told me your working so fast with no coordination:trout: (in front of the pt)so i told him did you see me doing any thing wrong:angryfire ??then he loked at me in a stuoped way:icon_roll !!!!!an told me no
  6. by   marygirl
    Hmmm, I had a patient the other night who put her call light on as I was at the bedside of her roommate. I wasn't aware it was on, because it doesn't make a sound in the room and I was a fair distance from the desk. She then sighed and said we were probably all out sleeping at the desk. I had been in and out of that room 15 times in the past hour and there is no way I would have had time to nap with 8 patients and most of them were quite needy. When she made that comment I mentioned to her that I was in the room, and what did she need? Her answer, "please open the curtain between me and my roommate so I can talk to her" I did open the curtain between her and the other patient, but I also mentioned that there wasn't a soul sleeping at the desk and as much time as I spent in her room, it was quite offensive to me that she would say something like that. She apologized to me and I shrugged it off, but come on? sleeping at the desk? Most of our patients complain that they think we're too loud all night long or that we're having a party or my favorite, "playing video games" since they hear the beeping alarms of the call light and the telemetry monitors all night long.
  7. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from trudyrn
    no surprise there. she's nuts and she's making her spawn nuts, too. you should be commended for not yelling back, although i think you should speak up if such insanity happens again with the three stooges.
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    no chance of that -- i'm on the opposite coast now!
  8. by   scrmblr
    Quote from TrudyRN
    I wondered that, too.
    :trout: Its kinda like the guy with his pants on fire asking you to light his cigarette for him.
  9. by   Brand new RN
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Someone complained that my smile appeared to be fake.
    Ok, so I'm still a wannabe (waiting for the letter for entrance into the local nursing program). However, couldn't resist a reply here. I work at a nursing home as a CNA. I love working with the residents. Recently I was told that I appear too "happy and energetic" around them! Here's the real issue...we have one resident who is a former nurse herself (very young, BTW to be in a nursing home...but her DX demands it). For some reason, she doesn't like me. Of course, I knew immediately who made the complaint. All the rest of the residents love my cheerful attitude and smile. For some reason, this particular resident doesn't like that I'm a happy, content person. How ridiculous. I've since decided that I'm not real happy with what the RNs do at the home (they spend alot of time policing CNA's and calling everyone on the schedule to beg to come in and cover the shift or they're forced to work as aide on the floor themselves). I consider myself now very enlightened. My plan? The master's degree...maybe as a NP or clinical nurse specialist I won't have those particular issues to deal with! LOL
  10. by   Daytonite
    i got called into my head nurse's office when i was on an iv team and told that i had been reported for going into a patient's room, pulling down his pj bottoms and then laughing at him! what? she couldn't believe it, but because she had received the write up and incident report about it, she was obligated to follow-up on it. thank goodness the patient described the incident as occurring at a time when there were two other nurses in his room as well and that was an established fact. he was saying this particular thing over and over while in icu postoperatively and saying my name. i had put his iv in him that morning when he was being prepped for surgery and had told him my name. we had had a nice conversation at that time. for some reason, my name just happened to stick in his mind and he was just very disoriented after surgery. we never could figure out where the idea of his pj bottoms being pulled down came from.
  11. by   SOREFEETEMPTYSTOMACH
    ONE OF MY CO-WORKERS WAS DISCHARGING A PATIENT OF MINE. THIS MAN WAS MORBIDLY OBESE BUT ON ARRIVAL TI HIS BED ON ADMISSION HE TOOK HIS OWN SHOES OFF ETC.
    WHILE BEING DISCHARGED THE PATIENT TOLD SHEILA HE FELT BETTER AND EVERYTHING WENT OK BUT "THAT LITTLE NURSE" WOULDN'T PUT MY PECKER IN THE URINAL" SHEILA'S REPLY TO HIM-----ONE WOULD THINK THAT IF YOU CAN HANDLE YOUR SHOES AND SOCKS YOU COULD HANDLE YOUR PECKER, IT'S ONLY HALF AS LOW.
    AS AN ASIDE, IN 30 YEARS I'VE PUT PLENTY OF PECKERS IN URINALS.
  12. by   ItsyBitsySpider
    Quote from Dalzac
    I worked with a male nurse that complained to the NM that I didn't like him because I was jealous that he was more feminine than me. He was right about one thing I didn't like him but only because he was a crappy nurse.
    This is one of the best. The absurdity is hilarious.
  13. by   nursenevaeh
    I haven't had any but my coworker has:
    *Pt made a complaint about him not wiping her bottom good enough.
    Mind you she came from Home and was to be discharged home and could have physically done it herself.
    *Flushing the pt's room Toilet loud during the night.
    Did they expect us to not flush that stuff down?

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