Why dont' nurses help each other?! - page 5

by scorpio24

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All I have ever wanted to do with my life since the age of 7 was to be a nurse. I accomplished this goal and took a position in the ER. The experienced nurses warned me..."ER nurses eat their young". This was a concept that I... Read More


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    QUOTE=RNMLIS;4182977I was punched in the nose by a scared confused old man - not only did the manager know there was a potential - it was not addressed appropriatly -excused - brushed off
    The horizontal violence in LTC....
    SHAME!
    We may all disagree about how much more civil, professional, or has the best intellectual sparring skills, but this is unacceptable, and it seems like no one either protected you or acknowledged that you were injured. I guess, from what you have said you are not in nursing anymore, but even if the assault didn't rise to the level of battery due to the confused mental state of the man you should have been immediately treated. That is not the norm.
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    Hi Nurse-lou, I had to take a moment to reread thread title and it said, why don't nurses help each other? and not "To the experienced nurse.". Err, you may want to get your bearings right....and then we will discuss
    Erm, Katie, I know EXACTLY what thread I am posting on. My point is that you are rude to all of us 'experienced nurses'. It was highly evident in your other thread and you bring your attitude to this thread too!

    Drop the attitude honey! It won't help you in your career!
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    From the sound of it being all that in a glorified office job teaches people to think they have awesome people skills and superior intelligence, when in reality they sound rude and condescending. I don't think there's a cure for that.
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    Quote from NurseAdida
    Katie5 you don't need to be rude to prove a point.
    Rude? More like sarcastic!
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    Quote from nurse-lou
    Erm, Katie, I know EXACTLY what thread I am posting on. My point is that you are rude to all of us 'experienced nurses'. It was highly evident in your other thread and you bring your attitude to this thread too!

    Drop the attitude honey! It won't help you in your career!
    Perhaps I'm "rude" to the know-it-all version of experienced nurses. But thanks for the advice sweetie, I;ll remember it.
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    Quote from katie5
    perhaps i'm "rude" to the know-it-all version of experienced nurses. but thanks for the advice sweetie, i;ll remember it.
    being rude to anyone who is in a position to evaluate your performance of your job (ie nurses more experienced or whom have been on that unit longer than you) is not going to help your career at all. but perhaps all you care about is being "right." you have the perfect right to behave in as uninformed and unintelligent manner as you choose. those experienced nurse you're judging have the perfect right to evaluate you based on that -- and it's not going to do your performance review any good.
    imintrouble, canoehead, BluegrassRN, and 1 other like this.
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    There was a time when I could slow down, explain, answer questions..... Gradually, over the years, nurses are expected to do more and more. I simply don't have time on any given day to carry someone else's load. I can answer questions, and advise, even help with a very sick pt. But most nights it takes all my time and attention to keep my head above water. Helping someone else just means we'll both drown.
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    Quote from nurse-lou
    Erm, Katie, I know EXACTLY what thread I am posting on. My point is that you are rude to all of us 'experienced nurses'. It was highly evident in your other thread and you bring your attitude to this thread too!

    Drop the attitude honey! It won't help you in your career!


    relax, you guys, play nice.
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    I started off as a "team player" getting other nurses lights, IV pumps, etc. Soon I realized a lot of it was a one way street or that there were some nurses that took it as a personal insult if you helped them. Then there are a couple of nurses I work with now that look at it as an insult if you have not done 80% of their work. I tend to be organized, get my work done and I have found if I get caught up in "helping" all day it wears me down. Now I wait to be asked, help if I truly feel it is needed and try to make others pull their weight. My number one thing for doing anything for my co-workers is if it benefits the patient.
    wooh likes this.
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    You are right; but it is good to have a sense of humor so depression about your career won't claim you. I would say, lay low, do your own work, and never, ever register anger on your face to any co-workers, ancillaries, especially management, even to your own family. You're in it for the long haul.
    imintrouble likes this.


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