Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires - page 29

My workplace, a freestanding specialty hospital owned by a for-profit corporation that operates multiple facilities across the United States, has been having recent troubles with low Press Ganey... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    Commuter......how are things going?
    I am still working at the same place of employment and have seen several managerial changes. Now that we've got another CNO, most of the new hires have been 'older' and somewhat experienced, although not in our specialty.

    All the youngish, attractive hires from several years ago stuck around less than a year before moving on. It's been the nurses in their 50s who seem to have the lowest employee turnover rates in our facility. The nurses in their 20s and early 30s seem to get six months to one year of experience before leaving for seemingly greener pastures.

    I am weakly entertaining the idea of looking for another job due to a myriad of reasons.
  2. by   Been there,done that
    Let me guess, most of them are blonde with teeth that glow in the dark.

    Hope you are looking for another job.... seems like it more than time to move on.
  3. by   Libby1987
    I read the first 5 or so pages and skipped to the end to see how the facility's experiment of sorts worked out.

    I cannot believe the arguments that have taken place in this thread, at least pertaining to the OP which was not bashing young pretty nurses, it was an observation and interest in how it would play out. And then all these panties wadding up, I'd think all would be more interested in the results of such a hiring measure than splitting up into defensive corners.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Libby1987
    I read the first 5 or so pages and skipped to the end to see how the facility's experiment of sorts worked out.

    I cannot believe the arguments that have taken place in this thread, at least pertaining to the OP which was not bashing young pretty nurses, it was an observation and interest in how it would play out. And then all these panties wadding up, I'd think all would be more interested in the results of such a hiring measure than splitting up into defensive corners.
    There's never a shortage of certain people, a.k.a. 'offendonistas,' who are seeking to take offense at every little thing imaginable.
  5. by   Khaan
    I can understand not wanting to hire overweight nurses. Your body burns out fast if you're fat, and nursing is a very physically demanding job. I see so many fat nurses who suffer on the job, and then have issues even coming in.
  6. by   heron
    Quote from Khaan
    I can understand not wanting to hire overweight nurses. Your body burns out fast if you're fat, and nursing is a very physically demanding job. I see so many fat nurses who suffer on the job, and then have issues even coming in.
    Old dead thread, overworked slam against large nurses. Run a search.
  7. by   TSWaller
    I am seeing the same trend and they are given all kinds of help, no expected to take the fair share of pt's. And they do not know how dangerous they are
  8. by   TSWaller
    I think the issue Khaan is that the focus is on appearance and not substance... dangerous
  9. by   Khaan
    Quote from TSWaller
    I think the issue Khaan is that the focus is on appearance and not substance... dangerous
    You're right. I hope that's not the reason. There's a lot of fantastic nurses in my unit that are overweight. I hate seeing the struggle they have to practice.
  10. by   Icooka4u
    I can't stop laughing. Thank God for advanced degree opportunities.

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