Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires - page 28

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 patient satisfaction scores. This... Read More

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    Quote from RNFiona
    I don't care what you look like. Just be nice to me and don't kill me. Yay
    ^this! :-)
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    I know who I would want for a nurse for myself or a loved one and it isn't the nurse who think bedside nursing is just a stepping stone to something "better". I want someone who has developed life skills such as critical thinking, multi tasking, decision making, for example ColoradoRocky.
    mc3, LadyFree28, redhead_NURSE98!, and 1 other like this.
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    This thread has gone nuts!

    As a relatively new nurse with roughly 4.5 years of experience, I will say that a good mix of new and old is definitely preferable. Not to say that having all newer staff is bad (I worked night shift with a group of nurses who mostly had less than 3 years experience, with 1-2 who had more, and everything went SO well with this bunch). But yea, when the poop hits the fan I'm more likely to run to the nurse with 20+ years under her belt than I am to go to the new grad with 256 different certifications but hasn't had a chance to put any of them to practice.

    As the wise Confucius said 'I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.' Give me a nurse who has done and understands, anytime lol.

    BTW, its been real entertaining to see those who have taken this thread so personally. If you are young, thin and pretty, good for you. If you are also a good nurse, all the better. A wise person would understand that this thread has not been about generalizing. Not all cute, young, thin new grads are simpering fools who sit at the nurses' station playing on their smart phones, who have no manners, etc. What does make you look like a fool is coming online and bristling and getting defensive about it. 'Methinks the lady doth protest too much!'
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    Quote from VeronikaRN

    ^this! :-)
    ^I second THIS!!!
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    Quote from RNFiona
    I don't care what you look like. Just be nice to me and don't kill me. Yay
    I third this
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    If you don't like how something is going...then maybe it's YOU that needs to change!
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    BTW, its been real entertaining to see those who have taken this thread so personally. If you are young, thin and pretty, good for you. If you are also a good nurse, all the better. A wise person would understand that this thread has not been about generalizing. Not all cute, young, thin new grads are simpering fools who sit at the nurses' station playing on their smart phones, who have no manners, etc. What does make you look like a fool is coming online and bristling and getting defensive about it. 'Methinks the lady doth protest too much!'
    . . .and let it be said that young and inexperienced does not equal *perky*, either! My 23 year old daughter regards text message spelling, smartphone obsession and perkiness with equal disdain, lol. Good kid.
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    Quote from nursel56

    . . .and let it be said that young and inexperienced does not equal *perky*, either! My 23 year old daughter regards text message spelling, smartphone obsession and perkiness with equal disdain, lol. Good kid.
    ^Yes!!!

    As a gen Y, sometimes referred to the generation that was taught the "everybody wins method" (Which I was NOT), usually 1979-1981 to 1999-2000, there are a lot of us who distain, um..."flakiness"....and abhor BS.

    Some of us when you are referring to that generation are in our thirties...maybe young at heart but enough experience in our minds and mileage in our life to "get it"...
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    Quote from LadyFree28

    ^Yes!!!

    As a gen Y, sometimes referred to the generation that was taught the "everybody wins method" (Which I was NOT), usually 1979-1981 to 1999-2000, there are a lot of us who distain, um..."flakiness"....and abhor BS.

    Some of us when you are referring to that generation are in our thirties...maybe young at heart but enough experience in our minds and mileage in our life to "get it"...
    Testify!
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    Even if it the industry were biased toward the young and beautiful, is that such a bad thing? It works this way in all walks of life. Getting bent out of shape over some people being prettier than you is somewhat petty. Everyone has their own specific flaws that they have to overcome. The young and beautiful applicant might have a personality defects that puts them a bigger disadvantage than the applicant who is a fugly dog. Worry about yourself.


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