Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires - page 29

by TheCommuter Senior Moderator | 53,490 Views | 295 Comments

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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    This has certainly been an interesting topic. However, some people completely missed the point, and took it too personally, when the OP was merely making an observation, based on the trend in her workplace, which is becoming more and more common. Doesn't mean it's fair.
    LadyFree28, Aurora77, and TheCommuter like this.
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    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"...
    I was born in 1981, so I am smack dab at the beginning of the Generation Y cohort. And yes, the oldest members of Generation Y are currently in their early 30s.
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    Quote from RNdynamic
    Even if it the industry were biased toward the young and beautiful, is that such a bad thing?
    You asked a good, thought-provoking question. In my opinion, nursing units are best staffed by a mix of young, middle-aged, and older employees. The 'young and beautiful' certainly have the educational attainment and credentials to provide care for patients, but any unit or floor can become a downright scary place when staffed with only relatively inexperienced nurses being led by house supervisors who only have one or two years of experience themselves.
    Quote from RNdynamic
    It works this way in all walks of life.
    This is true.
    Quote from RNdynamic
    Getting bent out of shape over some people being prettier than you is somewhat petty.
    People, including many of my patients and their family members, have described me as 'the pretty one.' I am not bent out of shape over anything I've mentioned. I'm simply making observations and conjectures. The problem results when certain respondents take things far too personally and interpret the written word in a manner that will conjure up arguments to meet their own personal agendas.
    Quote from RNdynamic
    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.
    You delivered some sound advice. I also urge you to take your own advice and worry about yourself. I sincerely thank you for the comments you've contributed to this discussion, because without the input of certain touchy members, this thread would have never ballooned into a nearly 300-response epic.
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    Quote from tinyonern
    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.
    Seriously, if I hear one more new grad at work yapping about how soon they're going to run back to school to get their NP so they can work at Minute Clinic I'm going to flip out.

    Honestly? If the current crop of children whose feelings can't be hurt by such things as letter grades and keeping score in soccer turn out to be the way I think they will, the older generations shouldn't worry about getting edged out of their jobs by these soon to be overgrown brats. Who will want to hire them?
    Last edit by redhead_NURSE98! on Mar 9, '13
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!

    Seriously, if I hear one more new grad at work yapping about how soon they're going to run back to school to get their NP so they can work at Minute Clinic I'm going to flip out.

    Honestly? If the current crop of children whose feelings can't be hurt by such things as letter grades and keeping score in soccer turn out to be the way I think they will, the older generations shouldn't worry about getting edged out of their jobs by these soon to be overgrown brats. Who will want to hire them?
    Hey now, not all NP hopefuls want to work in a Minute Clinic. I HATE clinic/office work! Bedside for me as long as I.can!
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    Quote from Jeweles26

    Hey now, not all NP hopefuls want to work in a Minute Clinic. I HATE clinic/office work! Bedside for me as long as I.can!
    Same here :-) I love the hospital environment and will be doing for as long as my health allows me
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I was born in 1981, so I am smack dab at the beginning of the Generation Y cohort. And yes, the oldest members of Generation Y are currently in their early 30s.
    ^So was I...


    I had to bring that up because I truly believe this fabled "everybody wins generation" was born across several factors and generations: people who constantly feel as though life is unfair; people who constantly worry and state "what about me???" and the ones who may have been emotionally changed by parents who were emotionally barren, and transferred those experiences on to them, and have spread it across generations. And on AN as well.
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Honestly? If the current crop of children whose feelings can't be hurt by such things as letter grades and keeping score in soccer turn out to be the way I think they will, the older generations shouldn't worry about getting edged out of their jobs by these soon to be overgrown brats. Who will want to hire them?
    ^This!!!

    I think people have to reflect whether that has made them passed on for opportunites and jobs, or the one when they are laid off, is in the first or second round to be called to go...

    There are previous generations who had their share of "Overgrown brats"...gotta love the "generational curse"! Flying the red flags of neediness and potential meltdown at any turn!
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    Quote from RNdynamic
    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.
    Even when you aren't in your 20's anymore! you can still be bold and beautiful. .

    Sarcasm or no, it should now be official. Epic thread.

    At any rate I don't think OP was talking about these characteristics in isolation, but as possible applicant requirements.

    But if this is the way it is, Well,"Will it be Goobers or Raisinettes?"

    If you are a guy, you may not appreciate being valued primarily for looks...that and the lower end of the payscale. When you initially get a lot of attention for appearance, it's fun at first, but from an intelligent female's perspective, it gets old. When you have to stand up and advocate for your patients, you want to slap down that whole, "There, there, Cutie" approach. Just saying...
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    Quote from Jenni811
    Yes really...
    Really what?
    jesting...
    Relax already, would ya.


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