A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified - page 4

We all have bad days. I remember when I was new, bright eyed, bushy tailed, rampantly sarcastic (look, some things never change, alright?) and I used to look about and wonder why in the world it... Read More

  1. by   amygarside
    Great reading material, a pick me up piece when someone feels down and having a bad day! Love it!
  2. by   teeniebert
    Great article; I love your metaphors; Please post a coffee spew warning at the top of your next piece.
  3. by   sapphire18
    "Only *real* nurses have worn the mesh panties"!!!
  4. by   cardiacrocks
    You should write a book, I'm sitting here cracking up, and can actually picture everyone starring and laughing at your torn pants. What a day, you poor thing. You rock! I love your sense of humor, I also have a good sense of humor it is what makes me survive. I use to waitress for well lets just say a long time. One time on a busy hot summer afternoon at a high end restaurant I might add, I was loading up a tray of dirty dishes, well low and behold I tried with all might to get that tray up in the air and OH YEA you guessed it, I dropped the whole tray. Every customer was starring at me, I just took a bow and said I'm here most nights for this act, please come back and visit anytime. They all applauded, I laughed as well. Then I had help from other staff and we cleaned up the mess. I wasn't embarrassed, we all have moments like these, we have to grin and bare it, it's what gets through those tough times.
  5. by   jnurse13
    Awesome story. Enjoyed reading it as my professor talks about how to perform a community health assessment
  6. by   itsnowornever
    You are an amazing writer! From a newbie who often wonders "How do they no freak out"....Thank you!
  7. by   royhanosn
    WELCOME...to the real world. You WILL mature, and develope a thick skin. No matter whether your dealing with a irate patient, staff or manager...flip them the bird behind their back. lol
  8. by   SoundRN7
    Fabulous post. I really enjoyed reading it. I SO LOVE the line " I pretend therefore I am." Love it!
  9. by   icelind
    Such a great read! I'm not a nurse yet (currently in the process of applying for school) and work at an outpatient clinic. I am very much looking forward to someday having tales such as these... maybe sans the shredded pants.
  10. by   KayRN1
    I loved it!! Thank you for sharing your story! Truely inspiring!
  11. by   Dpeterson777
    THANK YOU FOR THIS!! I am fairly new in a busy ER and feel like this a lot of times! Each day is a learning experience and you really do have to just sit back and laugh sometimes! I loved your post, it was very encouraging and uplifting! Makes me feel good that other people have crazy days too!
  12. by   sapphire18
    Sometimes, if you don't laugh, you'll cry- so just laugh!
  13. by   CountyRat
    Quote from nrsang97

    My pants fell down at work one night. Not only was a mortally embarassed, but I had the joy of overhearing 2 male co workers ask another male co worker what kind of underwear I was wearing a few days later. Boy to their surprise I came out of the supply room and answered them and laughing about it. I was pregnant and wearing an abdominal binder and I didn't feel the pants fall until it was too late LOL. I have a good sense of humor and laughed about it.
    I am deffinately going to look for a new job. We do not have anything close to the fun you guys seem to have at work!