Cure for whiny negative nurses - PET PEEVE game. Always read first post before entry. - page 4

I could whine and complain about how these negative nurses are extremely depressing and ruining nursing for those of us that actually enjoy our jobs.:wavey: :nono: :smackingf Or I could think of a... Read More

  1. by   Cmariehart
    Pet peeve 1: When the day shift nurses want OT 3-11 nurses get bumped off their unit and sent else where... And then they call us and ask us how do you do this to so and so... And then think they're gonna leave by 8 or 9pm and call us back to count with them....

    Solution 1: If you're gonna do the time, you better be prepared to stay and do the job... Or go where you're needed because you're making me mad...
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  2. by   Kunzieo
    Pet Peeve: Women who are admitted to the hospital and "suddenly" lose function of their arms and hands.

    Hey. What do you do at home when you wake up at 3 in the morning and need a kleenex? Call someone? I doubt it. It's right next to you, along with your water/hearing aid/snacks/telephone and gosh-knows-whatever-else it is that you need. Lift up your arm, extend your fingers forward, and pluck that kleenex right out of the box. Oh. My. Gosh. I know that it's really hard laying in bed all day, but I think you can manage to lift a glass of water, fluff your pillow, and arrange your blankets all by your self. I know this one is tricky, but guess what. We are here to provide medical care, not wait on you hand and foot.

    A "PLEASE" and "THANK YOU" every now and then would also be nice.

    Solution? Who knows. I try to ask "I'm sorry, I didn't catch that" like I didn't hear them the first time around when they issue one word commands. Other times I will say things like..."your water is on your table on your right." One nurse I worked with once said to a patient who had snapped "Stockings!" as we were sitting her up on the edge of the bed: "Stockings.......please?" The lady looked offended, and said to me " she must not like her job very much." LOL.

    Catch Phrase...Why can't you do that for yourself? Your arms aren't broken....yet.
  3. by   SaderNurse05
    Peeve: Patient who is furious because he has been trying to get disability and has been denied

    Solution: Yes, you are HIV positive. Your counts are great, you are not on meds and you are in your mid 30's. You have a degree and had a job until your decisions finally caught up with you and you quit your job in a hissy fit. You are more likely to die from the COPD you are developing from smoking or the DM you refuse to take care of as well.

    Line: Get over yourself. Get a job. Plenty of people a LOT sicker than you with this virus work, pay their bills and contribute to society.

    Whew... that felt good
  4. by   fronkey bean
    1) Hosp. Admin that wants you to be a hard working loyal employee b/c the people at our hosp. are a "family".

    2) Gee you want me to work over b/c you made a nurse stay home on low census even though she made it clear she would not be on call and it never occured to you that we might get admits. Well I would except I am so tired from working short all last week when you told me I should just suck it up for the "family". I might do it if you would pay me more but, much like my real family, you expect me to do it for nothing.

    3) Stop staffing so tightly that one admission creates conditions where you staff are overworked. pay me for what I do. when you want extra, pay me extra.

    4) I have a family I love and am willing to spend extra time w/ and do things for free for and I have an employer who I give an honest days work to and expect an honest days pay from. Guess which one you are!
  5. by   Daywalker
    Pet peeve: Drs who don't follow isolation proceedures.
    Yes, I know you have more education than I do, and more authority here than I, but the MRSA, C. diff and VRE can't tell the difference between your exaulted self and the rest of us riff-raff.
    Solution: politly pointing out the BIG, RED islolation sign on the door.
    Catchphrase: they are UNIVERSAL precautions - this means you, too!
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Daywalker
    Pet peeve: Drs who don't follow isolation proceedures.
    Yes, I know you have more education than I do, and more authority here than I, but the MRSA, C. diff and VRE can't tell the difference between your exaulted self and the rest of us riff-raff.
    Solution: politly pointing out the BIG, RED islolation sign on the door.
    Catchphrase: they are UNIVERSAL precautions - this means you, too!
    ha ha

    Well, not funny, but the catchphrase is

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