Figure this one out

  1. IN PRISON....You spend the majority of your time in an 8x10 cell.
    AT WORK......You spend the majority of your time in a 6x8 cubicle.

    IN PRISON....You get three meals a day.
    AT WORK......You only get a break for one meal and you pay for it.

    IN PRISON....You get time off for good behavior.
    AT WORK......You get more work for good behavior.

    IN PRISON....The guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
    AT WORK......You must carry around a security card and open all
    the doors for yourself.

    IN PRISON...You can watch TV and play games.
    AT WORK.....You get fired for watching TV and playing games.

    IN PRISON...They allow your family and friends to visit.
    AT WORK.....You can't even speak to your family on the phone.

    IN PRISON...The taxpayers pay all expenses with no work
    required.
    AT WORK.....You get to pay all the expenses to go to work
    and then they deduct taxes from your salary
    to pay for prisoners.

    IN PRISON...You spend most of your life inside bars wanting
    to get out.
    AT WORK.....You spend most of your time wanting to get out
    and go inside bars.

    IN PRISON...You must deal with sadistic wardens.
    AT WORK.....They are called managers.

    :roll :chuckle
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   BadBird
    I still don't want to be a prisoner.
  4. by   shygirl
    So....Is this suppose to make prison life sound more attractive?

    I think not!
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i agree with badbird and shygirl.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I thought it was funny! I don't think it was trying to glamorize being a prisoner, I think it was a humorous comparison to the work environment we sometimes become prisoners to. A humorous analogy of sorts. I guess some people don't find that funny.

    Heather
  7. by   adrienurse
    I'm confused. Do you want to set us all free, or do you want lock all of them up without bread and water?

    your views don't fly with me.
  8. by   LPN & EMT-CT
    I'm having to agree wth OBNURSEHEATHER totally, and also that my FT nursing job is in a prison!! :chuckle :roll :chuckle
  9. by   Lausana
    Funny! I should forward this to my cousin...he's most likely on his way back to the pen later this yr it'll make him feel at home

    (singing theme to "Growing Pains" to herself)
  10. by   nursecheryl
    Why are some nurses so serious all the time? If you gals don't want to hear a joke stay out of nursing humor. I'm sure pt nurse didn't mean anything by it.
  11. by   mark_LD_RN
    loosen up it is a joke.

    I found it pretty funny myself.
  12. by   Mary Dover
    It never ceases to amaze me.....

    (I liked your joke pt nurse)
    Last edit by Mary Dover on Sep 8, '02
  13. by   Cubby
    Originally posted by shygirl
    So....Is this suppose to make prison life sound more attractive?

    I think not!
    Why can't we all just get along?!
  14. by   sharann
    I have never been in any trouble w/ the law, but I still thought this was funny. A funny play on a not always funny situation....nursing. I liked it, so arrest me.

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