Quote from suesquatch
there is sometimes a bit of resentment towards immigrants because they often are willing to work for less pay and under more difficult conditions . . .
you expressed something that's been troubling me for the past year.
some of the nurses i work with say i'm a perfectionist, that i'm not a teamplayer, and that i always want things "stat."
i'm a perfectionist
because i always trace the medications in the mars--i've had instances wherein medications were magically on the mars even if they had been d/c'd days ago, and where medications ordered were not on the mars (they don't like it when i find errors). i always want to do what's ordered for the patient, and not take shortcuts.
i'm not a teamplayer
because they all take coffee breaks 2 to 3 times a day--and i don't have time for coffee when i'm checking my patient and the mars; when my patient poops, i have to get help from another coworker, and they would rather enjoy their coffee than deal with poop...thus i'm "not a team player" for forcing them to deal with poop. (when i ask for help in turning patients to clean them up, they reply, "i'll help you when i get back. i'll just get coffee, ok?
" when i point out that lying on poop is uncomfortable, they reply, "hey, nobody dies from lying on sh*t. relax!
" i wonder how long their patients lie on sh*t while they enjoy their coffee and breakfast and snacks.)
i always want things "stat"
because orders written at 0730 had not been entered in the system at 1530, when the secretary goes off shift. what did the secretary do for 8 hours? get coffee, enjoy coffee while shooting the breeze with the other nurses. get breakfast and moan about how difficult her job is. sit around and talk about the latest television show or food.
she is good at kissing bottom and greeting people though, and she projects her smile when answering the phone.
what takes the cake is i was advised by the boss to "take it easy" as "not everything is stat."
what a laugh.
i was actually daydreaming when my boss finally becomes a patient who cannot speak...and when the boss finally gets a taste of the "nursing care" her staff gives to the patients.
now that would be justice.