I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - page 27

by AZO49008

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The other day a co-worker strolled in wearing a scrub top festooned with furry, smiling teddy bears. On an adult cardiac floor...REALLY? On various adult units I've seen Looney Tunes, Precious Moments, rainbows and clouds,... Read More


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    Quote from fribblet
    i didn't say anything about making a judgment about their professionalism or lack there of, which obviously you made the erroneous judgment that i did. /fail

    fail to you because that is excatly what this thread has become...making judgments that clothing makes a person unprofessional

    you said you don't make any judgments about a person based on their appearance in a previous post, but in this post you just admitted that you did while stating that you don't. you need to take a step back, re-evaluate and get rid of this delusion you have.

    i don't have delusions, there is a difference making a judgement about a peson looks and calling them unprofessional and not liking what they wear or thinking you see a man when is a woman. re-read my post other peoples posts!

    if you're in a dark alley and a man dressed in black with a hood over his face suddenly appears and runs at you with an object that appears pointed and shiny. do you stop and wait for them to reach you before you make a decision to either run or call for help? do you wait for them to attack before you make a decision regarding their intent?

    what does this have to do when calling a nurse incompentant because he/she chooses to wear angels or teddy bears on there tops?


    you make judgments based on appearance. you can delude yourself into thinking that you don't and yell at every person who proves you wrong, but you do. we all do. it's human nature. we wouldn't have survived as a species without this ability.

    you may not make judgments about someone based on their ethnicity, but you make judgments and decisions about people based on their appearance.
    since you have clearly miss understood what i have been trying to say i can see there is not point in trying any longer. good today to everyone
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    Quote from eeyorelov
    since you have clearly miss understood what I have been trying to say I can see there is not point in trying any longer. good today to everyone

    What part of I DON'T JUDGE PEOPLE LEST I BE JUDGED is not getting through. I have been judged before, therfore I don't look and people and make judgements, I wait until I see them interact or they start talking.
    I think I understood what you were saying pretty well. It's pretty plain.
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    Quote from Fribblet
    If you're in a dark alley and a man dressed in black with a hood over his face suddenly appears and runs at you with an object that appears pointed and shiny. Do you stop and wait for them to reach you before you make a decision to either run or call for help? Do you wait for them to attack before you make a decision regarding their intent?

    You make judgments based on appearance. You can delude yourself into thinking that you don't and yell at every person who proves you wrong, but you do. We all do. It's human nature. We wouldn't have survived as a species without this ability.

    You may not make judgments about someone based on their ethnicity, but you make judgments and decisions about people based on their appearance.
    I am glad you illustrated this point the way you did, because clearly most people would not think of running away from the same man, neatly quothed and pressed wearing a Hugo Boss suit in the same dark alley. Clothing in fact does create an impression of a person, whether we like to admit it or not.

    eeyorelov: notice that the use of caps as you have in your post is frowned upon under the Terms of Service, it gives the impression of shouting. Even the use of red font color escalates the appearance of anger. I know this thread is getting you upset but please be more diplomatic in your replies.

    I am curious to know, however: Would you go to a job interview dressed in your Disney/teddybear/rainbow scrubs because you strongly believe a potential employer will see your professionalism beyond what you wear? That makes no sense. Why do people wear what they wear to interviews? Because first impressions come only once.
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    Yeah. Caps are frowned on and red means she's p*ssed. But a bit of pile-on was occuring, too.
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    Quote from Paco386
    eeyorelov: notice that the use of caps as you have in your post is frowned upon under the Terms of Service, it gives the impression of shouting. Even the use of red font color escalates the appearance of anger. I know this thread is getting you upset but please be more diplomatic in your replies.

    I am curious to know, however: Would you go to a job interview dressed in your Disney/teddybear/rainbow scrubs because you strongly believe a potential employer will see your professionalism beyond what you wear? That makes no sense. Why do people wear what they wear to interviews? Because first impressions come only once.
    Would I no, just as when I worked in factory, I didn't wear the jeans I was expected to wear while working. That being said I was passed over in many interviews despite dressing "apporpriately" and being told I was an excellent canidate. Take from that what you will. I am still sticking to my belief that my scrubs have little to do with what kind of nurse I am. If others have a problem with me, whether it is my clothing or my skin color that will be there problem. I care for my patients the best way I can, and I get better everyday, even with the teddy bears on. Since so many of you think that projects a poor image, thats fine, I keep my own image of nursing (the one I've had in my head since childhood), and the rest of you can go about creating your own.

    As for my all caps...yes I was getting angry, which is why I step away from the board. I don't want to offend anyone, and I'm sorry if I have. As for the red color, I wanted a color other then black and clicked red by mistake.
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    Have you ever seen anyone show up to work in something like this? Ha ha! Came across it today...

    Life Uniform -Danielle - Fancy Rose Top
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    Quote from 2ndwind
    Have you ever seen anyone show up to work in something like this? Ha ha! Came across it today...

    Life Uniform -Danielle - Fancy Rose Top
    I do like how they qualify it as a "fancy" rose top. It had to be a mistype of the word "gaudy."
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    Quote from eeyorelov
    i keep my own image of nursing (the one i've had in my head since childhood), and the rest of you can go about creating your own.
    if you're still harboring the same image of nursing you had as a child, i devoutly hope you're either a student or a recent graduate. i would hope anyone who had been in the real world of nursing for more than a month would know it's not all teddy bears and rainbows.
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    Quote from 2ndwind
    have you ever seen anyone show up to work in something like this? ha ha! came across it today...

    life uniform -danielle - fancy rose top
    no i haven't, but what do you bet some of the posters in this thread rush right out and buy it?
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    Y'all are pretty harsh.

    I don't care if you wear a gaudy rose in your freaking teeth as long as you are a good nurse and treat me well.

    Heck, bring on the teddies and the clouds and the fish and the balloons and the tattoos and the nose piercing and any other darn thing you want as long as you take good care of me and mine.

    I do not require my bedside nurse to dress "professionally". If her care reflects high quality nursing skill and compassion then he/she can prance around naked for all I care.
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