ashamed today - page 4

Hi, this is my first post, but I needed to express my feelings about this somewhere. The reason I'm posting is because I'm ashamed of the behavior of fellow nurses. I work at a very large hospital... Read More

  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from daytonite
    with all due respect, and despite what you say, it is a psychological principle that what we often loathe and detest we spot immediately as what we feel are serious character flaws in others. then, we give ourselves away emotionally when we are the only ones protesting so vehemently about them. this is all about behavior. unless these behaviors are forbidden in a facility policy manual somewhere, shame and inappropriateness have no place of importance except in your own beliefs. they are then your problems that you need to keep under your control. the way i see it your choices are (1) do nothing and go about your job, or (2) quit and find work at another place if this situation is too much for you to tolerate. if you decide to involve yourself in some way, be prepared for an ugly fight because you are messing with people's freedom to act as they wish. my philosophy when i am a staff nurse: go to work, do my job and keep my mouth shut about the shenanigans i might see my co-workers engaged in unless it affects patient safety. this is america. we are free. this is the price of freedom.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    No one should have to go to work and feel uneasy and uncomfortable because their co-workers can't keep their hands (and the raunch talk) to themselves.