Ever work with foul mouthed blowhard?

  1. Last night I worked with a float and every other word out of her mouth was F*** this, F*** that, she really sounded very unprofessional. After a while she just made me cringe and I had to get away from her...really disgusting. If some people could actually hear themselves I wonder if they'd change their vocabulary?
  2. Visit night owl profile page

    About night owl

    Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 3,254; Likes: 53


  3. by   tattooednursie
    I admit that I have a foul mouth at work. I don't typically use the "F" word at work unles I really need to vent, and I only cuss around other staff members who cuss too. Never do I cuss around patients nor do I say F--- every 2 seconds. If I see that my language is offensive to some one I say "pardon my french" and then I shut up.

    Cussing constantly is unprofessional. next time some one is like that say "This is a hospital not a bar!" Its been said to me before and it gives a wake up call.
  4. by   Teshiee
    That person sounds ghetto big time! I would remind that individual to be careful because you never know who may be coming around the corner. I vent to my co-workers and it is very low key not shouting and acting crazy. This person is only setting themselves up for trouble.
  5. by   night owl
    She was on the phone talking to the supervisor about something that happened on her unit and even to her she was talking trash. Now the supervisor isn't the kind of person who would even use that type of language, never mind listening to it, but I just couldn't believe the mouth on this woman! I guess it's the up bringing, unless she's just a bitter person, I don't know....I just think there's a place for that kind of talk and you don't seem very professional talking like a truck driver. I've got a CB radio, and some of those guys don't even tolerate it!
  6. by   sjoe
    (Oops. From the title, I thought this thread was going to be about managers...or surgeons.)

    1) Maybe she doesn't like to float. (And at least it sounds as though she voices her complaints directly instead of behind people's backs.)

    2) How did this person respond when you made it clear to her that you weren't interested in hearing this kind of language?

    3 What are your facility P&Ps about this kind of thing?

    4 What did your unit supervisor say when you reported this to her (if you did not get a suitable response to #2, above)?
    Last edit by sjoe on Nov 28, '02
  7. by   mattsmom81
    When it's another staff nurse, guess we can walk away from it...or report it...language like that on the job can translate to hostile/offensive work environment and management may want to know about it.

    Sometimes the language among a group can get raunchy even with nurses...and we all need a little reminder that other people can hear us and get the wrong idea, etc.

    Sounds like this woman has an anger problem as well as a 4 letter word fetish .
  8. by   Scavenger'sWife
    I know an LPN who uses the F*** word constantly and she is always mad....thank goodness she works nights & I work days. She just sounds so "dirty" to me...

    My daddy always said those who use foul language have a limited vocabulary and a small IQ to match.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    You have a choice. If the language offends you, walk away after telling this person while you may sympathize w/their situation, you will not tolerate such foul language, period. You don't have to listen to it and it may get the message across that it is unacceptable. Usually foul language is used in the absence of an articulate way to express oneself, anyhow. So take it for what it is, and don't listen to it.
  10. by   Audreyfay
    The more a person is around foul language, the more they use it. In those situations I tell the person that I am very uncomfortable with profane language. Our hospital policy prohibits the use of profanity at work. At least say something to them. They might not change, but you have warned them. If you need to, write them up, if they don't heed.