I live in a small town where it seems like everybody knows everybody. In the local hospital where I work gossip spreads like wildfire. It is to the point that I no longer trust anyone. I have to watch everything I say. If I said something at the beginning of the shift- I swear by the end of an eight hour shift- everybody knows. I find this a complete turn off. Does anyone have that same problem?
Jul 12, '01
Ten years ago when I was working at a small town hospital they floated me down to L&D. As I was making 'small talk' with another nurse I mentioned that I had just bought a house, a fixer-upper, and how completely filthy it was, how I couldn't believe anyone could have lived like that, etc., etc. She asked me where the house was and when I told her she said, "Oh, that's where so-and-so used to live".... another L&D nurse! Needless to say, she found out what I'd said and to this day gives me eat kaka looks.
I hate small-town life for the same reasons and can't wait to move! Gossip may travel in large hospitals but at least the whole city doesn't find out!
Eventually, smart people figure out who the trouble makers are and will usually 'consider the source'. I've learned you will have far more friends and be considered trustworthy IF you listen but don't tell.
Last edit by SusieQ1243 on Jul 12, '01