I can't believe this....

  1. Need to vent just a moment. Just found out that the nurses on the unit are fighting over which shift gets the sandwiches a doctor sent them. Fighting over sandwiches...and they wonder why nurses don't get respected!
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  3. by   apaisRN
    We are NEVER going to be respected as a profession until this kind of ******** stops! Fighting over sandwiches!

    Edited to say - I repeated exactly what the original poster said- oh well - I meant it!
    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Dec 27, '04 : Reason: Language
  4. by   canoehead
    They'll never get them again if they don't smarten up.
  5. by   snowfreeze
    Forget the sandwiches...where is the free pass to the local spa or masseuse? Ah and what happened to those really nice christmas dinners you could bring your spouse to? Had a live band and excellent food.....
  6. by   chad75
    Listen, the sandwiches obviously belong to night shift, since we always get shafted on the goodies!

    What ever happened to people who didn't take themselves way too seriously. If you think immaturity isn't present in other proffesions, such as finance and education you are sorely misinformed.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 23, '04 : Reason: OP conform with TOS
  7. by   ERNurse752
    Quote from chad75
    Listen, the sandwitches obviously belong to night shift, since we always get shafted on the goodies!

    What ever happened to people who didn't take themselves way too seriously.
    LOL :chuckle
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 23, '04 : Reason: OP conform with TOS
  8. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from redshiloh
    Need to vent just a moment. Just found out that the nurses on the unit are fighting over which shift gets the sandwiches a doctor sent them. Fighting over sandwiches...and they wonder why nurses don't get respected!
    I think nurses get respected, well most of the time.......the only problem I encounter with disrespect is with some of the patients family members. This week was a real challenge in that respect but I have to say that our Doctors are wonderful and do not put up with the patients or family members mistreating the nurses. We have a color-coded mailbox system to pick up our new orders processed during the shift. The charge nurse assigns the colors. I just go in order of the assignment. Pretty simple. The next shift does not use the mailbox system, if though they've been told they have to, because according to the charge nurse they fight over who's going to be what color. Oh give me a break! It's a good thing I'm not the nurse manager because that shift would be short about half of the staff if I had my way. Oh well. I'm happy on my shift so I just be quiet and do my job.
  9. by   GingerSue
    those must have been some sandwiches.
  10. by   acgemt
    I think I have seen more fights on food than anything...here's my story...doctors will generally bring in left over sandwiches, salads, desserts, etc from their meetings on certain days of the week...to be shared with EVERYBODY on the unit (nice of them really). Heres the kicker. There was a note posted in the unit stating that when staff (nurses) bring in food, they feel upset because other people (docs) take it as well....talk about selfish. What happened to a family atmosphere where we work?????
  11. by   Brita01
    Quote from apaisRN
    We are NEVER going to be respected as a profession until this kind of ******** stops! Fighting over sandwiches!

    Edited to say - I repeated exactly what the original poster said- oh well - I meant it!

    I agree. It's bad enough to be happy to get the scraps, but fighting over them as well? How sad.
    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Dec 27, '04 : Reason: Language in quoted text
  12. by   chad75
    Last edited by NRSKarenRN : Today at 12:00 AM. Reason: OP conform with TOS
    Hehe sorry, thought it fit the situation and it wasn't directed at anyone without a funnybone
  13. by   Mystery5
    I agree with the OP
    Last edit by P_RN on Dec 23, '04 : Reason: Image is outside of the TOS.
  14. by   P_RN
    I once saw a shoving match over a bag of unsalted blue corn chips. The tins and baskets always cause a row too.

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