Posting fears...

  1. Is there anyone besides me out there that is afraid to post work related happenings for fear that your co-workers may also be on this site and recognize who wrote it? and then there could be retribution? Just curious....
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    About Rizpah

    Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 252; Likes: 10
    hmmm, where do I start?
    Specialty: LTC / SNF / Geriatrics


  3. by   Nurse1966
    I just did! (the post about pt bed's in the hallway) Yes, I'm terrified someone will see my posts and retaliate one way or another. I try to keep a positive attitude, but sometimes we all just need to vent or get a little support.
  4. by   crissrn27
    I try to be very vauge about details, but I worry sometimes too.
  5. by   jill48
    Not on this forum. At least nothing that could hurt me. Everything I say about the places I work I say loudly for all to hear and don't care what anyone thinks (Missouri forum). But I did ask some pretty contoversial questions on another nursing site and someone responded by saying, "I hope you are using a blah blah something or other to hide your identity." Yeah:smackingf , after that I was scared to death and never even opened that site again.
  6. by   llg
    I try to be real careful about how much I share publically.
  7. by   Selke
    I'd think if you don't post specific information about town, hospital, &c, your comments couldn't be traced or tracked down. It would be nice if we could have more than one screen name. Kind of spread out the comments on different topics, perhaps, so they couldn't be connected to one person.
    Last edit by Selke on Apr 24, '07
  8. by   bill4745
    You need to totally disguise your identity-use another state, use a significantly different number of years experience, etc. Don't name the institution, don't give exact details about what happened.
  9. by   christymwinn
    i am not too worried. i don't get too specific, and i don't think enough people truly pay attention to who you are here. there are so many of us, it's almost impossible. if it is something that i am truly worried about, i don't think i would post it.
  10. by   P_RN
    Folks allnurses is #1 on the GOOGLE search for nursing websites. Also we have had SEVERAL members called on the carpet when the powers that be figured it out that their employee was discussing THEIR place of business.

    You can edit out or remove any and all of a post that you think you divulged too much or ask any mod for help.
  11. by   tencat
    Being vague is good. I have seen some posts that are not vague enough and even though they were about really big hospitals in the area, I knew exactly which hospital they were talking about. But, yes, there are a lot of things I don't post about because it's too likely to be recognized.
  12. by   Indy
    There are some defining things... things that people who work with me would pick up on instantly... either things that have happened to me, or my background, etc. Those things just don't make it into posts on this forum.
  13. by   Midwest4me
    Oh sure there's that fear. So I'm careful. There is already enough retribution for things said and done at my place of employment without compounding the problem by posting things that could identify me (or the workplace) here.
  14. by   walk6miles
    Hello... is there an American flag on the flagpole outside the hospital entrance of the hospital at which you work? How many people have died for the right to express an individual's opinion?

    99 percent of the incidents/complaints/problems that we discuss on this website are most certainly known by the powers that be in the hospitals/clinics/schools, etc. where we work. If Human Resources and our nursing supervisors continue to bury their heads in the sand, they will have to come up with some serious excuses when something comes out in the news.

    Honesty is always the best policy; it takes courage to stand up and say "YES - I said it", but you know what? I have never, ever suffered because I admitted I had a complaint or criticism to make. You need to do it in the right way: professionally, quietly, and within the chain of command.