Recycled topics (vent) - page 3

Does anyone else pick up on how there is a core set of topics that get recycled, e.g. "My GPA is 0.00001, can I handle nursing school?" What subjects drive you to distraction after seeing them... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Those tired, old sob stories about weather and not making it to work. When a major snow storm is expected in 3 days or a week and they still have that excuse, not ONCE considering preparing and getting there, and then having the nerve to whine and moan about not getting paid PTO for not showing up. Never once considering they inconvenienced others. Never mind they live in Buffalo, NY or some other snow belt region, where snow storms are the norm, and having a 24/7 job like nursing----somehow they still don't bother planning ahead.
  2. by   meanmaryjean
    "I hope you're never MY nurse!"
  3. by   roser13
    This thread feels surprisingly good, even just reading it! Let's hear it for a healthy vent
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    I'm 56 and have always had a 9-5 Monday-Friday job completely unrelated to health care or science. I know now that I was always meant to be a nurse. An NP at that! I know I'll be successful as a nurse, because...well, who wouldn't want to admit me to their program next week without pre-reqs? And no, I don't need to shadow a nurse first to see what the job is all about- after all, I've been a patient!
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    The threads that are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me are the NETY ones, the "nursing is my dreaaaaaaaaam" (but I have a GPA of 2.0 or I failed my CNA exam) and especially the unending war on overweight/obese nurses.
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Jedrnurse
    Does anyone else pick up on how there is a core set of topics that get recycled, e.g. "My GPA is 0.00001, can I handle nursing school?"

    What subjects drive you to distraction after seeing them again and again?

    (Forgive me if this post is redux- I honestly don't remember seeing it before...)
    "I overheard a conversation where people said that they wouldn't take advice/accept care from/want to work with a fat nurse. Is this a thing?"
  7. by   Meeshie
    Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth I was a manager at a medical answering service. When the hurricanes came I would move into the office and sleep under my desk (once for three days) because we just knew no one was going to show up before the storm hit so we'd have coverage.

    On the plus.. that money? Nice.

    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Those tired, old sob stories about weather and not making it to work. When a major snow storm is expected in 3 days or a week and they still have that excuse, not ONCE considering preparing and getting there, and then having the nerve to whine and moan about not getting paid PTO for not showing up. Never once considering they inconvenienced others. Never mind they live in Buffalo, NY or some other snow belt region, where snow storms are the norm, and having a 24/7 job like nursing----somehow they still don't bother planning ahead.
  8. by   BSN16
    Quote from BSNbeDONE
    The ones that really get me are where brand-spanking-new nurses want help finding a poop-free nursing job. At what point did you realize you were studying to become a nurse...or did you not?
    Should i go to nursing school if i dont like cleaning up poop?
    Last edit by BSN16 on Sep 5, '16
  9. by   sevensonnets
    HEEEELLLPPP!!!!! ADVISE NEEDED ASAP!!! Accused of Drug Diversion What Can I Do????
  10. by   HIPAAPotamus
    Quote from emergent
    when trolls respond to 'negative' posts by mentioning that all this criticism is causing their anxiety disorder to have a major flare up, and they might quit nursing altogether now!
    Trigger warning guys!!!!
    Last edit by HIPAAPotamus on Sep 5, '16 : Reason: Caps are not friendly
  11. by   MICUSarah
    "I got fired for **insert reason that would be a good "last straw" reason to get fired, but not worthy of being fired on first offense**. Please tell me what I did was right and my hospital was wrong! I swear I've never had any other disciplinary actions"

    ..."except that one time. And that other time. and the time I got in a screaming fight with my boss...."
  12. by   CoconutCookie
    Hmmmmm...

    CONFLICT WITH CNA:

    "My CNA is SO disrespectful. They don't know a dang thing about nursing those rat-faced little pooper scoopers. I'm SO busy."
  13. by   NICU Guy
    My favorite one's are the marijuana threads:

    "I'm starting nursing school in Colorado. If I have a medical marijuana card. Do I have to stop smoking when I am in nursing school?"

    "I start nursing school in a month. How soon before school starts do I have to stop smoking to pass the drug screen?"

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