Snowflakes

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  2. Three snows already this season. I needed a snowflake character.

    Snowflake as a slang term involves the derogatory usage of the word snowflake to refer to a person... perceived by others to have an inflated sense of uniqueness or an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or to be over-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Wikipedia

    Hence, the Snowflake Song cartoon.

    Not directed at anyone in particular.

    Just having fun with a concept.
    Last edit by Davey Do on Nov 29 : Reason: pushed the wrong button
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  4. by   Davey Do
    I wonder: Do we know of any Snowflakes who matured and seasoned and eventually became COBs?

    Were we ever Snowflakes?

    Did we mature and season like Lucy's January snowflakes?

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  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Better watch out, Davey...somebody's bound to get offended by your use of the term 'snowflake'. At least make sure they have a safe space! LOL
  6. by   missmollie
    It must be January on my unit, because the new nurses do not understand why they must work a holiday. Winter has come.
  7. by   beekee
    I admire the snowflakes. In many areas, nurses are way overworked, creating health issues for the nurse and unsafe conditions for the patients.

    I was taught to "respect authority" and to "color within the lines." So, I grumble and complain about my work conditions, but only to my coworkers, friends and family. The younger nurses seem to be much more unaccepting of this. They will speak out about unsafe conditions and have no qualms about voting with their feet. If employers don't want a revolving door of nurses, they might need to adjust the workplace for the better.

    I hope that these snowflakes are able to effectuate positive change in the workplace. I hope. Maybe nurses won't need to become crusty in the future....

    (Yes, I know I'm delusional. I said "I hope.").
  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Better watch out, Davey...somebody's bound to get offended by your use of the term 'snowflake'.
    Quote from Davey Do
    Not directed at anyone in particular.

    Just having fun with a concept.
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  9. by   Davey Do
    Quote from missmollie
    the new nurses do not understand why they must work a holiday.
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  10. by   llg
    Quote from beekee
    I admire the snowflakes. In many areas, nurses are way overworked, creating health issues for the nurse and unsafe conditions for the patients.

    I hope that these snowflakes are able to effectuate positive change in the workplace. I hope. Maybe nurses won't need to become crusty in the future....

    (Yes, I know I'm delusional. I said "I hope.").
    I don't consider the ones complaining about legitimate issues to be "snowflakes." I respect them and hope they can move things in the right direction.

    It's the ones who are "overly" sensitive and those who think that they shouldn't have to take their turns at some of the more unpleasant aspects of their jobs who I consider to be "snowflakes."
  11. by   Davey Do
    Quote from beekee
    I admire the snowflakes.

    I hope that these snowflakes are able to effectuate positive change in the workplace. I hope. Maybe nurses won't need to become crusty in the future....
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  12. by   Daisy4RN
    Oh, I think we were all a bit cocky at some point in our young lives. I have noticed some over sensitivity in some though, I think because of the fact that their parents (and perhaps school also) didn't prepare them for the working world. But, on the other hand they do stick up more for themselves so I hope they can bring about much needed change in the nursing work environment.


    To beekee: Is being crusty a bad thing, LOL
  13. by   Davey Do
    Quote from llg
    It's the ones who are "overly" sensitive and those who think that they shouldn't have to take their turns at some of the more unpleasant aspects of their jobs who I consider to be "snowflakes."
    AMAZING, llg!

    These were my thoughts to a tee as I was drawing the cartoon for beekee's response!

    You took the words right out of my mouth!

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  14. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Daisy4RN
    Oh, I think we were all a bit cocky at some point in our young lives.
    In my case, at one point in my career, your statement would be an understatement, Daisy!

    I was asked to become nursing supervisor only after working one month full time for a Home Health agency, had been an RN for only 3 years, was young, motivated, energetic, and I shined!

    I could go into great detail of the many and wondrous things I did, but I'm too modest.

    Heh!

    Anyway, one time, an elderly couple a few blocks away from the office required CNA services and the CNA assigned called off at the last minute. There were no CNAs to immediately cover the case, so as the shining, relatively new nursing supervisor, I heroically volunteered to go on over to the elderly clients' residence and fulfill their need for basic care.

    Professionally clad in shirt and tie, gold name badge on, I was summoned into the clients' living room.

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  15. by   Elfriede
    Time for wintersports:
    Ice scraping from the car windows.

    An extreme winter is, if you have to scrape ms Windows.

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