When someone 'superior' says "DUH!" to you - page 3

We have one MD who practices intellectual snobbery, and he has a small cult of RNs who try to parrot him and stroke his already huge ego. These nurses also act holier-than-thou and speak as though... Read More

  1. by   Ted
    The word, "DUH!!!" is like finger nails scatching a blackboard to my ears. . . .

    I'm the "Ignore the comment and engage in conversation with the other party" type of person . . . . I'm so slow with the come-backs. . . .

  2. by   donmurray
    Here's one for the future use file, "Please rearrange this well-known phrase or saying............ off P*ss!"
  3. by   mattsmom81
    I don't think a raised eyebrow and a comeback of "Ya know, silence really becomes you" would be too out of line with a group behaving like the original poster describes.

    I wouldn't call that 'unprofessional'... although maybe some would.... more like a wake up call to 'the group'....I don't believe bullies should be ignored and feel some kind of direct response is in order. JMHO.

    But as a bossy, older 'n dirt charge nurse, ignoring obnoxious behavior has never been my style. Docs are hard to control....but my shift of nurses will get called on this kind of mobbing behavior.
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jul 11, '02
  4. by   NurseDennie
    I can't believe somebody who think they're superior would say something so trite and stupid and JUVENILE as DUHhh.

    I mean I can believe it, but I can't fathom it. Buncha jerks


  5. by   Qwiigley
    These people need to understand that they are doing nothing to increase the professionalism of nursing by being a kiss-ass to a doc. Team effort here, please. This is not a hierarchy- its a team. If these nurses ever want to be treated with respect, they need to begin acting professional. I would also talk to each of them privately, as well as the MD.
    Why not print these threads and display in the staff bathroom. Good reading material... maybe it will hit home.