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Is this the norm in NY

Specializes in Nurse Faculty.

I just completed a travel assignment in NY. The nurses at the hospital I was working, every second word that comes out of their mouth is the "F" word. Even when they are giving report they are using the "F" in regards to patients.

Depends on where in NY. Where I am upstate, no. When I lived in NYC, depending on the part of town, maybe.

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB.

That's hysterical! I live and work in NYC and I have never heard any excessive usage of the F word at work. Obviously sometimes it slips out, but it's not like the nurses are gangster rappers or anything!

bsrn0523

Specializes in infection control, peds, home infusion.

not that i have ever seen/heard. what part of ny were you in? i have worked on long island and in the boroughs and i have never heard anyone routinely use profanity like that.

VICEDRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Hey-

I am a born and raised New Yorker and everyone on my Dad's side of the family was born and raised in New York and...we swear like sailors! We drop the f word like there is no tomorrow!!

I try not to swear at work though...I don't always succeed but I think I control myself quite nicely most of the time.

Butterfly51

Specializes in Nurse Faculty.

This happened in Westchester County, These nurses curse like sailors. They make gangster rappers look very good in terms of what comes out of their mouths.

it's not like the nurses are gangster rappers or anything!

Absolutely histerical! I was born and raised in the Bronx borough of New York and I have to honestly say I can make a sailor sound good. However, I usually curtail my brightly colored language in professional settings.

:chuckle

loricatus

Specializes in ED, ICU, PACU.

This happened in Westchester County, These nurses curse like sailors. They make gangster rappers look very good in terms of what comes out of their mouths.

Born and raised in NYC and whenever we cursed my Mom would shove a hot pepper in out mouths and make us eat it. Needless to say, just the thought of eating jalapeno makes me want to puke.

Yes, I can curse with the best of them now; but, it is usually for effect and not the norm. Is it possible that they were pulling your chains or trying to intimidate you? I wonder this because some will try to do that, especially for those that appear to come from the 'prim and proper South'. If you had replied with the type of verbiage they used to you, you may have put them in their place and heard the last of it-this is what I meant when I said using it for effect.

HonestRN

Specializes in cardiac, ortho, med surg, oncology.

Absolutely histerical! I was born and raised in the Bronx borough of New York and I have to honestly say I can make a sailor sound good. However, I usually curtail my brightly colored language in professional settings.

:chuckle

Love it! I have been known to swear at work but never in front of the patients. I even brought in the following article to my nurse manager and she very nicely tolerates my occasional F bombs.

http://www.infoniac.com/science/swearing-workplace-boosts-productivity.html

Love it! I have been known to swear at work but never in front of the patients. I even brought in the following article to my nurse manager and she very nicely tolerates my occasional F bombs.

http://www.infoniac.com/science/swearing-workplace-boosts-productivity.html

I agree with this article. I know that I won't swear around anyone that doesn't use profanity, however, I find that when my co-workers and myself are engaging in this language it's usually because we have established a mutual understanding, are comfortable with each other and formed a team spirit. Oh.... wait a second, we're all from up North! :chuckle:chuckle

I live in Brooklyn, NY and although I'm a brand new LPN, I haven't heard profanity on the job. I think it's very unprofessional to curse at work.

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