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Life's little irritations...

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The best excuse I have heard today from more than one nurse for "why I couldn't give my co-worker their flu shot and sent them all over the building to find you specifically" (as I'm responsible in my facility for compliance)...

"I didn't know what dose to give."

A.) They're individual-dose syringes. There is very little room for error there.

B.) Even if they were not, there are printed instructions on both the box and the syringe itself.

I'd be more sympathetic to "it was one more thing I had to do in my day and I'm just too busy," honestly, except that the unit in question is pretty low census right now and staffing (for once) is far, far better than usual. Or even just, "I don't want to," but at least own it.

Also, if you genuinely didn't know what dose, and didn't even LOOK at the box/syringe...you couldn't have asked someone?

Yes, I'm aware this is a minor irritation; I certainly don't mind giving the shots. I'm pretty dang good at it, if I do say so myself... But if one more frustrated staff member practically pounces on me the moment they see me today...

So, the psych nurse in me wants to make this group therapy. SHARING TIME. What little things are rubbing YOU the wrong way today?

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What little things are rubbing YOU the wrong way today?

I'm having a difficult time coming up with a sarcastic response to your question, Audrey Smagic.

Oh.

Never mind.

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I'm having a difficult time coming up with a sarcastic response to your question, Audrey Smagic.

Oh.

Never mind.

SARCASM? FROM A PSYCH NURSE?

Well, I never.

Where's my fainting couch and some pearls to clutch?

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Oh! Oh! I have one.

It's actually really upsetting me, to be honest.

There's a doc on my unit that completely ignores me. Acts like I am completely invisible. I am the only, and I mean ONLY, nurse he does this to. He's quite the social butterfly with everyone else.

When I am charge nurse and he has a question, he will ask it to the air. If he has a question regarding my patient ... he will ask another nurse first. If he has to resort to asking me, he won't use my name, won't make eye contact, and disappears .... quickly.

Odd thing ...we used to get along very well. I have no idea what happened, or what I did.

It's embarrassing and makes me feel like I'm not worth anything. Being invisible is such a dehumanizing experience.

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There's a doc on my unit that completely ignores me. Acts like I am completely invisible.

The doc is attracted to you, pixierose and has difficulty dealing with his feelings, so he attempts to make you persona non gratis.

Trust me on this one.

There are so many women who I work with that are attracted to me and go out of their way to ignore me, say bad things about me behind my back, or act like they're stimulting their uvula and feigning heaves when they see me.

They all want me. I know.

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The doc is attracted to you, pixierose and has difficulty dealing with his feelings, so he attempts to make you persona non gratis.

Trust me on this one.

There are so many women who I work with that are attracted to me and go out of their way to ignore me, say bad things about me behind my back, or act like they're stimulting their uvula and feigning heaves when they see me.

They all want me. I know.

Aww, Davey ... you just made me bust out laughing for the first time in days ❤️!

Yeah. I don't think that's it. His wife also works with him on the unit.

I'll keep an eye out for dry heaving, though.

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Oh! Oh! I have one.

It's actually really upsetting me, to be honest.

There's a doc on my unit that completely ignores me. Acts like I am completely invisible. I am the only, and I mean ONLY, nurse he does this to. He's quite the social butterfly with everyone else.

When I am charge nurse and he has a question, he will ask it to the air..

Next time he asks the air, just let the air answer him!

Seriously though I wouldn't let it get to you and certainly wouldn't let it embarrass you (his pettiness is not your problem), but if it does bother you then you could always ask him what's wrong.

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Yea, that would irritate me too. Not so much the fact that it didn't get done but the lame excuses. Hated that when I did charge.

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Aww, Davey ... you just made me bust out laughing for the first time in days ❤️!

I am so glad, pixierose. Belinda laughs at me a lot. Usually when we're being intimate. If you know what I mean.

No, seriously, I said to Belinda near the beginning of our relationship, "I thought you were going to quit calling me 'stupid' now that we're being intimate!"

"No", she replied, "I said that I would stop calling you 'stupid' while we were being intimate!"

His wife also works with him on the unit.

That does it!! His wife is there, you are there, and this doc is so conflicted, he's exhibiting this behavior as an anaphrodisiac endeavor!

Take this doc's cold exterior behavior knowing that a furnace of lust for you sears his soul!

Or not.

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His wife may have seen your earlier interactions and was insecure, pixierose. Now the doc feels he has to ignore you. That would be my guess.

Everything is annoying me lately. My coworkers have been commenting on my heavily pregnant self... "where is she? Must be waddling somewhere." "When are you going to start exercising again?" Etc. Would like to tell them nunya...

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Oh! Oh! I have one.

It's embarrassing and makes me feel like I'm not worth anything. Being invisible is such a dehumanizing experience.

Ugh, that's not little at all. It sucks, and I feel you. I've been there before, and it sucks. Especially when you're being intentionally left out, you tell yourself you don't care and that's their problem...but it still hurts.

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Everything is annoying me lately. My coworkers have been commenting on my heavily pregnant self... "where is she? Must be waddling somewhere." "When are you going to start exercising again?" Etc. Would like to tell them nunya...

I used to (playfully) tell my adolescent psych patients exactly that when they asked questions they KNEW were prying and boundary-crossing...

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