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Mickey Weird

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Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

"You can't get someone in more trouble than they can gt themselves into."- Edgar Cayce

I try to follow that line of reasoning, and in most cases, found it to be true. Like the case of Mickey Weird.

Mickey Weird has worked at Wrongway for a couple of years now, first as a nurse extern, then when she flunked out of nursing school, as a tech. Mickey was personable enough in the beginning, but soon showed her lack of mettle. She was usually a half an hour late to her assigned unit. Then, she'd stand around and talk about personal matters for about 15 minutes.

Mickey challenged her assignment. She would escalate patient behaviors, intervening needlessly, or not assist at all when needed. I was leaving the hospital to go on break once, saw Mickey clock in late and, while on her cell, go back out to her car. Mickey was the last one on the unit but the first out the door. One time she left the unit and I found her down by the time clock, waiting down that last minute.

After Mickey failed to provide hygienic measures to a patient and escalated another patient's behavior, I refused to work with her, except on one occasion when it was either Mickey Weird or nobody.

There's a thread called "Profanity and Disrespect" that is telling the tale of my dealings with another rogue coworker. As Abraham Lincoln said during the 1861 Trent Affair: "One war at a time", so I was not proactive in bringing a lot of attention to Mickey's incompetence and misdoings at this time.

But I do make cartoons of situations, primarily in order to deal with the stress. This is an episode I submitted to the comic website of a situation which occurred in December 2018:

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I was informed last weekend that "Mickey Weird is no longer employed by Wrongway".

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

6 minutes ago, Davey Do said:

I was informed last weekend that "Mickey Weird is no longer employed by Wrongway".

And this is how I made note of it in my pocket journal:

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Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Yep, as they say, give em enough rope and they'll hang themselves

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

Hopefully the house is getting deloused. But I wouldn't bet on it. Quite likely they'll replace the current rogue's gallery with new rogues.

Is she wearing Mickey Weird ears or growing cactii out the top of her head? I think I might have hired her years ago. She went to the gift shop once after her third break and just never came back.

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

2 hours ago, sevensonnets said:

Is she wearing Mickey Weird ears or growing cactii out the top of her head? I think I might have hired her years ago. She went to the gift shop once after her third break and just never came back.

She was lucky enough to have a job that got 3 breaks in one shift? And she blew that? Time for a factory job putting lids on jars.

GrumpyRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 39 years experience.

Hmmmmmmmm! Davey, you are worrying me a bit.

As you say you have a problem documented on your other thread "Profanity and Disrespect" where you are detailing the failures of another co-worker.

Just a thought - when you keep coming across problem workers what is the common denominator?

And of course the answer is - you.

Sorry Davey, I could not resist. It was too easy a target.

😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

13 hours ago, GrumpyRN said:

Just a thought - when you keep coming across problem workers what is the common denominator?

And of course the answer is - you.

Well, as had been said, Grumpy, and I'm paraphrasing here a bit, "We're either the incompetent one or we have to deal with the incompetent one(s)."

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

On 3/13/2020 at 3:44 AM, Davey Do said:

I make cartoons of situations, primarily in order to deal with the stress.

From my tablet archives, entered earlier this year:

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GrumpyRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 39 years experience.

7 hours ago, Davey Do said:

Well, as had been said, Grumpy, and I'm paraphrasing here a bit, "We're either the incompetent one or we have to deal with the incompetent one(s)."

I was complaining about all the idiots I kept meeting at work and my son pointed out that I was the common denominator and perhaps it was me that was the problem. I immediately cut him out of my will. 😂😂💷

*takes a seat for the cartoons & comedy skits* Carry on. 🍿

Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience.

14 hours ago, Davey Do said:

From my tablet archives, entered earlier this year:

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..She said, hey babe, I am taking a walk on the wild side...

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

10 hours ago, GrumpyRN said:

I was complaining about all the idiots I kept meeting at work and my son pointed out that I was the common denominator and perhaps it was me that was the problem. I immediately cut him out of my will. 😂😂💷

If he was lucky enough to be in your will and blew it, then he was another idiot. You are surrounded.

GrumpyRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 39 years experience.

1 hour ago, TriciaJ said:

If he was lucky enough to be in your will and blew it, then he was another idiot. You are surrounded.

Sadly, apart from being ginger, he looks like me and has a very similar sense of humour that he learned from me so I should have known better. See my comment to Davey.😂😂👍👍😉😉

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

The geriatric psych unit has heavy, hard plastic box-shaped bedside tables in the patient rooms. Mickey Weird was sitting on a 1:1 with a psychotic patient when I gave the patient, who was sitting on her bedside table, some meds with at least one of them being an antipsychotic.

I keep the lights low in the rooms because I think the bright overhead fluorescent lights tend to add to the patients' agitation. The patient took the meds and then urinated where she sat, and Mickey Weird asked, "Is she peeing?!" I said "Yes, she is" and was then immediately called away to deal with a psychotic acting out male patient on the other end of the hall.

Sometime later in the shift, I needed to talk with the female 1:1 patient, who at this time, was lying in her bed. With the lights low...

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GrumpyRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 39 years experience.

7 hours ago, Davey Do said:

The geriatric psych unit has heavy, hard plastic box-shaped bedside tables in the patient rooms. Mickey Weird was sitting on a 1:1 with a psychotic patient when I gave the patient, who was sitting on her bedside table, some meds with at least one of them being an antipsychotic.

I keep the lights low in the rooms because I think the bright overhead fluorescent lights tend to add to the patients' agitation. The patient took the meds and then urinated where she sat, and Mickey Weird asked, "Is she peeing?!" I said "Yes, she is" and was then immediately called away to deal with a psychotic acting out male patient on the other end of the hall.

Sometime later in the shift, I needed to talk with the female 1:1 patient, who at this time, was lying in her bed. With the lights low...

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WOW!????

That's basic stuff.

Hmmmm, AN's algorithm is censoring me. I did not write WOW! but I will leave it to the readers imagination to decide what I did write.😜

Might be seeing an example of why said Mickey flunked out of nursing school, and apparently out of her tech job too. Wonder where she is delighting others at present?

She's probably blown through all the lids on jars jobs already. I vote for Beanie Baby factory inspector (our Mickey had a serious BB and Sixlets habit which accounted for her frequent gift shop breaks. She's on our permanent "Oh no, don't talk her up!" list.