Different Types Of Coworkers - page 7

Let's face it: our colleagues are rather interesting people. Some of these individuals are awesome and, as a result, our workdays flow smoothly whenever we work with them. Other people are, well, not... Read More

  1. by   IdrilRN
    Polly policy. And I say that with great admiration. As she knows the policy book backwards and forwards so it is quite helpful! Me, I would be, saftey queen. Very rigid on my unit with issues regarding saftey of patients and staff. But alas we already have a safety king... I mean saftey officer who is worse then I.
  2. by   SaoirseRN
    Quote from multi10
    I've been called a "flirt" at work. If a nurse talks to a doctor, for maybe a little too long in others' eyes, she's a "flirt." .
    I am an admitted "flirt"! I always chat up the doctors (of both genders), though I do not neglect my patients in order to do so and I certainly don't say anything inappropriate. But getting to know the docs is a good way to build good teamwork/working relationships with them. So yes. I'm the flirt. But that's okay! LOL.
    Hey, "VickieRN..." That queen bee nurse is like the "Mother Hen" when me and my buddies go to the club. She is the one that runs interference when one of us is trying to hook up with a girl in her circle, hoping to feel important and being in control of that situation by acting like the hook up needs her approval. But, as soon as some genuine interest is shown in her, all of a sudden everything is ok, and she's less cynical
    Quote from multi10
    It's offensive, labeling people in the workplace, defining them with patronizing phrases... I would like to be called "The Best Nurse in the World."

    But what happens if I slip up one day? "The Second-Best Nurse in the World."

    Putting that aside, no matter what the job, occupation or situation, I don't think it's okay to label, and therefore, define, other people. In my current job, a woman is called "Granny." A man is called "Red."

    Behind their backs.

    Now, if you want to define and pigeonhole other human beings, perhaps you should tell them to their faces. Then wonder what they call you behind your back. But you probably don't care what they call you if they even bother with you at all.

    They're too busy working.
    It's all in good fun. but honestly... if you REALLY thought about it, I'm sure MANY, if not all of your peers would fall into some almost defined category this is a way of finding weaknesses and improving on then
    Quote from mclennan
    I'd like to add another archetype I see often:

    The Perfect Robot

    Usually 20s/30s, in perfect physical shape, hair & makeup perfect. Never late, never leaves early, never sick or calls off. Usually bikes or walks or runs to work. Never discusses personal life, never goes out for happy hour. Always packs a healthy lunch. Works out regularly. No tattoos, scars, or other imperfections. Scrubs always spotless and matching. The latest healthy nursing shoes. Always has badge and pockets stocked with everything. Always perfectly calm and never makes mistakes, gets in trouble, speaks up or stands out in any way. Never has a bad day, health or family problems. Usually does okay work, never more than needed and never less.

    These creatures teach me that perfectionism and total, safe balance in life is both boring and mediocre!!
    Agreed, but in my current profession at least (Air conditioning), I would KILL to have more of these. They don't satan out, but they don't cause problems. Hey, we can't ALL be superstars
    Quote from multi10
    Archetypes can be fun to recognize, as a group. When it's made personal at the workplace, not so much.

    Would you like to know that your colleagues call you "The Intimidated Nurse", or any other label?

    Name-calling, when it's personal, is never okay unless you are praising your colleague.

    We change and evolve each day. What name will you be tomorrow?
    We will be whatever name we are deserving of...

    Please lighten up
  7. by   dbl rdr
    Wonder what you call the career nurse who works as Charge Nurse when the unit is under staffed but won't get off her rear end and secretly plays solitaire on her phone all day?
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from dbl rdr
    Wonder what you call the career nurse who works as Charge Nurse when the unit is under staffed but won't get off her rear end and secretly plays solitaire on her phone all day?
    I dunno. . .perhaps the "lazy charge nurse" would be a fitting label?
  9. by   Purple_roses
    Anyone ever met the overconfident CNA who questions every word from the nurse or dr.? I had the privilege of working with that gem.
  10. by   NrsFilly
    The Super CNA - Notices change of condition, skin alterations, what time the PT returned from pass, what their stool looked like, all their PTs dietary orders, when they had labs drawn, next appt date, and so on...
    Better than some nurses!
  11. by   LVN fresno
    I wonder where I fit in. I was always willing to help all. I was always a bit easily distracted. I worked with a few nurses that I know were great full I was there when we worked with each other as a team. I was an LVN in a large acute hospital. I was always doing my very best.
  12. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from LVN fresno
    I wonder where I fit in.
    Not everyone neatly fits into one single category. That is actually okay!

    I actually felt as if I was traveling down a slippery slope by describing these categories, but I know that many people can see themselves or their coworkers in one or more of these exemplars.