Socializing after work in your scrubs - page 5

Yuck! Who does this? So my husband and I are on a long weekend in Taos, NM. Friday night we were at a local bar listening to a band. In walk a group of women in their mid-twenties. They appeared to... Read More

  1. by   PediLove2147
    There is a pizza place/bar in Boston that encourages scrubs. Every Thursday. You get a free beer or pizza or something, I don't quite remember.

    I take the train home from work so on my walk home I will stop at the grocery store, bank, really anywhere. I am not about to go home, change, and go back out. I am usually tired and hungry, the last thing I want to do is make a second trip. Also, it's not like I am touching everything. I grab what I need and go. I don't know if I would go out, out in scrubs. Opportunity hasn't presented itself. My fiance won't even touch me in scrubs so usually if we are going out he will wait for me to change.

    Oh and yeah, you can be wearing scrubs and be totally clean. I worked PDN and did nothing all night. She slept and I watched TV. I don't think I picked up any microbes from her couch.
  2. by   notpuurfctbtgdenghns
    I have not had a chance to read all the posts but here is a scenario.

    In some metropolitan cities, I have seen health professionals who go out in their scrubs on their lunch times to local restaurants or fast foods across the street because these folks may just be tired of the hospitals cafeterias' menus. Looks like some of them may also be surgeons.

    Would you look down on a homeless person, who may not have bathed weeks to eat in the same building?
  3. by   kakamegamama
    Goodness!!! Some people need to lighten up a bit. Valid points were raised by the OP about wearing scrubs in a bar. She clearly said it was in part the "ick" factor. To be honest, I've shopped in my scrubs and felt "icky" the whole time. The only reason I did was I needed to run into a store on my way home from a shift. Those things, while comfortable, are items of clothing that I can hardly wait to shuck once the need to wear them is no longer there. Anyway, just my 2 cents worth. Plus, the looking professional (yeah, I'm old fashioned that way) doesn't quite work in a bar in scrubs (or really anywhere else but the hospital/office for that matter). Just another way to help the profession (sarcasm).
  4. by   SHGR
    I wear scrubs at work. Most days I don't get too dirty educating our patients with diabetes- mostly over the phone. I've been known to go out without changing. Judge me all you want.
  5. by   Lynx25
    Quote from MomRN0913
    Wow, you sound near perfect. You don't even go out in sweats.

    So now people who go out in sweats are just plain trashy. Well, I have been in public in scrubs and sweats. Guess I define trash.

    Wow, this has been the most judgmental thread I have seen yet.
    I know, right? Who knew?

    I've gone out in scrubs before, sue me- the bar is between home and work. I try not to make a habit of rolling around on the floor at work, so I doubt my scrubs are dirtier than anything else I've worn for a few hours.
  6. by   PinkNBlue
    Quote from imintrouble
    I'm regularly in the minority so today is no different. It seems we missed an important part of the equation. A group of friends were obviously enjoying themselves, each other, and their night out. What I would have seen is friends being friends. Comraderie. Community. Honestly I probably would have envied them just a little.
    If our post work scrubs were that contagious, I would have killed off several dozen members of my immediate and extended family. But I have not.
    Were they looking for attention? I don't know. But even if they were, what's the difference between them and the girl with purple hair, see through blouse, mini skirt, four inch heels............. Just a different kind of attention. Is it just me or are there some days you feel powerful, incredibly smart, privileged to do what we do?
    On those days, I admit, the scrubs are like a neon sign that confirms that I am a really cool person with a really
    cool job.
    AMEN. Amen!!

    I've gone out after my 3-11p shift in scrubs with friends and I don't care what other people think of me, in my scrubs, a second thought. I won't touch you, don't worry. I don't have time to go home and change my clothes when I'd like to go out and socialize with my friends from work after a night of work. Seriously, who cares?
  7. by   sunny4you
    Not that it makes much of a difference as to the occupation, but at our SNF, the housekeepers wear scrubs, and receptionists do too, at alot of the dental, hospital, and MD offices....Don't judge, lest ye be judged.....Some clothes that people wear in general are dirty and grimy because they wear them 2 and 3 or more days, because they work in a dirty place, you just never know!!..Take it easy and you should've been relaxin instead of paying attention to people that were just out and having fun...its not like they were sitting on your couch, cooking your food, or coming in your car, were they?!!
    Last edit by sunny4you on Mar 19, '12 : Reason: wear spelled incorrectly
  8. by   RNsRWe
    My, what a thread. My two cents:

    I've seen women wearing skin-tight thin fabrics that were cut way too low, way too high, or just way "too". They look ridiculous, unattractive, and I'd rather not see that.

    I've seen men wearing pants slung down so low the waistband is around their buttocks, the crotch sits mid-thigh, and they look ridiculous...I'd rather not see that.

    I've seen kids wearing entirely inappropriate clothing to synagogue and church....I'd rather they dress more respectfully, but I guess that's on their parents.

    I've seen people wearing visibly dirty clothing, smelling badly, going to supermarkets and bars and malls. Dirty, smelly people at the pizza place. You can be sure I'd rather not see/smell that.

    And I've seen people wearing scrubs out in public. They at least looked clean, didn't smell badly, didn't show too much skin, didn't have to be peeled out of the clothes they were so tight, didn't look like a freak show. Certainly the least offensive of all things people wear, in my opinion.
  9. by   CompleteUnknown
    Quote from mindlor
    First point. Most people wear scrubs in a non-medical environment because they think i makes them look cool.

    It is pretty shocking that health care professionals would think that wearing "used" scrubs to say a bar or a restaurant is ok. The same goes for shoes.

    Hospitals are the nastiest dirtiest places ever.

    All of us should change our clothes and our shoes ASAP after our shift. Then head straight to the showers.
    Cool factor, what cool factor??

    Naturally there are exceptions and there are days when it would be wise to change and shower straight after work, and each of us will do what we want to do, but I can't agree with that statement.

    If it really was the case, we'd all be sick all the time, none of our little cuts and grazes would ever heal, and it would be the same for our families. We don't change clothes between patients (in normal circumstances). Patients are discharged into the community. Visitors come and go freely. There is no decontamination zone at the exits. Sometimes I think there should be one at the entry point, but that's another issue altogether.
  10. by   MadpeysRN
    I was born for scrubs
  11. by   dirtyhippiegirl
    Quote from mindlor
    Hospitals are the nastiest dirtiest places ever.
    You been to a daycare recently?
  12. by   klone
    Quote from RNsRWe
    My, what a thread. My two cents:

    I've seen women wearing skin-tight thin fabrics that were cut way too low, way too high, or just way "too". They look ridiculous, unattractive, and I'd rather not see that.
    Thank goodness that or scrubs are not the only two options!
  13. by   anotherone
    I do not care if my nurse, doctor, lawyer, accountant, goes out drinking after work . However going out in scrubs is super gross to me because I always shower before going out, do my hair, after washing it, put on a full face of makeup ( not blessed with great skin). However, I know not everyone does this and their regular going out clothes might be even dirtier than my scrubs after a 13 hour shift with a few cdiff incontinent patients, a couple with bad wounds etc....... people are gross. I get all ready in clothes I would never wear to work, and makeup I could never wear to work, so I look better. All this talk about teachers, nurses, pt, ot, mds, cops shouldn't be seen drinking, and if they must, they must be in civillian clothes with a wig,makes me miss one of my old jobs where we got paid to party, essentially. (not healthcare !)lol
    Last edit by anotherone on Mar 19, '12