Published Apr 10, 2014
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I think it was Esme who said that nurses eat the weak not their young.
jadelpn, LPN, EMT-B
Mean people are everywhere. When you know better, you do better. Let the eye rollers do their thing (as my Mom would say "your eyes are gonna STAY like that") and know that your goal is to practice for the good of the patient.
When anyone raises their voice, yours should get immediately lower and softer. At this point, "I appreciate your feedback, and thank you" and move on to your task at hand.
You now know what is not professional behavior. And your goal as an eventual nurse IS to be professional. What a good learning opportunity--and that is what you need to look at it as--a learning opportunity. Fortunetely, at the end of the shift you do not have to take anyone home, and you have your rich personal life to ground you until the next shift.
And mean people suck.
indeed they do. i like to deal with it by reminding myself that I only have to deal with them 8-12 hours, maybe 2-3 times a week, but they are stuck with their miserable selves 24/7! No matter how nasty they are, ultimately I win, because I can eventually get away from them but they can never get away from themselves.
When you have a ****** coworker, just smile and be grateful that you're you and not them.
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