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StrwbryblndRN has 9 years experience and specializes in CMSRN.

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    Who LOVES their job and why?

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    Co-worker issue

    You handled it the way I would have. Apologize to keep the peace. You did nothing wrong.
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    265 questions is almost guaranteed if your a male.

    Well stated myoglobin.
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    Should I divorce my husband

    I think it is hilarious. I could use a deck of cards. I have gotten, over the years, 2 back packs, 2 umbrellas, beach towel, fake yeti (it worked well), folding chair, and a few other misc items. I do not expect anything, other than a thank you, and any small item is appreciated. Including a deck of cards.
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    DNA testing

    I am who I am. I have an idea of my lineage based on family documentation. Not really interested in knowing more.
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    Things Patients Have Taught Me NOT To Do.

    Yep, There may come a time that you may use icy/hot roll on as antiperspirant right before start of shift. It will have the opposite effect.
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    Worst Nursing Scrub Color Worn?

    I chose maroon red, My second option would have been lime green.
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    "You made a mistake."

    Same here. Last one I was in my bathrobe and a pair of sunglasses. I had not seen a single patient and the sun was coming up. I dreamt I stood in a corner and cried till day shift came in. The worst was dreaming I finished a shift. My husband woke me up to remind me to get ready for work. I almost cried. I thought my last shift for the week was done.
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    Is this a fair holiday schedule

    I've learned that I do not need a holiday to enjoy my family. I am more than happy to celebrate Christmas in January. I know I am in the minority here but I went into nursing understanding this and accept it. I have argued a few times specifically when a new nurse self schedules 4 days off in a row and it would include Christmas eve, Christmas, Friday and Saturday; and management approves it by doing nothing. That is truly unfair.
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    Loud Cartoons for Elderly Patients

    Just a thought. Maybe the culprit is not entering the room. If the TV's are smart tv or cable based, one can upload a remote control app to their phone. Very easy to sync and work on multiple TV's. I have scared my kids in the past with the Verizon remote app by controlling the tv from another part of the house. Funny as heck at the time. Otherwise I think it is a ghost.
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    Shift Report: Listening, no writing...

    I generally do not write anything down, well maybe a few words per patient. I have paper/pen for those few details that I need to follow up. But it is the exception not the rule. I really prefer the story. The pertinent details are in the chart.
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    Peanut allergy issue

    I am allergic to peanuts and other misc foods. It sucks. However I know that no one should have to adjust their menus to accommodate me. Nor do I believe a school should do it for kids. Peanut free table or whatever free table is all you should accommodate. However I have had to tell others that I was allergic if they ate something with peanut butter near my work space. It always worked out fine.
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    first night shift ever

    It's your first shift and nights. You will get there. Your brain is absorbing and circadian rhythm has been challenged. It is not surprising that you would hit a brick wall. Good luck and welcome to the dark side.
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    New job- to quit or not?

    The fact that you are taking classes during the day and then working 12 hour shifts, 3 in row is unacceptable in my opinion. As much as I agree that you would not want to burn bridges, your safety is number one. If they do this with new hires what will they expect of you when you are out of orientation. Is this the reason co-workers are unfriendly? Possibly. I would not look back. There are many ways to maintain a roof over your head and food on the table, and maintain your safety.
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    Prefer being up all night even when not working?

    I am completely a night person. However, my energy level drops between 1-2am. So 3am is my natural bedtime when I am off. I try to adjust so I do not miss out on family time. But waking up before 11am is hard for me on my days off.