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Jenni811

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  1. Jenni811

    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    Wow...id really enjoy reading these studies. Are they wikipedia studies? Because wikipedia also is telling me my bloody nose a week ago is from an aneurysm and I should have been dead um...7 or 8 days ago?
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    I don't remember but was I even talking to YOU directly?
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    Yes really...
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    That is taking this a little too far. I hope that was sarcasm.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    Nursing is becoming bogus! I'm sorry. All our "senior nurses" are getting out of bedside and doing something like intervenetional radiology, OR, clinic, cath lab. don't get me wrong....I can only dream to be there someday. But the truth is they don't hire new people. The only hospital units that hire newbies are med/surg and SOME critical care. Basically bedside nursing. So it may seem like these young,cute nurses are the only ones getting hired. But they are also the only ones applying. All these nurses away from bedside talk about.it being the "best choice they ever made." Trust me if I could I would be getting far far away from bedside. But right now its the only thing i qualify for. So all old people stop complaining because its what we can get. Some older nurses like bedside and stick around and more power to you. Bit.give all these nurses 2-3 years and they will be gone.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    This isn't greys anatomy, you know that right? That hospital hires based on looks. Not real life ones.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    I said it from the start. New grad (especially young) will put up with anything for a job. Crappy pay, crappy hours and to be walked on by management by wanting more more more. The MAJORITY of us don't have kids that we put first. We pick up hours when you call in sick because a snow day was called. And its still cheaper to pay us time&half than to pay you your regular pay. We low to travel and vacation but we don't have the PTO to do it that often like you all do. It isn't about the looks. Most educated young people who take care of themselves are considered attractive.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    I still don't understand how better looking nurses will boost satisfaction. Have you ever looked at those questions they ask? It never asks "are you satisfied with having a cute, young nurse?" Or anything related. Perhaps professionalism but that isn't the same thing.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    This is nursing...not college professors. Did I ever say I agree with it? Just speaking the truth.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    Um, yes. They get paid more but they earned that. So no argument there.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    But you don't make the decisions. New grads will go with any change. That's what hospitals want...its a business! Its the way it goes.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    When I said experience doesn't matter I meant LIFE experience. It doesn't matter to me the struggles you've had in life or the other jobs you've had. New grads are smart, fresh,eager to learn and more accepting of change. We had a huge exit of staff because they hated the change. This opened up doors for us newbies. And yes when I'm 50 years old the same thing is probably going to happen to me. I'm going to hate it and ill be jealous over the 20 year olds getting hired. But ill remember I was there once too. The hospitals do not care "that it isn't fair to you." Yes it sucks and I'm sorry about that. But nursing is a competative world. We all had to fight for our spots in school and we will fight for our jobs. We stared out with 250 students declared nursing the first year. 97 got accepted and 77 graduated. 250 from 77. Clearly if I can make it through that I have something to offer. Yes I have brains, but I also bring other things with me. My coworkers I think were a little threatened by me at first. But once they stopped judging me on my looks, my age, my size then they saw WHY the hospital hired me (other thn the fact that I get paid half what they so). You guys are the ones being so judgemental. There is nothing wrong with being young and taking care of yourself. I am slim, but it is because I take care of myself. I take pride in my looks/hygiene. On top of that I take pride in my success, my job. And I am good at what I do. I LOVE hearing stories from my older nurses of how hospitals used to run. But that doesn't make her better than me. And to go back to what the OP said. I've never once had a patient ask for a "cute nurse only." I've had them ask for only females but that is generally in good reason.
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