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    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    Not a prank. No offense intended, but you don't seem to know what it's like to go through an extended period of time with NO female "interaction" whatsoever. When I started my first nursing program, I decided to temporarily move back in with my family, which obviously doesn't bode well for my status as a chick magnet, and after I failed out, it seemed like the most sensible decision to just stay put while I went through program #2. So by the time I'm finally done with my nursing education (at the undergraduate level), I will have "endured" this arrangement for several years. Of course, it could be worse, and there are plenty of folks out there who DO have it worse and would jump at the chance to move back in with the family if it meant getting a second chance at a career.... but it simply is not feasible for someone in that situation to have a GF, FWB, etc. In fact, I cringe at the thought of what a girl's reaction would be to me asking her out and telling her what my "situation" is.
  2. Hedgehog25

    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    Nope, definitely not gonna risk a fatal downfall like that. If I get the gist that a girl isn't interested, I'm moving along...
  3. Hedgehog25

    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    Esme12, you have made my day with this post. I might sound sarcastic by saying this, but I seriously cannot wait to attend my first hospital holiday party and hook-up with an attractive, like-minded girl. I had no idea that they were regarded as such bountiful hunting grounds for those, both male and female, looking to engage in smokin', ember-red-hot, white-knuckle passionate sexual encounters. I never had much of an opportunity to live the party-student lifestyle when I was taking classes for my first degree, so you could say that I'm a bit late to the party (no pun intended).
  4. bsngirl2015, I guess all we can do is worry about ourselves in these situations, but double standards really aggravate me. I appreciate your support, though, and hope to be more successful in my next program. In regards to the rude comments, I think most people just have a natural instinct to defend their profession when they think someone's trying to enter it for just one of the amenities it offers. However, that's why, earlier in the thread, I tried to make it a point to say that I was curious to learn exactly what I needed to do to get in (I.e., with X GPA, and Y years of experience, I'll get in) in the context of my circumstances, and not necessarily what I *should* do (I.e., "Do this and that before you even think about applying to CRNA school, even though you could get in with less").
  5. Hedgehog25

    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    Why? It's basically a joke. Also, being passively curious about whether many of the party hook-ups were spontaneous or between established couples isn't really an unexpected question, given the circumstances described by the poster. I mean, you guys are warning me of the potential consequences of FWB-ing a hot nurse co-worker, when there are department holiday parties out there that apparently prone to de-evolving (or evolving, depending on how you look at it) into all-out orgies? Lighten up!
  6. Hedgehog25

    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    Sounds like my kind of party! I wonder how many of the hook-ups occurred spontaneously and/or as the culmination of raw, hot, escalating sexual tension, and not simply between two folks who were already romantically involved?
  7. Thanks for the kind words; I'll just have to see how things work out with my next nursing program over the next year. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I failed out of my first program for what essentially amounts to an issue with paperwork/careplans and had possibly the highest numeric GPA out of all the students in my cohort, so I really feel like there's less than a 99% chance of the same issue occurring again. I failed out about two weeks after the Withdraw-Passing "drop" deadline and had no choice but to take the F. What really ****** me off is that, the very next semester, a girl I know who also failed out of my cohort had gone back to re-take the class, and after taking the math/med dosage test and failing it the maximum number of times (and the last attempt was about two weeks after the drop date), she strolled into the Dean's office and requested that she be able to drop the course with a Withdraw-Passing (despite the fact that the drop deadline had passed two weeks prior). Of course, the Dean decided to cut her some slack and allow her to drop the class without penalty. This is an example of one of the things I find to be really incredulous about nursing education... when I was taking classes for my first degree, if any of us had failed to meet the requirements for a particular, we failed -- simple as that. But I see that in nursing, the scenario of two students failing to meet the requirements of a particular course can occur, and while you'd expect them both to flunk (and they would in any other type of professional program), it's likely that one of them will be given a second chance, simply because "the faculty likes her better." (Yes, this was, word-for-word, the reasoning I heard from my former classmates).
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    best i quit or fired story

    Really? Once you're fired from a nursing job, you can't even go back and gather your belongings before you walk out the door? I thought that was customary with any job...
  9. Hedgehog25

    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    Okay, so it's weird to you (and maybe others)... and so what's the point? That's your opinion, which you are obviously entitled to. I already said it's just wishful thinking, and I think you missed the point I tried to make when I originally posted in this thread, which is that, unlike Dr. Dick, I am NOT married, do not have kids, and thus have no moral objection to engaging in that type of relationship, even though it could still reap professional consequences. So in his case, it's an act of betrayal against his wife and future son/daughter... in my case, it would be good, clean fun, at least until Heidi decides "there's more to this than bangin' around" (or one/both of us gets an STI).
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    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    All I will say is, keep in mind the part I mentioned about the whole thing being "mutual" (I.e., she's in it for the exact same reasons as me). It's all just hypothetical talk and wishful thinking at this point, anyways.
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    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    moti=PMFB-RN;8133844]I am starting to worry about your reading comprehension skills. First you come on here asking about hooking up with a "Heidi" at work, then in the above you are talking about hooking up with a coworker who has similar goals as you, someone obviously NOT a "Heidi". Look man you have been warned dozens of times by people who know exactly what the hospital social enviroment is like. You simply do NOT understand what it is like to work in an acute care unit. You continue to ask questions that would never even occure to you if you did know what it was like and ignore all the warnings. Fine, do whatever you want. Do so knowing (becuase we have told you a bunch of times) that you are putting your stated plans for the future at great risk.Don't worry, I get what you're saying. I was primarily talking about finding someone who represents the purely aesthetic traits of Heidi, and not her motives, personality, why she became a nurse, etc. I still have a year to go before I graduate, so it's all just talking/fantasizing at this point. Also, when I talked about doing the FWB thing with someone who has similar goals to my own, what I meant was that since we both would have busy schedules, very little time for a formal relationship, and a mutual understanding of the work and dedication required to become a CRNA, the advantages to engaging in such a relationship would be readily apparent.
  12. Hedgehog25

    best i quit or fired story

    Probably a dumb question, but what was the point in your co-worker suggesting you take your stethoscope to the meeting with you?
  13. Of course; that's why I mentioned earlier in the thread that a potential last-resort option is to apply to one of the for-profit programs, although, as has been pointed out several times, I realize not all CRNA programs are created equally...
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    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    The way I look at is, it would be an ideal arrangement if both individuals are new grads with busy schedules, have many skills to hone/learn, and are also both working towards goals involving graduate school that will also be very time-consuming (GRE studying, etc.). I notice that most women look at males with intentions such as mine as being selfish and out-for-themselves and looking to "take advantage of" a girl, but what they seem to fail to realize is that one of the... stipulations, if you will, of the arrangement is that BOTH people want the same thing, and with the same limitations. @Stephalump, the reason I decided to ask about my own viability for establishing one of these relationships is, as I was reading through the thread, the idea simply popped into my head. I'm not really familiar with the dynamics of nurse-nurse social/sexual relations, so I have no idea how common it actually is for co-workers to engage in nothin-but-hawt-seks FWB arrangements with each other. Believe it or not, it is fairly common in some work settings, such as restaurants, for male & female waitstaff to become so comfortable/accustomed to the level of attraction they may have for each other that they actually establish casual, purely sexual relationships all the time.
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    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    Hold on a second, don't you think that's more than a bit harsh? What does wanting a mutual, FWB relationship with a female have to do with not being in it for the "right reasons?" Are you saying that being a doctor or engineer and seeking that kind of arrangement is okay, but establishing one as a nurse isn't? Also, how could being in that type of relationship even affect or influence patient care? I just don't see what's so wrong with it if both parties understand the terms of the relationship and are choosing to engage in it for mutual reasons.
  16. MeiLana, those are all good points. Yes, I have experienced what it's like to be "weeded-out" of nursing school first-hand, so I'm obviously going to be treading lightly during the second go-'round. Honestly, based on my first experience in NS, maintaining a "lone wolf" MO might behoove me.
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