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  1. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    Don't mind if I do, crunch , crunch. MMM thanks :)
  2. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    Regular or Bar B Que? :)
  3. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    I am So Sorry about that, my mistake. My apologies.
  4. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    Thanks for pointing that out, I am an idiot sometimes. Sorry.
  5. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    oops, Sorry bout that, sometimes nurses can be idiots, like me. My apologies. O
  6. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    so what "truth" am I missing, enlighten me please.
  7. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    - Yes I agree totally, that is what I find revolting about a shirt like that. It sends exact message as you stated. Just another "look at me, I'm so great and such a giver, hold me in AWE" person in the nursing profession. WE HAVE ENOUGH OF THOSE TYPES ALREADY.
  8. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    Yep, exactly, shirts like that send messages that some could perceive ALL NURSES think that way. It's not a positive for nurses in general.
  9. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    I hear you, I love my job, can not stand the administrative BS , the ego's that go with it. Thankfully I do home care, hospital and nursing home visits, so once I get my daily assignments, I am out the door and on my own for most of the day---love that part.
  10. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    Personally I find a shirt that says something like that a bit condescending. "I sacrificed my life to save yours". It implies that you owe the wearer of the shirt something, because after all they sacrificed their life for you. Even though you did not ask them too. It's not like wearing a shirt that says "I like to knit" or "proud grandparent" or "I am EMS" or a sports jersey--not comparing apples to apples. None of those types of shirts send the message the wearer sacrificed their life for YOU. No one forced me to go to nursing school--it's a choice I made, no one forces me to go to work every day, it's a choice I make and I don't expect nor want any great praise for what I do, any more than any other HARD WORKING person that puts in an honest days work for an honest days pay. Soooo what about as someone else stated the airplane pilot that gets us safely to our destinations? Or the cop that risks their life, or military, or the truck driver that risks their lives driving all those miles all the time to deliver goods to us, or the welder or the mechanic (the list could go on an on)? ALL work has DIGNITY , all work involves some RISKS, ALL work has varying degree of SACRIFICE--not just nursing. So I find a shirt that somehow implies "sacrifice and nursing" in the same breath condescending and misleading, because ALL workers sacrifice many hours of their lives working.--------When they could be eating chips!! :) :) :) :).
  11. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    " It's just that to me the statement implies that the general public owes the T shirt wearer some great debt of gratitude for their selfless act (of becoming a nurse). I'm not clear on what the sacrifice it alludes to actually entails? To me it's a job and I get a paycheck for doing it. How is it any more of a sacrifice than for someone to for example become an airline pilot who makes sure that I reach my vacation destination on some sunny beach in a speedy and comfortable manner?" Amen, you took the words out of my mouth, couldn't agree more.
  12. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    Thanks for all the comments guys, glad to know I am not the only nurse that finds things like that ridiculous. I do like being a nurse and am proud of my profession and what I do, JUST LIKE ANY ONE that is in a profession that they are proud of physician, lawyer (well some lawyers), teacher, day care worker, special needs teacher, Indian chief, NURSING Aid's, truck driver, dock worker, etc, etc.
  13. Nash3222

    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    "Realistically that shirt should say "I sacrificed my bladder and lunch to save your life." LMAO , :) :) :) :) :) that's funny, love it!!!
  14. Nash3222

    what's your pet peeve?

    See my post https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/are-nurses-all-1054361.html#post9066764
  15. I have been a RN for 11 years now, have seen much as many of you have. One thing that continues to irk me are nurses that think because they are a nurse are somehow a cross between Florence Nightingale and Jesus--and act like it. You know, "super nurse syndrome" I was at my local gym and saw the a T shirt that said: I sacrificed my life, so I could save your life. I am a nurse. Really? You sacrificed your life to be a nurse? WOW, I never realized that going to nursing school and getting a job involved life sacrifice.( like so many 100.000's people that go to college to get jobs). GET OVER IT ALREADY, your a nurse, your not mother Theresa, you don't walk on water and you DID NOT sacrifice your life to become a nurse. Nursing school and how hard it is, another thing that people want to whine/brag about I get tired of hearing about. Really? I'll bet becoming a chemical engineer is very hard, I'll be learning computer coding is very hard, in fact I'll bet most any college degree--they just don't hand them out for showing up. You have to work for them and earn them---just like nursing school. What I am saying is being a nurse does not somehow set you apart from the rest of the world, or make you a better person---just because your a nurse. Doing your job, being courteous to patients AND coworkers AND people in general is what we and everyone else on the planet should be doing----we are all members of the human family.
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