Smart answer ideas for Tabby

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OK gang - I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was VERY CROSS that Tabby was told she "just wasn't cutting it" as a nurse after 4 whole days on the ward!! This kind of stuff happens all the time and it makes me mad to see people's confidence shattered so easily like this!

Soooo who's got some ideas for what she could say next time sometime decides to ruin her day like this? Something that comes across as being confident and that will make this woman decide to keep her gob SHUT next time!! C'mon...get your thinking caps on!! lol


775 Posts

Actually I liked your response in your post to Tabby. To just look the person in the eyes and say "What a stupid/ridiculous thing to say" and then just walk away. Not much the person can say to that and think it sounds confident as well. Mainly need to remember there are lots of unhappy people out there who love nothing better than trying to drag others down with them. It's not easy to do, but we all need to not let them succeed.

kellyo, LPN

333 Posts

Specializes in CV Surgery Step-down.

I would have said "Oh, and is that you YOU became an aide? Couldn't cut it as a nurse, either?"


69 Posts

Specializes in PCU/TELE.

How about

"you're right, I am way too stupid and incompetent to be a nurse, maybe I'll settle for being an Aide, any jobs going?"


775 Posts

How about

"you're right, I am way too stupid and incompetent to be a nurse, maybe I'll settle for being an Aide, any jobs going?"

:rotfl: Love it!!

Lindsay W

2 Posts

:rotfl: Love it!!

Or she could try this: Oh, really, thanks for the advice. Remind me of that in a few months when your working under me.:uhoh3:


202 Posts

The tough approach...

Say that again and I am going to rip out your heart and feed it to my dogs...:angryfire

or the sarcastic approach...

If the little people of the world's opinion mattered to me yours would be one of them...:p

or the mean approach...

You my friend are nothing but a lowly aide, what could you possibly know...:rolleyes:

or the kids approach...

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me...:chuckle

Or of course there is always the PeeWee Herman approach...

I know you are but what am I...:rotfl:

Or the best one yet...

Just ignore her, and trust me...she will go away.

Have fun, dave:)


215 Posts guys are GREAT!!

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