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7/30 This week, I learned Deanna Troi sucks

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It was orientation this week. I had to take a 4 hour class about the importance of customer service as a nurse. I had to learn about how the hospital was rated in surveys and what I can do to help them achieve high ratings.

I am pretty sure I sat there with my mouth wide open in the class.

I got to the floor and was told to disregard any of that crap. Whew!

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That is extremely rude. Just because YOU don't bring YOUR children around their grandparents DOESN'T mean EVERYONE feels the same way.

My mother said she would pick him up to SPEND TIME WITH HIM! I am not sorry I want my son to have a CLOSE relationship with his family.

I NEVER EVER SAID my mom babysat. SHE chooses to pick him up every weekend.

Next time, think about different family dynamics. There aren't all horrible like YOURS!

One thing I have learned is that my husband's Hispanic family is much closer than my Caucasian one. I don't want my son brought up in the same way I was brought up. I think family is INCREDIBLY important & as much time as he can.

Family is & always be #1. Just because YOU don't feel that way DOESN'T make it wrong.

I am not asking my mom to babysit, I am asking her to be more present in my son's life. If you saw how upset he gets every time he has to leave her, how much he cries, I think you would feel the same way.

By the way, not ALL grandparents feel that way. My husband's parents spend the whole weekend with my son BECAUSE THEY WANT TO. It is their choice & I am not gonna cut them out of my son's life. If they want to spend a weekend or however long with him, I am not gonna say no.

I am so upset & disgusted by the comment I have to stop or I will get myself banned.

I am sorry you feel offended.

What you are "hearing" is actually not what I tried to say - it seems that I worded it in a non sensitive way or it just struck a nerve. However, I apologize if it makes you so mad as this is not what I intended.

What I am saying is that your mom makes her own choices about how much she wants to be involved in her grandchild's life and care. Even though your son is "upset" or you wish for more involvement. I am not saying that your wish for her to be involved is wrong or bad. Also, I am not saying that you are doing something "wrong". What you called "selfish" on your mother's part I would see as a reflection of autonomy and setting boundaries.

Different cultures perceive family and family involvement differently.

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I've learned that if I overpay the babysitter that she'll clean my house out of guilt for getting "all that money." Cue me having her come back today and overpaying her.

I've learned that I can make a four hour drive for a job interview, do that interview, and drive four hours back all in a 12 hour period without dying.... as long as there is enough coffee involved. I really hope I get this job!

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BCgradnurse has 9 years experience and specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

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My dad died this morning.

He was 87 and had Parkinson's and dementia.

In 1976, when I got a last-minute offer of admission to the Springfield School of Practical Nursing- he gave me the $650 to attend. (That covered tuition, books, uniforms and supplies.) He got to see me receive my DNP in May via video feed.

Much of what I am- I owe to him.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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ixchel specializes in critical care.

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My dad died this morning.

He was 87 and had Parkinson's and dementia.

In 1976, when I got a last-minute offer of admission to the Springfield School of Practical Nursing- he gave me the $650 to attend. (That covered tuition, books, uniforms and supplies.) He got to see me receive my DNP in May via video feed.

Much of what I am- I owe to him.

MMJ - I am so, so sorry for this loss!

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ixchel specializes in critical care.

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I've learned how destructive a sedentary job is on your spine. Sitting for hours compresses the discs. We are supposed to MOVE.

Yoga is amazing!

In theory, sitting shouldn't be this awful if all of your spine bits and pieces are okay. It might be a good idea to get this checked out.

(Says the girl who just had lumbar fusion after spinal fractures led to spondylolisthesis.)

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ixchel specializes in critical care.

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FIRST RULE OF WILTW THREADS: this is happy kitty hug land. No arguments, please! ❤️

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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I am sorry you feel offended.

What you are "hearing" is actually not what I tried to say - it seems that I worded it in a non sensitive way or it just struck a nerve. However, I apologize if it makes you so mad as this is not what I intended.

What I am saying is that your mom makes her own choices about how much she wants to be involved in her grandchild's life and care. Even though your son is "upset" or you wish for more involvement. I am not saying that your wish for her to be involved is wrong or bad. Also, I am not saying that you are doing something "wrong". What you called "selfish" on your mother's part I would see as a reflection of autonomy and setting boundaries.

Different cultures perceive family and family involvement differently.

I did not ask for your opinion & it is not necessary. I simply came here to talk about how upset I was. She was a great mother to me growing up & is on cloud 9 now that I'm pregnant again. I don't understand how someone could be THAT excited for my pregnancy but want little to nothing to do with the actual child. It hurts & offends me.

It was only her idea for HER to pick up my son on Fridays. I didn't ask & I didn't pressure her to. So it is doubly upsetting that she says one thing but does another. Before you make blanket statements, know the facts.

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Cheyenne RN,BSHS has 35 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, ICU, Infection, Home Health, and LTC.

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My dad died this morning.

I am so sorry for your loss.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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I've learned that if I overpay the babysitter that she'll clean my house out of guilt for getting "all that money." Cue me having her come back today and overpaying her.

Does she travel to other states and pet sit?

I've learned that when I get called in to work just as I've fallen asleep makes me very... odd. I do not do well with basically zero sleep. Not exactly the best time for an emergency CABG, but it's not like we had a choice.

(((MMJ))) So sorry for your loss.

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My dad died this morning.

He was 87 and had Parkinson's and dementia.

In 1976, when I got a last-minute offer of admission to the Springfield School of Practical Nursing- he gave me the $650 to attend. (That covered tuition, books, uniforms and supplies.) He got to see me receive my DNP in May via video feed.

Much of what I am- I owe to him.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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RainMom has 7 years experience.

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Ugh, just learned that when you leave your self assessment for the annual performance review until the last possible minute (due midnight tonight), it will require that you make wordy comments in all the assessment fields. C'mon, I show up & do my job well! What's with all the talk about connecting compassionately & building relationships? Sorry, I can't speak to that without shoveling BS.

ETA: Ok, that sounded kind of bad. Yes, of course I'm compassionate & build relationships with pts & coworkers. But I don't wanna talk about it! I've never been good with self-evals & comments about myself.

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