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by SashaO SashaO (Member)

SashaO has 2 years experience and works as a RN.

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Appearances do matter.

I'm 5'1" and have been described as "demure" and "sweet" but there is always a limit to anyone's kindness...

I understand that the first person you'd ask for help wouldn't be me if some 300 lb psych. pt decided to become combative...but I was wondering if anyone else was in this boat. I've seen some nurses that were smaller than me and had years of experience in the field. People think they can give us ****.

One of my coworkers asked, "How old are you? Why did you choose nursing? Not to marry a doctor? Why ER and not L&D?" Because I want to be overworked and enjoy finding new ways of inserting things into people's orifices.

Anyway, I feel that this is a disadvantage. I'm not your "Type A" personality, I'm more of a "Type B" but can switch if needed. Last time I checked being manic or strung out wasn't required for critical care neither was being boisterous because I'm definately a little obnoxious:D............

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and works as a ED/Trauma, Educator, IP/Nurse Epidemiologist.

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I'm 4'11". I feel your pain. I tell people that I'm space-efficient, and more environmentally friendly/green because I require fewer natural resources. :D

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sassy_squirrel works as a Currently Admin looking to start Nursing in the ne.

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I'm 4'11". I feel your pain. I tell people that I'm space-efficient, and more environmentally friendly/green because I require fewer natural resources. :D

That is a brilliant comeback. My friend and I would say 'we're not short, we're fun sized.'

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