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Why Do Nurses Eat Their Own?

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nrsgofold has 20 years experience as a RN and specializes in ER,ICU.

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As current times have shown, we're short staffed. Administration wants to make money. So cuts are made to equipment and man power. Who has your back? Who can you rely on? Your fellow nurses? I'm not so sure anymore. Why do we as nurses eat our own when we should be teaching them and guarding them as our own. The fact is as we age our young nurses are going to be taking care of us, but there are those all too eager beavers who will in fact burn you. This is my experience. You are reading page 17 of Why Do Nurses Eat Their Own?. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

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I have more important things to do than carry this on. Everyone is entitled to their own brand of ignorance should they so elect. This is not a rationale, educated discussion of issues. It's devolved into petty arguing and pitting nurses who feel bullying is an issue against the nurses who deny it is an issue and participate in it.

My main point is if you don't like something, change it; get involved. Otherwise you're just a bunch of bitter nurses sitting around and complaining.

So either you feel bullying is an issue or you're a bully? Bovine feces! There are plenty of us out there who think bullying as an issue is mostly in the eye of the beholder (meaning that many of those incidents presented as "bullying" are nothing of the sort) and do not participate in bullying of any sort.

And if you want to insult us, it's "Biter nurse", not bitter.

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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So either you feel bullying is an issue or you're a bully? Bovine feces! There are plenty of us out there who think bullying as an issue is mostly in the eye of the beholder (meaning that many of those incidents presented as "bullying" are nothing of the sort) and do not participate in bullying of any sort.

And if you want to insult us, it's "Biter nurse", not bitter.

Ummm, I stole your line, Your Majesty. Scroll up. [emoji7]

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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Nope cause, the ANA will fix it allllll for us.

:laugh:

Yes, they have alll the answers...

If I knew that, I should've called them up when management were targeting and pushing people out the door...

How they KNEW they were staffing poorly because of their action, and yet, nothing.

I can go on and on about how nursing was severely cut, affecting pt safety.

If that was the case that ANA would "fight for us," my hospital and my unit would've been fixed by now...poor us...using our allegedly biter ;) lazy uneducated selves to organize and now force corporate to do by us the MAIN reason why they make their money-NURSING care.

Ok...

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I have more important things to do than carry this on. Everyone is entitled to their own brand of ignorance should they so elect. This is not a rationale, educated discussion of issues. It's devolved into petty arguing and pitting nurses who feel bullying is an issue against the nurses who deny it is an issue and participate in it.

How on earth did you arrive at the conclusion that any of the nurses on this thread not only deny bullying is an issue but "participate" in bullying, other than the fact that not everyone has agreed with your viewpoint? Does that constitute "bullying"?

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

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Ummm, I stole your line, Your Majesty. Scroll up. [emoji7]

But it's My line!

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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I find it quite telling and interesting that to hold a differing opinion or strong disagreement is to be accused of "bullying" or "ignorance" from certain people. Sign of the times? If so, we are indeed in trouble. I, for one, can agree to disagree without getting so up in arms or losing my composure.

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Well said! As a seasoned nurse(22 years) I left an area of nursing that I LOVED because a leadership position was given to a nurse with 3 years experience while she slept her way up the corporate ladder! married doctors, residents, etc. very disturbing. I had to leave! But I left with my dignity!

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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But it's My line!

Don't bully me. :locktopic:

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The biggest eaters are the board of nursing, arizona to be exact,

beware of these pitbulls, not smart ones or any recent experience in this or last decade but sink their teeth into you and wont let up until the obedience meter dings!no one would be a nurse if they knew how the board of nursing operates !!! NO ONE

 

nursing school to have a corrupt az bon over see your ability to work

 

AND NO , nothing done wrong. !!

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How on earth did you arrive at the conclusion that any of the nurses on this thread not only deny bullying is an issue but "participate" in bullying, other than the fact that not everyone has agreed with your viewpoint? Does that constitute "bullying"?

Kind of proved my point for me. I love it when that happens.

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Sensibility has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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If the environment is truly toxic, change jobs.

This is not rocket science.

Not everyone wants to change jobs for a lot of reasons including the proximity to home, the type of client, and where we fit in best. I fully disagree with having to move around because people are "toxic." And you are right, people are becoming more and more toxic as though this is business as usual and everyone either suck it up and take it or leave. It is a lousy philosophy if you ask me. How about all toxic people get a pink slip and the rest of us can work in peace? :)

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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Not everyone wants to change jobs for a lot of reasons including the proximity to home, the type of client, and where we fit in best. I fully disagree with having to move around because people are "toxic." And you are right, people are becoming more and more toxic as though this is business as usual and everyone either suck it up and take it or leave. It is a lousy philosophy if you ask me. How about all toxic people get a pink slip and the rest of us can work in peace? :)

I don't think people are becoming more and more toxic. I've repeatedly said that I have worked with great co-workers and friends. I worked in one "toxic" environment, tried to "be the change", couldn't, so I left after 2 years.

Don't put words in my mouth. You have to work with all kinds in this world. It builds character. Truly toxic? Avoid. If they don't leave for your convenience? Move on for your own health.

I think people are becoming more and more fragile and less resilient, but a good work ethic can be learned.

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