Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Mar 12, 2014.
Update: Someone found some "questionable" options and complained.
duh Karen that’s what gifs are.
Side note the Teams emojis are so terrible.
OMFG. Just don't use or respond to the questionable ones. I hate people.
And if you receive an inappropriate emoji, the sender is the problem more than the emoji is.
Getting report from fellow nurse...
Me: are they nice?
Nurse: umm, which one are you getting again?
Me: uh the nice ones!
Happy Monday. Just got a complaint our project manager compared our project to The Trail of Tears on Friday and offended several of my consultants. So now I have to deal with that. Wtf. I shouldn’t have to tell adults not to compare work to genocide.
How does one even make that connection in one's mind?!
Even if you’re dense and not up-to-date on what counts as pc these days, that’s a bad one.
I talked with him and he remembers making the comment but said he didn't even think of the historical reference and didn't mean it like that. He said he was going more for the long process to get us to where we were caused some heartache/pain before getting there. He's going to apologize (his idea), regardless, and hopefully think before he speaks going forward.
An apology is all well and good, but he also needs to remember that the Trail of Tears didn't have some profound happy (or even neutral) ending.
OMJG I love my unit so much.
The house supervisor noticed that our unit census has been up and down. She requested that instead of calling people off that we get floated as resource RNs to the covid units. It's such a nightmare here, and we're only separated by a hallway. Fucking insane.
Ninety-eight minutes to go....
Work tomorrow after a week off, and all of my employees are off in quarantine. Two definitely exposed at work, one exposed to his son who was exposed at work, in addition to his wife having coworkers with it. I think we’ll just write off the next month and try again next year.
Oh it's gonna be so bad even in places that take this seriously.
I can still smell today's smells
Oh, that sucks, CW!
It’s such a cluster.
Okay...if you're the kind of person who can't be fucked to rush yourself when necessary, why in the blue hell do you take a job that requires you to rush at times??? So irritating to wait on someone who saunters everywhere.
Census was low enough that two postpartum nurses were sent home an hour early. When I left, we had 2 laboring moms upstairs and maybe 2 more in triage. There's a good chance I will be in our covid unit or floated to one of the other covid floors tomorrow.
The news from this week in my hospital is grim. We're out of ICU and telemetry beds. Patients are lining the ER halls and piling up faster than the hospital is able to discharge from floor units. We've been told to be prepared to take on female surgical patients to help. We also heard a hospital in a nearby small community is/will be shut down. Those patients will go...?
California's vaccine allotment is either here or will be very soon. I bawled for close to an hour when I saw the headlines. It's not a cure or the end of all of this bullshit, but it's a much needed gulp of air as we fight to keep from drowning.
I’m hopeful for you, @Lh718. My new sister is in the LVN to RN bridge program. She’s been working per diem for the KP Covid clinics (floating all over the area) while she’s back in school, and doing ED/ICU on her weekend clinicals. The burnout and stress are just so real. “I didn’t become a nurse to hurt people, but I feel like that’s all I do anymore.” Keep your eye on that little pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel.
Am in our covid unit like I expected. Better than gen pop covid!!
I sometimes wonder about my managers. One of them decided it would be fine to put a first time mom
Spoiler: Sad sad sad
laboring with a fetal demise of Jeff Goldblum knows how long
next to a room with a colicky baby. Like 24hrs of this now. Someone needs humanity slapped into them.
Good lord that’s so sad and awful.
OMJG that’s terrible. This is so much worse than when I had to see my OB while miscarrying for the second time in a waiting room full of super pregnant women, and I thought that was hard. That poor woman
Yesterday was such a shitshow. The covid baby boom is on us plus a higher percentage of issue popping up. We're down to minimum 3 nurses short every shift. We were pushed out of ratio and had twice as many csections than originally scheduled plus multiple babies needing antibiotics.
It was still heaven compared to the covid unit, but holy shit it was exhausting and unnerving.
Oh, and more of us are being exposed with families refusing to mask up then testing positive. I hate people.