Chickens at work

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Doctor - so I'm worried about pt in room ####

    Me - oh? Her vitals have been stable, and her pain is under control...?

    Doctor - yeah, but she's been in the bathroom a really, really long time. I dont see anything in your notes about GI issues.

    Me - that's because she doesn't have any that I've been told about by her or other nurses.

    Doctor - so the bathroom thing is new?

    Me - no. It's a non issue. She's just out visiting her baby in the NICU. It's on her board in the room :bored:
     
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  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Just witnessed a nurse throw a legit tantrum. Whole nurses station went silent. Even a nearby baby stopped crying. So uncomfortable.
     
  3. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Aren’t y’all allowed at least one of those per shift? You should be.
     
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  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Fair and agree except this tantrum was directed towards the charge nurse and phlebotomists, which makes it way more yikes.
     
  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We’ve all been there. :lol:
     
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  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Lolol I got CBF from a grandma when I didn't agree that the room was too cold for baby. It was a freaking sauna!
     
  7. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That’s what it’s like hanging out with my FIL. We have to remove the thermostat every time he visits because otherwise we’ll boil. I think it’s due to poor circulation.
     
  8. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm gutted for one of my families. Baby is big for his age, and we test blood sugars for that. Well they were unstable all night. We've worked together on a good feeding schedule and donor breast milk and keeping that kid skin to skin as much as humanly possible. He failed the last check . They won't be going home tonight.
     
  9. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Six. Csections. Back to back to back to...

    And who was assigned to the recovery room today? Training someone no less.
     
  10. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    That’s a lot of c-sections!
     
  11. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I got a new job! I’m finally going to teach middle school math next year. The vacancy list in my district gets sent out anytime something gets added or removed and I check it every.single.time. It paid off because a position was added Wednesday. I filled out the transfer application about 10 minutes later and the principal called the next morning. By Thursday night I had accepted the position. It happened so fast! I think next year is the perfect year to transition to middle school since everyone in my district will have to transition back to in person learning. Even the students will be experiencing that. My district is K-6 so middle school is only 7 & 8 which means every student coming in August will be new to the campus because we only did distance learning this year.
     
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  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Thank you!
     
  14. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

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  15. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Thank you!
     
  16. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    My boss was asking me weird questions the other day about who I thought should backfill an open position in the business team that I support. I told her the only person I thought was qualified internally was a coworker E. She agreed with me then asked me some questions about if I would go back to the business side. She called me today to tell me she was offered the position in question and was going to take it. :lol: Now I feel bad that I basically told her she wasn’t qualified the other day! She has the leadership skills but knows very little about the functional area. I tried to awkwardly apologized but she told me not to worry because she still thinks E is the best qualified and has no idea why they asked her.
     
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  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Got a memo about 'return to work' yesterday and fml. At least it's par for the course with our awful HR. No effective date, no actual guidelines, just talk to your GM.

    Well, my GM is leaving to move back to Japan in two weeks, so I'm def not starting that convo with him now. Afraid that the new guy will insist I be in the office more though, he's a known micromanager.
     
  18. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I was really hoping the pandemic would change more company cultures, but it seems like so many people are going to go back to life as usual because managers need to show how important their managing is.
     
  19. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    We keep delaying our return, which honestly surprises me. Currently, it's "this fall" for the corporate office. My department is already officially "fully remote" though.

    Our corporate HR sends out monthly newsletters and just sent one out that wasn't thoroughly proof read. It said "One production shit" instead of "One production shift" and I can't stop laughing. :lol::lol:
     
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  20. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I didn’t feel like working today so I spent 2.5 hours teaching myself how to build access databases and queries because I had too much data for excel. :lol: I’m a dork but you can find anything on google/YouTube!
     
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  21. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Today is my 3rd day in a row. All 3 days have been so freaking insane with high acuity patients or high volume. Between yesterday and today, we've had a 75% turnover at over 100% capacity. Overflow had to be opened, and there are STILL laboring mamas waiting in the ED.
     
  22. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    The baby hurricane continues. On top of it, we're seeing an uptick of issues and complications. It's probably just a numbers game, but damn, every nurse on the floor everyday I've worked in the last 2-3 weeks has had at least one room just be bananas. We're all so burnt out.

    On a personal upside, tomorrow is my last day then 3 glorious weeks off!
     
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  23. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I need to be out of the pediatric ICU.

    Just did 7 days on, able to share good news with about 3 families? Out of 17? I’m so angry and I’m so, so tired, but gotta be there tomorrow, 6:15.
     
  24. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Oh Jesus that sounds rough. I’m sorry.
     
  25. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm so sorry @shakespeer . All of that is so horrible.
     
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