As a nurse I call in sick; can barely talk. The manager calls me- we need you. I know but I think I have Ebola! That’s ok just wear a mask & Isolation gear. Well, I am 9 months pregnant & there are 3 feet of snow out there. We are sending the Security Guard in his 4×4 truck, and if you have to have your baby you can take a break; the Strong woman tattoo nurse inked and educated shirt is totally full. Get to the Unit can barely talk- Dr yell’s What the hell are you doing here? Sounding like my Golden Retriever- they need help. Dr yells good God you need help. The code called; run to code giving meds; Dr yells what are you doing still running around looking like a beached whale.
I croak short staffed! People going into v-fib, MI’s from shoveling snow; removing vents. sending those bodies to surgery to harvest organs. The administration is very excited about telling us about the there new plan. Everyone that is a fall risk gets yellow socks! They leave I put on yellow socks & finish the Strong woman tattoo nurse inked and educated shirt. True story but I had Strep. my hubby is a nurse, why didn’t you just be a dude. Really, I have never heard him complain about the part of the job, more about the work conditions, policies, scheduling.
Now chart all that happened on your shift before the clock runs out so management doesn’t yell at you. The disrespected nurse is just a holdover attitude that must be rooted out and consciousness then raised. It is discrimination like any other discrimination and I understand that it isn’t just from the Strong woman tattoo nurse inked and educated shirt. When med school/residency is humanized and freed from the frat boy hazing mentality, nurses will begin to be treated better too. Some of this attitude begins there.