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Old 04-22-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A Washington state senator has drawn the ire of nurses after remarks she made suggesting that nurses in smaller hospitals "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day."

The Washington State Senate considered a bill Tuesday, SHB 1155, that would provide nurses with uninterrupted meal and rest periods.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/20/polit...rks/index.html
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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Of all groups of people to pick a fight with, nurses?

Good luck to that senator. She'll need it.
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:31 PM
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Location: Texas
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There are plenty of people, including here, who believe those who work in certain types of occupations, do little or nothing. But unless they've actually worked in those jobs, they have no idea what those people do or how hard their job is.

It doesn't surprise me this is a woman slamming those who work in a female-dominated job field. She is probably a feminist who thinks that nurses should have gone to medical school to become doctors. She probably looks down her nose at all female-dominated careers. Next she'll go after teachers...

Does anyone play cards anymore?? That was my grandparent's generation.
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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^^^ My first thought was, who plays cards anymore?
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:01 PM
 
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There are plenty of people, including here, who believe those who work in certain types of occupations, do little or nothing. But unless they've actually worked in those jobs, they have no idea what those people do or how hard their job is.

It doesn't surprise me this is a woman slamming those who work in a female-dominated job field. She is probably a feminist who thinks that nurses should have gone to medical school to become doctors. She probably looks down her nose at all female-dominated careers. Next she'll go after teachers...

Does anyone play cards anymore?? That was my grandparent's generation.
Wow, you took a leap. Too bad you have no basis for any of this. By the way, Walsh is a Republican. What are the odds of her being a "feminist?"
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:23 PM
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Wow, you took a leap. Too bad you have no basis for any of this. By the way, Walsh is a Republican. What are the odds of her being a "feminist?"
The odds are huge, even if she doesn't self-identify as such. She is in a male dominated career field. She's a senator. It's very likely she looks down her nose at women in female-dominated occupations such as nursing, teaching, childcare, etc. In fact, it's not only possible, but she just proved that she does look down her nose at them, with her comment that you are defending.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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The odds are huge, even if she doesn't self-identify as such. She is in a male dominated career field. She's a senator. It's very likely she looks down her nose at women in female-dominated occupations such as nursing, teaching, childcare, etc. In fact, it's not only possible, but she just proved that she does look down her nose at them, with her comment that you are defending.
Wow. Your ability to read minds, across the miles and dozens of disconnects, should be reported to Ripley.

Yes, it was a stupid and thoughtless comment. (I was in the hospital for a day or two right about the time it was made, and lemme tell ya...)

But reconstructing this woman's mindset and prejudices back to not liking chocolate milk in kindergarten, and saying she must be an X even though she is a Y... is just maybe a wee bit of a stretch.
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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It's about time we stop sanctifying nurses!

I worked in a LTC/Rehab facility for 17 years and, thru the years, my opinions of nurses fell year after year.

In the facility I worked at, a good number of nurses, and the Charge Nurse, and the CNA's as well, spent an inordinate amount of time on their Smartphones, any chance they got. Charge Nurse loved to play Candy Crush. Some would pass their meds with ear buds in their ears, listening to music.

Their big concern was head count. For if the head count went below a certain number, one nurse would have to go home and use up some of her PTO. Yes, it's heads to these people! That's all they are, a paycheck! And where on earth is the compassion? Compassion Fatigue is not uncommon in the entire health care field, and some never had any compassion from the gitgo, and the attraction to the high wages is what put them there.

I used to love to scare these nurses, occasionally, and bring up Physician Assisted Suicide. That would sometimes turn them whiter than ghosts! So many nurses are so annoyingly smug: They will always need nurses, the most secure job you can find! So that's why I use to enjoy bringing that up, like telling them that Canada instituted a nationwide physician assisted suicide law. And let them squirm!

Nurses are too selfish to start a movement to bring physician assisted suicide to their state, and so what, many are kept alive, like in the Vent/Trac unit, with tubes and tubes, with no chance of recovery.
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:53 AM
 
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I can only comment on nurses on hospital floors. The number of patients assigned to them is overwhelming, and they spend their shifts dashing from patient to patient, so overworked. A law guaranteeing them a lunch break is necessary.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:16 AM
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It's about time we stop sanctifying nurses!

I worked in a LTC/Rehab facility for 17 years and, thru the years, my opinions of nurses fell year after year.

In the facility I worked at, a good number of nurses, and the Charge Nurse, and the CNA's as well, spent an inordinate amount of time on their Smartphones, any chance they got. Charge Nurse loved to play Candy Crush. Some would pass their meds with ear buds in their ears, listening to music.
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This is a problem with all workplaces today. People are texting instead of doing their work. Texting is an addictive behavior.
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