posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:25 AM
reply to post by paearmor
I'm married to an RN too, sorry if that isn't working out so well for you. Mine seems to work fine!
Nurses are like any other professional. We come from all backgrounds, and classes, and the job changes us. Sometimes for the better, and sometimes
not. Some nurses are indeed mean, spiteful, and all those other not-so-attractive qualities. Others a smothering, co-dependent neuropaths. Some are
just nice people that want to make a difference, but still won't brook any BS.
We see sad, unfair, bad stuff all the time. So yeah, we get a bit jaded. Your boss cheating you out of your lunch break might not register as
important at all when we have a dying 4 year old on our mind. It doesn't mean the insensitivity doesn't hurt our partners, or that it shouldn't be
discussed, and maybe some counselling sought. It just means we get caloused dealing with what no one else want to deal with. Most nurses probably do
need to go see the shrink a bit more often. Most medical employers have that coverage for that very reason, but few medical personnel take advantage
Don't judge us all by the bad apples. And, don't judge a nurse on a bad day. When we have a bad day it is usually something that would send the
uninitiated to the looney bin straight off. I work with an ex-combat marine, and he says all the time that he misses Saigon Harbor on a bad
edit on 22-12-2011 by Binder because: 4am fingers not working so good.