:: A Letter To The Director Of Nursing ::

Dear Nursing Director,

I am a Nurse from the XXX Hospital. As you are our Director, I feel that it is just appropriate for me to bring up my distress and concern about my working environment.

I am a Staff Nurse from the Major Operating Theatre and as a staff here for a short period of time, I have encounter many concerns and issues that have sadly not been dealt or paid close attention to. Back in 2011 as a fresh graduate from the nursing school, I was eager to start my journey as a nurse. I was very passionate to be a scrub nurse and it was the area of my interest when I was a student. But my journey was cut short due to my National Service. But with the short 3 months I spent in the Operating Theatre, I was grateful and thankful to have had a wonderful experience, filled with both good and bad ones, in the Major Operating Theatre. Despite of the negativity that I faced daily during those 3 months, I had this sense of believe that after my National Service, things would change.

And after 2 years, I finally came back. Having learnt a lot from my National Service, I was hoping that Nursing would be different. After all, we know that the nursing profession is all about compassion, collegiality and respect. But to my horror, things have remained the same. What is worst is that, it even got more horrific hearing from fellows nurses the emotional and psychological distress they encounter each day by other fellow nurses.

I feel that we have nowhere to run. Many of these nurses and me are being bullied constantly daily and even if we would bring the matter up to our Nurse Clinicians, no action seems to be taken.

We are not asking for much, all we are asking for is to be spoken to with a little bit of respect and dignity.

How can one call herself a nurse when she goes around saying something like, “Why here no phone you must use your own phone is it? When you get brain tumour then don’t come and complain to me!”. Dr Tracy, how can this lady call herself a nurse when she is cursing another person with an illness.

Another encounter shared goes like this, “If you don’t want to learn, you can go to hell!” How can this senior staff nurse call herself a preceptor when an innocent new nurse is trying very hard to catch everything she is trying to teach her. We all have different pace of learning.

And the most famous one goes like this, “When you go people house you just enter without knocking?” This senior staff nurse calls herself the in-charge, and yet she treat she fellow nurses under her without any respect. But yet in front of the Nurse Clinician she talks as if she is just another innocent nurse. All the innocent staff was trying to do was help her fellow colleague move a patient after the operation.

There are many other encounters but if I were to list them all, we would take forever.

Dr Tracy, the meanest patient, yes, even the very lowest is allowed some say in the matter of her own prescription. Thereby she defines her humanity.

We talk so highly of our missions and core values. But yet I don’t us practicing it.

One of our missions statement says something like, “We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our staff in continuing development and welfare.

The term welfare is stated clearly, in the mission. Yes, the one we put together with our name tag and staff card and go around walking with it. So what is the point of having it with us, if we do not practice it?

And our core values, which includes commitment, collegiality, compassion, respect, integrity, openness and professionalism. Yes a nurse has with her commitment, openness and integrity but what is the point if she doesn’t possess the rest?

I seek your help in this situation, as the leader amongst us nurses, to put a stop to belittlement and bullying in the nursing environment.

As nurses, we are here to provide goodwill amongst our patients and colleagues. It is not the roles of a nurse to spark unhealthy confrontations and provide negativity in a profession that is supposed to be filled with compassion.

From your humble Nurse,

Muhammad Kai Ibrahim Ergo.

:: 7 Ways To Irritated The Hell Out of Those Who Irritates You ::

 

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I am constantly being irritated at work. Well maybe is because of the working environment I am in. All men, too much ignorance and ego going around.

I used to be humble at work, agreeing to almost anything and everything. And yes even if it doesn’t benefit me.

But all these have hurted me. I bottle all my feelings each week and save the whining for my therapy sessions.

I literally took my therapist advice this past one month and I have seeen how effective the results are. It is not about hurting back their feelings but it is all about changing yourself to suit the environment. In other words, become them!

Here are 7 ways to irritate the hell out of those who irritate you.

  1. Ignore them.
  • Nothing will annoy the annoyer if you ignore him. So irritate him by making invisible.

      2. Avoid the question.

  • Don’t give them the answer that they are looking for. Beat around the bush or best don’t answer the question at all. Change the subject each time they lead you back to the focus.

     3.  Don’t pick up their call.

  • You know it is them and high chances that they want a favour and doen’t benefit you at all. So ignore their call don’t pick up until probably they decide to stop call the 101 times. Call them back and say sorry you were away.

     4. Boycott them.

  • Go agaisnt everything they ask you to do. Say it is beyond your capabilities or not in the position to perform the task.

     5. Don’t invite them out for lunch break.

  • No better way to make them feel ousted then to not let them feel that they are part of the group. Simply just leave without them and if they ask if you want to go for lunch just say you have gone with the others and then surprise the moron and appear with your group!

      6. Flood their email.

  • CC their emails that is so not important. Exclude them from those that are. Forward them random emails about work and P.S them just for your info.

       7. Red Flag

  • Red flag everything even if it is not urgent. Say that you are overloaded with work and the office is a team environment thus you need his help and support to finish the work.

Well I hope my own little experiment will help you stand up for yourself. Most importantly, get rid of those annoying people around the office!

Mkie.

:: Boss ::

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My dear boss,

I feel like giving you a seismic toss.

Your stupidity sometimes doesn’t know it boundries,

Because I seriously have yet to meet one like yours in this country.

At times, I rather kill myself than having to live in your world of ungenius world,

As I know my life is like a calm with a precious pearl.

You can’t even get you one, two and three right,

I wonder sometimes what is it about you that seems so bright.

Fustration is just too absurd,

Only because at work that behaviour has been officially cencored.

Oh boss I just got 6 more weeks with you,

And I hope in the end I can see you with a little more virute.

Mkie.

:: 25 Healthy Work Attitudes ::

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There is always that feeling of not wanting to be at work, let alone leave home to go there. But this is life. Without working, we will have no income. Well, at least in the case of a normal beings like me. I am no heiress.

So what does a average boy like me have to expect to have a good day at work? I have to be positive. It is easier said than done. But rest be assure, it can be done.

All you need is a little check-list to keep on track with a positive day.

Here are 25 Healthy Work Attitudes.

  1. Always start the day by greeting your collegues. This is the easiest way to pratice positivity on the start of the work day.
  2. Have a good cup of coffee to keep yourself awake and energized.
  3. Plan your work day by prioritizing your tasks.
  4. Plan a lunch date with a collegue.
  5. Always rest after every30 mins. Move around so you won’t end up fat!
  6. Instead of always emailing the person sitting just 5 desk away from you, take the effort to have a face to face conversation with him to improve communication.
  7. Have a bottle of water to always hydrate yourself, it will be a good excuse to leave your work desk to go to the water closet!!
  8. Remember to always smile given the right moment.
  9. Give positive criticism.
  10. Offer help to those in need because you will never know when you need some too.
  11. Always have a plan B for your presentation.
  12. Take criticism as a form of lesson for self-improvement.
  13. Have some snacks so that you won’t go hypoglycemic.
  14. Have a spare thumbdrive to save you work just in case you loss the original.
  15. Distract yourself a bit by logging into your social network. This can help you break off from stress.
  16. Shower! So that you won’t stink and so that you will feel refreshed.
  17. Always be prepared for a ‘fucking’ session. Anticipate!
  18. Be a team player.
  19. Learn to be proactive. Don’t just wait for a task to be given to you.
  20. Be willing to learn because you never know when you will need that particular skill.
  21. Reduce procrastination by motivating yourself with rewards or punishments.
  22. Keep a list of important people and the contacts.
  23. Keep track of your time because you don’t want to end up working overtime.
  24. Always have a problem solver mind.
  25. Don’t work past your working hours. Only crazy people would want to spend an extra minute at the work desk.

Mkie.

:: 5 Important Reasons to Know Why You Should Keep Your Job ::

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We bitch everyday about how sucky our job is. How we wish we can get the heck of of the company. We even plan it all out well from writing the tender notice, to the exact last day of work.

But when we look back, we can only have regrets and at times we would just laugh about how childish were when we made those decisions.

But we know what drove us to that road, work-related stress, better job offer or in some cases jealousy. So how to we avoid making the wrong decisions because of the problems stated.

Let me share with you 5 important reasoons to know why should keep your job.

1. Economy.

The economy now isn’t doing well. Thus, if you make a decision to leave, you might not enjoy the carrots that you company currently is offering you. Of course the headhunter would offer you better deals, but can you really trust their words?

They would say anything to fill the empty seat so that they can continue generating money. It makes all the sense in the world that if the economy is bad, why would they offer such fasinating offers.

2. Promotions.

Just when you think you are about to throw in the white flag, you might have missed out on the opportunity of getting promoted. There are always reasons why you are being picked on to carry the heavy weights at work. And one of it is you capabilities.

Your boss is just testing you to see if you can handle what is coming for you.

3. Collegues

Yes there are some collegues you just feel like smacking them on the face, just a figure speech fyi. But of course there are those that you really bonded with. Work honestly is what consumes your daily lives, thus it makes sense that you spend a lot of time with your collegues and somehow they become more than just collegues. Friends and part of your family at times.

If you switch jobs, you might have to start all over agaiN. The what ifs is always in question. What if you can’t find the same clique. Well sadly in some cases, you might not. And you will beat yourself down and regret that you switch jobs.

4. Bonus

It is so cliché for us to wait for our bonus and then quit. Don’t be fool by the joining bonus that the other company might give you. You might be trick into not getting that bonus that they offer.

My advice is, take a break from your job for about a month when you get you bonus. This way you can refresh yourself and be ready for work.

5. Confirmation Period.

All jobs has this. A confirmation period of about 3-6 months to confirm if you are staying in the company. They might be using you only for that short period to fill in and finish up the project. And after they find not much use of you anymore, they will just fire you saying that you did not meet the requirements.

Somtimes this happens because once they commit to you, they have to fully cover you as per the company coverage policies. Why would they want to waste and extra dollar right?

Well I hope what I have shared will help some of us our there who might want to do a career switch. I am not suggesting you don’t but before we jump into any hurried decisions, we should do a little validations and compare between our current and future company.

Mkie.