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20 bad behaviors that will tick off your coworkers!

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11. Call in “sick” on holiday shifts

12. Leave the floor for long periods of time and not telling anyone where you went

13. Take personal calls and talk on your cell phone REALLY LOUDLY at the nurse’s station

14. Take a convenient bathroom break every time a new patient needs to be admitted to the floor

15. Bring your kids to work assuming they won’t “be in the way”

16. Refuse to help the techs or unit secretaries when things are chill

17. “Eat your young” aka lateral violence towards the newbie nurses on the floor

18. Gossip about everyone all the time

19. Don’t share your goodies and snacks (but see #5)

20. And lastly, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN!

What would you add to this list?

Amy Bozeman
Amy is many things: a blogger, a nurse, a wife, a mom, a childbirth educator. She started her journey towards a career in nursing when she got pregnant with her first child. After nursing school and studying "like she has never studied before" she entered the nursing profession eager to get her feet wet. The first years provided her with much exposure to sadness, joy and other complex human emotions. She feels that blogging is a wonderful outlet and a way for nurse bloggers to further build their community. Traditionally, midwives have handed down their skill set from midwife to apprentice midwife. She believes nurses have this same opportunity: to pass from nurse to new nurse the rich traditions of this profession.

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