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'Please do not superglue your tooth back in your mouth again': 20+ Healthcare workers share their wildest patient stories

When working in healthcare, you see people from all walks of life. From insanely rich folk to the homeless, medical mysteries to hypochondriacs, you never know what another day at the office will hold for you. Luckily for us, these doctors shared their wildest stories about patients who had such little common sense, they were surprised they survived this long. Sure, most of us don't know a lot when it comes to the medical field, but there are some basics we should know, like no, you cannot su...
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‘I don't want to get involved’: Nurse overhears patient's plan of using someone else's health insurance, decides to risk her career and not report them

‘I don't want to get involved’: Nurse overhears patient's plan of using someone else's health insurance, decides to risk her career and not report them

Different countries have different benefits that can appeal to their citizens. In some countries, it is extremely affordable to buy a house, in some countries the average salary allows citizens to live comfortably for most of their lives, and some countries have great healthcare plans that put citizens' minds at ease. The US is not great when it comes to the latter, and many American citizens daily worry about their health because they simply cannot afford to go to a doctor, probably like the p…
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'Boss blames me for her forgetfulness': Healthcare worker calls out manager for never solving tech issues in front of entire team as payback

'Boss blames me for her forgetfulness': Healthcare worker calls out manager for never solving tech issues in front of entire team as payback

There is nothing worse at work than having to bother your manager every day to do a simple task that would make things exponentially easier. The lack of action can say a lot about the kind of manager you have. First, he could be intentionally making things difficult for you and playing mind games. That's the cynical take, but it's not an impossibility. Next, there's the slightly more generous take, which is that your manager is not the brightest bulb. Yes, that's the kinder interpretation of th…
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44 Scrubby Nurse Memes for Snarky RN's Working Another 12-Hour Shift at the Hospital

We need memes in here, STAT!
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Woman discovers long lost sister, sister blocks her on social media, woman shows up at her work: 'She had no interest in forging a relationship'

This lady needs to take a hint. When she first discovered her long-lost sister, she somehow missed what seemed like obvious clues that her sister, Esty, was uncomfortable about the whole thing given that she fell out of touch with their father. Then, this lady did not get the message when Esty blocked her on social media after the lady started following Esty and messaging her constantly. Finally, Esty took things way too far when she showed up at Esty's place of work completely unannounced. Tha…
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Hospital worker forces to carve out extra time for higher-ups, charges a ton of OT: 'I couldn't be blamed'

Hospital worker forced to carve out extra time for higher-ups, charges a ton of OT: 'I couldn't be blamed'

Let this story serve as a friendly reminder to never work for a business off the clock. If your company requests that you carve out any extra time outside of your regularly scheduled hours, you are well within your right to request that you be paid for that time or, at the very least, that a negotiation process can take place. Let's be clear: the higher-ups at your company are fully aware of what they are asking of their employees. If the topic of payment for that extra did not cross their mind…
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'I am being held against my will': After working a 30 hour shift, nurse calls the police then gets fired for being 'immature'

If you've ever pulled an overtime shift, you know the psychological warfare that goes on throughout every step of that OT journey. Once you pass hour 8 of your work day, your concept of time starts to warp, turning your workplace into an inescapable purgatory in which you're trapped until your next 15-minute break. For the nurse in our next tale, her accidental overtime shift turned into a nightmare after her relief no-showed...
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'She got me in trouble 6 years ago': Nurse manager settles score with former coworker after receiving her resume, rejects application

'She got me in trouble 6 years ago': Nurse manager settles score with former coworker after receiving her resume, rejects application

Many years ago, in a land far away, I had a coworker who I had beef with. She gave me a rough time, and I certainly didn't spare her from my snappy attitude. If I ever got the chance to reject her application for a job, I'd probably do it. There aren't many people I don't forgive, but she is the exception. In this story, a nurse manager who we'll call OP uploaded a post describing how she got back at a former coworker who had gotten her in trouble back in the day. They had been working at a hos…
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'Your wish is my command, nurse lady': Triage nurse gets dissed in front of her peers when an ambulance driver calls out her arrogantly incorrect diagnosis

The emergency room can be a messy, chaotic place. While nurses are trained to work closely with the ambulance drivers coming through the door carting mortally wounded cargo, valuable time can be wasted in all the ‘he said, she said’. Although everyone's just here to help save the lives of innocent strangers, there's an unseen hierarchy within the ranks of any hospital...
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'I'm just going to Google it': 15+ patients share the craziest things doctors have said to their faces

'I'm just going to Google it': 15+ patients share the craziest things doctors have said to their faces

No one ever said your doctor couldn't also have a sense of humor. In fact, while some people might find jokes to be unwelcome in a hospital environment, others may find that in appropriate circumstances, jokes can be comforting. Perhaps the right kind of bedside manner is a personal preference at the end of the day. Personally speaking, I will go to any doctor's appointment with more pent-up anxiety than anyone else in the waiting room. If my doctor isn't going to crack a joke to break the ice,…
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‘I got her everything she didn’t like': Woman organizes gifts for coworker who quit in an attempt to settle the score

‘I got her everything she didn’t like': Woman organizes gifts for coworker who quit in an attempt to settle the score

We all have that one coworker we can't get along with for the life of us. If you were given a chance to get back at them, would you take it? One person working at a microbiology lab got really petty when she learned that her coworker was quitting, and made sure to be the one organizing the goodbye gifts. She remembered everything that this coworker had ever said about products they did not like and got every single one of them. Why? Well, the coworker in question was doing very… questionable th…
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'No signed card, no room': Elderly lady refuses to sign registration card at local hotel, so front desk clerk refuses to check her in

'No signed card, no room': Elderly lady refuses to sign registration card at local hotel, so front desk clerk refuses to check her in

You know how it goes… Follow the policy, or you won't get a room. Apparently, not everyone got the memo. One elderly lady was staying at a hotel for quite some time following an operation she had at a local hospital, and the staff were happy to have her. They gave her free room service, a discount, great treatment, you name it… She got it all. But when the time came for her to reauthorize her card, she refused. Instead of signing a piece of paper and following the rules, she pulled the 'Don't y…
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'I was offered $74 an hour': Penny-pinching hospital denies their top doctor a raise, he seeks another position and gets offered 3x the salary

A long time ago I was working for a small company in a niche industry. I represented 50% of the sales team and between me and my coworker, we balanced and managed a company making millions of dollars a year in sales revenue. Despite the herculean efforts between myself and my other coworker, we both took home a meager salary and made peanuts to the dollar. How is it normal that companies– even small ones –can finagle their team out of money that they're earning simply because of their title?
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'Obviously the police wouldn’t do anything about it': Nurse tech calls cops over $.50 theft to make a point to hospital administrators

'Obviously the police wouldn’t do anything about it': Nurse tech calls cops over $.50 theft to make a point to hospital administrators

This hospital had an ongoing food theft issue that got really out of hand. Why would someone steal food in a workplace environment? If someone lifts a meal from the work refrigerator once, you could chalk it up to a mistake. If it happens twice, it could be that someone was so hungry they couldn't wait to get food, or are just becoming more brazen about their theft. By the third time, this is a real issue---and it could even spawn copycats.
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'We took our sweet [...] time': Hospital manager cracks down on OT, overworked nurses find loophole

'We took our sweet [...] time': Hospital manager refuses to allow OT, overworked nurses find loophole

There's a special satisfaction that comes with finding a successful loophole to get around a silly workplace policy. Especially when it comes to getting paid fairly for all the work you do. Now, you know that nurses have to put up with a ton of nonsense on the job that makes saving lives more challenging than it already must be. However, this bureaucratic silliness sounds like way too much. This Redditor shared their story via this thread on Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit, which detai…
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'I cost my surgeon her job': Heroic surgeon hooks it up for a desperate patient, committing insurance fraud to save their family $30,000

Surgery is expensive in America. Sometimes insurance covers a little bit here and there, but if they don't, you could be looking at a hefty bill with a couple commas in the total balance. That's why, when this teenaged girl was diagnosed with benign tumors in her breast, she wasn't jumping for joy like most people do when they find out they're cancer-free...
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