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I once got called for a suspected tuberculosis patient, the office called it in as a “sick call”. (Tuberculosis is highly contagious and hangs in the air for up to 48 hours). Get to the doctors office to be told what we were there for. Patient is standing in the middle of triage with other patients and their families. Patient should have been put in a room alone or at least had a respiratory mask on. But nope. Put him with every one else and possibly infect every single person in the room as well as us. The nurse there said they “couldn’t find the masks” so not a single person had one on. Including staff. They then rolled their eyes at me when I refused to take the patient until myself my partner and the patient had a mask that I had to go and get from the ambulance. Thankfully he didn’t have it, even though he had all the symptoms. (Coughing blood, just got out of jail...)
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One of my former coworkers said her lunch break didn't start until she began to eat. She would then pull the same stuff. Which would effectively leave the rest of us with out breaks.
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I once had a student rider on the ambulance with me. I needed to patch into the hospital and needed the patients age. They were not in a position to give it to me. So I gave my student the birth year along with paper and a pen. She said she wasn't good at math so I said just give me an approximation. She came back with 1964. I just looked at her and said, "you think this person is one thousand sixty four years old?" Normally I love students. Her? Never again.
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When I used to work several back to back 20 hour days I would frequently run to the gas station for smokes/soda in my pjs. Half the time I wouldn't even put on a bra. I did it because I'll be dammed if my one day off a month I'm spending 45 minutes to shower and get dressed to run a 5 minute errand.
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I encounter this way too often in the ED. Many times people freak if we can't move them *right the second* they ask to move a pillow for them. Usually it's under their ass and they weigh 300+ lbs and we just got done moving it. Sorry but I'm dealing with a patient who isn't breathing at the moment.
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I also found out that "therapy" dogs/animals are NOT service animals and are not subject to the same rules as service animals. Therapy dogs are not allowed in stores or restaurants. Animals for "emotional" supports do not qualify for the same as guide dogs etc. that includes dogs used for PTSD and autism. I didn't believe it until I saw it on the ADA website.
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What they are thinking of are the store loyalty cards- Hellgreens, Grocery Stores, etc can all do it via phone number which gives you points. While it sucks if you lose points, imagine if I gave a random phone number and added my purchase to someone else's credit card? YIKES
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I always ask if the person on the other side is ready to take my order. I do this because I assume that the person has turned their mic onto mute or quiet and has started another task. The few times I've not asked if someone was ready they totally screwed up my order. Usually I say, "Ok, I'm ready." I think its more polite that way.
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It says "FOX is ODD man out!" with a British accent. While it could've been spoken better, the parents reaction is what takes it to the next level.
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Valentines day is not romantic. My boyfriend and I talked about it this AM while I was dropping him off at work. When we first started dating I told him that I didn't really celebrate Valentines day because it's a hoax. Nothing says I love you like planning something "unexpected" on a day when it's the most expected. Oxymoron anyone? So he woke up this am, rolled over gave me a kiss and said, "Good morning, I love you." Yep, that's all I needed. Even when I was single, I never felt the pressure of being single on Valentines day. More 75% off candy for me the day after.
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I agree with all of the above. I'm pretty sure she knows she's being offensive/inappropriate and calling it a "joke" to try and avert consequences. If/when you bring it up to her again clearly alert her that being physically touched is not a joke and you do not find it funny. Let her know if her behavior continues with you or another employee further actions will be taken. Then follow through.
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When my sister worked in retail, she worked at kind of a "junk" store that carried a little of everything. One day she was facing the aisles when a woman came over to her and asked her for "dishes". She brought the customer over to the section that had a few mugs, plates and silverware. The woman looked at her and said, "No I want DISHES!" My sister just looked at her and said, "Yes, these are our dishes..." The woman repeated again, "Dishes...." My just sighed and asked her what kind of dishes she was looking for, did she need a serving platter, plates... The woman replied, "You know, the ones that clean out your Jay-Jay..." The light bulb went off in my sisters head and she replied, "Oh you mean DOUCHES, no, we don't have any."
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I was wondering the same thing. I thought it was just me at first. Perhaps it's something with the formatting and adding pictures?
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I had to wear a name tag at work, but it's a little different for me. However I hated that it had both first and last name on it. No one needs to know my full name. Also, the thing I hated is I have a long first name and people liked to shorten it in many different ways. For example, if my name was Elizabeth, people would call me Liz, Beth, Betty, Lizzy, etc. Ugh, no.
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Having seen him live before, oh how I do love him....
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I did buy one for my dog not too long ago. The reason is they are less likely to splinter and cause damage to the intestines which is usually a bigger concern in smaller dogs. However, my dog has never really been a stick chewer and only uses it when he's out of his other bones.
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I'm not going to deny it, my old partner and I used to rock out like this all the time to some good ol' Michael Jackson. Nothing beats riding in the city with the windows rolled down, and the two whitest people you will ever see rocking out to some MJ in the city. Always got people to smile. I loved in this where he stopped when he saw someone and then started up again. That happens so often.
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No matter what they ask for I always just say, "No thank you." I know it's for marketing purposes, but I don't want to be slammed with junk email nor phone calls since I work odd hours. Most of the time the cashier just shrugs and says ok.
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The bane of my existence here at the casino. Those things are literally human meat grinders.
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It would be nice to be able to shop after my 16+ hour shifts... but Macy's is way out of my price range and I'd rather go home and sleep.
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I think the difference is that emergency medical professionals are expected to work on holidays. Retail workers are not. I did not shop on Thanksgiving nor black Friday. And I do not have enough seniority to get "holiday pay" for working. Instead I get "points" because points pay the bills. *eye roll* I have not spent a single mothers day (even though I'm the ONLY single mother at one service) or easter with my family in about 4 years now... but I keep on doing it.
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I'm with you TechTyger. I am a scrooge and am proud of it. Here at the casino, they put up Christmas decorations 2 weeks prior to Thanksgiving and have been playing Christmas music for the same. So 16+ hours of the same 6 songs on repeat... Ugh. The ONLY Christmas music I can stand and will play ON Christmas ONLY at my place is T.S.O. (Trans Siberian Orchestra- Metal Christmas music). And that's only for about an hour or so then it's off. By the time Christmas actually rolls around, I just want it to be over with so I can look forward to the next 6 months of life being Christmas free. And as much as I love my son, as soon as he's done with High School and off to college, I most likely will NEVER put up another effin tree again. Although, this year, I'm doing a Halloween themed tree, ya know, since Christmas decided to take over Halloween this year. Jerk.
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Well it does keep us in business...
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on Guinness Rescue? at Retail Hell Underground
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