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December 2015

SMYS ETIQUETTE for dummies. And you. 

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Yes, I said it.

Lots of exciting things happening this week behind the scenes. Working on NCLEX Prep stuff, working on Safe Staffing stuff, working on a totally different side project. I am a busy girl! Of course, Jalil Johnson is a hell of a lot busier, and better at being busy. Jalil is the admin who keeps me sane, and gets most of the ‘other’ work done. More on that later!


I have noticed that you guys seem to have divided yourselves into two camps. This is not good.  There are those of you who feel like you should correct everything everyone else does because you are SuperNurse, and those of you who feel like you are going to throat punch SuperNurse.

 

there was no point to this picture. i just liked it.

So, a few rules of the road here at SMYS:

1. I forgot to mention…..it’s Christmas…..I gave the INFECTION CONTROL POLICE THE DAY OFF. Forever. It is none of your business if someone is wearing acrylic nails, smug girl. Put a sock in it. They do not work for you.

2.  We ask that our members follow their employer’s social media policy. So essentially, I also gave the HIPAA police the night off forever. On the SINGLE occasion we had an actual questionable situation, we deleted it. We got this. Also, They do not work for you.

3. Most of the people here are college-educated. Some people do not spell very well. It is rude of you to point it out. So, I also gave the spelling and grammar police the night off forever. If you point it out in a public forum, you are a JERK. If you really feel like someone will benefit from your teaching and not be upset, send a PM. You are not responsible for their spelling or grammar, because they don’t work for you.

Do you see a trend here?

I am pretty sure that Nurses eat their young because they never get a lunch break. 

Love,

Janie

 

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Janie and the Holy Shovel

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SMYS can only be described as ‘lively’ on holidays.  Everyone got engaged, everyone cooked, dressed in kooky outfits for work…. We posted about a zillion pictures of healthcare professionals around the world…..WHICH WAS AWESOME! Some of them were most definitely NOT celebrating Christmas because to do so in their country means 100 lashes and 10 years in prison. 

Think of that.

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Not THIS kind of Christmas Lashes

We all wished each other Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy happiness.  And then December 26 rolled around.  And apparently you guys get in trouble when you don’t work enough.

Someone who is not religious posted an anti-religion post.  And instead of scrolling past like adults, you stopped to leave the obligatory “OhMyGodHowDareYouAttackJesus” post, called names, and gave the snarky and passive-aggressive “I’ll pray for you” response.  

Having said that, the OP knew exactly what she was doing.  I am quite sure she sat back and giggled, as I furiously deleted comments below a certain level in the post, and begged you to stop.  And you wouldn’t.  And I was told over and over how I should stop deleting all the deadly insults and profanity being posted.  As if.

I then banned religious and anti-religious posts from the site.  And we lost about 300 people.  And I was called a Nazi multiple times.  And other choice words that Christians don’t generally call each other at my church.

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Holy Shovel.  Credit Sharyn Shepherd

It is possible that you don’t know this.  But EVERY decent healthcare site does not allow discussion of religion for this very reason.  Because nobody is going to change your mind about religion, you are not going to change anyone else’s mind about religion, and it is a source of division.   And you can’t leave religion alone.  You feel like you are somehow protecting Jesus. Newsflash: Jesus is a badass.  While nobody expects you to DENY you are a Christian, it is perfectly acceptable to ask you to limit the religion talk on an internet forum.  Nobody is banning anyone for a ‘praise God’ in their post.  However, fighting about religion is NOT HAPPENING. EVER.

You will notice that I am addressing Christianity here.  That is because no other religion involved with SMYS appears to feel like they have a right to ram it down anyone else’s throat.  I say this as a Catholic, so no lip, ‘k? And as I previously said, no beating anyone over the head with your holy shovel to get your point across.

Back to uniting healthcare.  3-2-1…..GO!

 

Love,

Janie

 

 

 

 

 

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International SMYS Part Deux

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There were so many pictures yesterday that I couldn’t condense them into one blog.  Let’s see more international and local SMYSers. Hover over the pic to see the caption.

 

Thank you for being part of our community!

 

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Post-Christmas Promises

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 So, Christmas is over and the end of the year is nigh. Time for a useless New Years resolution or six.

Not this year. I have had the opportunity to observe a whole lot of people during the final quarter of this year. I am not going to sit down and make some ridiculous list that will become completely overwhelming in a week. I am going to do something for Janie. This is unprecedented.

I am going to change one thing. Starting today I am going to spend 30 minutes a day being active. Preferably outside. I am not going to spend money on a gym or yoga pants. I am not buying any videos or diet products. I am just going to try to raise my heart rate for 30 minutes.

Who wants to do this with me?

Nurses are a pretty unhealthy bunch sometimes. We are exhausted by the time we get home, and it appears that running around like your behind is on fire all day at work does not count as exercise. We order takeout. We work weird hours and sleep during the day.  There are cookies in the break room.

So, ONE thing. One manageable thing to be just a little healthier this year.

Even I can do this.

Love,

Janie

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SMYS around the World

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I woke up on Christmas Morning to the international community all over the SMYS group.  This is a tiny percentage, but let’s honor Healthcare around the world right here.

wyoming

Wyoming

WV

West Virginia

There is no celebration of Christmas allowed in Saudi Arabia….

wisconsin

Wisconsin

Utah

Utah

 

sydney

Sydney

 

sc

South Carolina

SanBernadino

San Bernardino

 

phillipines

Philippines

orlando

Orlando

 

oklahoma

Oklahoma

NY

New York

ohio

Ohio

NJ

New Jersey

nigeria1

Nigeria

nigeria

Nigeria

netherlands

Netherlands

mississippi

Mississippi

liverpool

Liverpool, UK

louisiana

Louisiana

LA

Los angeles

KYlnD

Kentucky L&D

KY

Kentucky

Kuwait

Kuwait

KC

Kansas City

 

 

 

Louisiana1

Louisiana

jamaica

Jamaica

ivtree

IV Tree

heartcenter

The “heart Center”

illinois

Illinois

 

indiana

Indiana

iowa

Iowa

guyana

Guyana

Georgia

Georgia

flhospice

Florida Hospice

chicago

Chicago

chemocali

California Nurse, Last Chemo

Britishcolumbia

British Columbia

AZ

Arizona

aussie

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

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