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  •  I hope he expresses that (14+ / 0-)

    opinion someday in a hospital to the female staff working to fix his dumb @$$ 24/7!  Including mandatory OT, holidays, and week ends.

    "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

    by NancyWH on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 01:50:19 PM PDT

    •  I hope he expresses it to me (17+ / 0-)

      I have exactly three days off in the month of April, and am working every weekend. The last three nurses who left my (100% female) department were not replaced, and another has been on FMLA dealing with a dying parent.

      You can't not staff a hospital, so the rest of us do what we have to to cover. Don't even get me started on taking a 50% pay cut to work night shift through nursing school, because it was the only job I could find with health benefits. Good thing too, because DH needed emergency back surgery and it would have bankrupted us.

      I truly hope this POS never wakes up at 4am on a Saturday with crushing chest pain. If he does, he may get another dose of reality: an overwhelmingly female staff will be standing ready not only to save his ass, but wipe it if need be.

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      by SteelerGrrl on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 03:22:57 PM PDT

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      valkyrry, splashy, SteelerGrrl

      I guess he's never been to a hospital where most of the nurses are female and work very long hours on ...gasp, nights and weekends!

      Or the female techs who draw blood, change bedpans and such, on nights and weekends.

      I suppose he's never been to the Target or Walmart on an evening or a weekend and witnessed the many female workers stocking shelves, cashiering, arranging merchandise and such.

      I guess he's never bought a car on a nice Saturday and saw all the women receptionists, greeters, cashiers, admins, sales etc.

      I guess he also doesn't like to do home improvement, because on the weekend my Lowes and Home Depot are filled with women in the paint department, at the installation department, in appliances...

      Where is this mystical place where only men work nights and weekends?  I'd like to move there so I won't have to work some silly work event this Saturday.

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