first day at work

  1. What is your funniest first day at work story? Do share, do share!

    I'm accident prone, bizarre things just happen to me.
    I'll tell you my story. I was still a GN and was arriving on the first day for corporate orientation. I was extremely nervous. This was my first job as a new nurse, and I wanted very badly to give a good first impression. I did not yet have my parking pass, so I was looping down the street, trying to find a parking space. At the time I was driving my ugly brown beater of a K car. All of a sudden there's this big dog (like a yellow lab) standing in the middle of the road, staring at me. Would not get out of the way. I can't hurt a fly, so I'm scared of like hitting this dog with the car. I try to move around it, but it's like challenging the car. I stop the car, and what does it do? I climbs onto the hood! Will not get off of the hood of the car! I move the car, slightly and it just keeps challenging me with its eyes.
    I am not a dog person. Never had a dog, I'm afraid of big dogs, but what can I do. I get out of the car, leaving the door open and try to shoo the dog off my car. He jumps off the hood, whips past me and jumps in the car! Refuses to get out, wants me to take him for a ride. I grab it by the collar, and the collar comes off in my hand. I throw the collar and he runs after it, and then runs away down the road.
    So here I am, late for my first day of work. And now there's somebody's beloved pet running around without ID. I knocked on the door of the next house. They said they knew the dog. I told them my story and they agreed to try to catch the dog and bring it home.


    :imbar I was so out of breath when I finally arrived at work. I told them my story, and they bought it. Too strange to make up.:chuckle
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  3. by   Rustyhammer
    My first nursing job, my first day of work.
    I get hired on for the 3-11 shift and am nervous and excited at the same time.
    I get this great 10 minute orientation on the med cart and then the orienting nurse has to go work the other unit b/c short staffed (I should have taken that as a sign).
    The day nurse hands me this list and says I need to call the Drs. on these items and get orders before the night is out and hands me a book that lists all the MD's home numbers.
    I start calling after a very long med pass and the list has things on it like "Can Mrs. Jones use Polygrip?"
    Needless to say I get a few irate Dr's and I stop calling.
    I'd been had by the day shift.
    -Russell
  4. by   delirium
    Oh, Russell, that's awful.

    I hope you didn't stay there long?
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    Thats ok,
    A month later I sent them all letters on company letterhead that they were recieving 10% merit raises with 6 month retro on their next check.
    -Russell
  6. by   delirium
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Thats ok,
    A month later I sent them all letters on company letterhead that they were recieving 10% merit raises with 6 month retro on their next check.
    -Russell


    Too funny!

    (Writing all this down for my first nursing job)

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