Ruby Vee

  1. I'm not sure if you've gotten softer as you've gotten older, or if I am just getting grumpier as *I* am getting older. But I can't remember the last time I've read one of your posts and thought "Wow, that was kind of harsh!" Instead, I just keep reading your posts and thinking to myself, "Preach, sister!"

    That's all.
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  3. by   Guy in Babyland
    You're one step closer to COB status
  4. by   TriciaJ
    It's all about perspective. When you're a fresh young thing and you read a Ruby post, you might think it's a bit intense. As you chug along and are no longer quite so fresh and young, a few lights start to come on. When you're having to precept fresh young things, a few more lights go on.

    At some point, all the lights are on. That's when the fresh young things start calling you a bully and accusing you of NETY and saying they wouldn't want you for a preceptor. That's when you've earned a crown and sceptre. But don't expect it.
  5. by   canoehead
    If I'm frustrated with my job, I go back and read Ruby threads. That in your face common sense makes me feel better. It's usually what I wanted to say in every situation.
  6. by   Farawyn
    My favorite story of all from Ruby is when she was at a Panera (?) and she heard a bunch of student nurses chattering away at the next table. They were discussing AN and how unfair the nurses are to the students there, bla bla bla.
    She said she had the urge to walk over to the table, stand until they all looked at her, and say "I'm RubyVee.'
    Oh, imagine the look on those students' faces if she had done that!!!

    Especially, with Ruby, her outspokeness and her Domestic Violence thread, which gave so many nurses on here a voice.

    I'm truly a fan.
  7. by   chare
    Quote from Farawyn
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    Especially, with Ruby, her outspokeness and her Domestic Violence thread, which gave so many nurses on here a voice.

    I'm truly a fan.
    Yes, I appreciate her honest and up front style of posting, and have always enjoyed her posts and find the advice she gives to be dead on balls accurate.

    Hopefully she continues to post for many years.
    Last edit by chare on Nov 20 : Reason: Spelling
  8. by   wannabeny
    Ditto on Ruby's posts! Farawyn, Davey Do, SmilingBlueEyes, Daytonite's old posts, and a few more that I can't think of off the top of my head.....so much perspective, knowledge and common sense. Really makes me think about my own ideas/perspective on things as well. I just come on here sometimes just to read for the fun of it.

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