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Compliments? [Nov. 18th, 2006|09:00 am]
Just a week-in-review about work...

I'm not sure how to take the "You look so young!" compliments at work. It was amusing at first but sometimes it gets rather annoying not because I mind the compliment but because it often leads to the rather rude 'none of your business'-type question of my age. Eh... I'm old enough to vote, drink, and graduate school? How old do you think that makes me? is what I'd like to say... but usually with the "You look like you're thirteen!" or "You look like you're fifteen!", I go with my standard reply of "I get that often." or "Yeah, so I've heard." The strange thing is that no one ever said anything about it when I worked at my old job. I guess it just shows the different types of people at my new job?

On Wednesday, we had a monthly meeting to talk about department things and also changes that will occur in Medicare next year. *grumble* All I can say is 'Don't shoot the messenger!'

On Thursday, it was pretty busy... work overflowed from the morning into the evening and I don't think I got caught up until about 9:30pm... *groan*. I did get a genuine compliment from a patient - actually the daughter of a patient - though. I was talking to her (she's probably in her 50s or 60s) about her mother who has a leaky valve / congestive heart failure. I talked to her once before (maybe last week) about her mother's medications and then by fate, I spoke to her again on Thursday night. When she left, she said that I'm good and that she'd like to come back only when I'm working. That just surprised me. I didn't think I gave her any new information, but maybe it was my manner/personality? It was just nice of her to say.

Friday wasn't so bad - better than Thursday. And today? We'll see. I have to work tonight *grumble* again. And then next week - graveyard. *grumble* AND to top it all, I have to work six nights next week. Something about the holiday not counting as part of the regular five? i.e. you can work five regular days PLUS the holiday and only get paid double/whatever more for the holiday but not for two? It's confusing... I really don't care about the pay part - I care more about the fact that it is SIX days. *PBBT!*

[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-11-18 05:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, people are frequently tactless in such matters. I'm sure you'll appreciate such comments in another 10 years, but, for now, people should something better to say.

Sorry that work is so hectic and six days in a row?! Ew.

That was a great compliment and I'm sure that your manner put her at ease. That quality certainly comes through online.
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[User Picture]From: anndee123
2006-11-18 07:26 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean.

I get, "You're a TEACHER? I thought you were a student!"
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[User Picture]From: beatrixchang
2006-11-19 06:32 am (UTC)
I get that a lot too if I'm not wearing something that's fitting for my age XP

Gosh, hope you cope with work (SIX DAYS??? really?) You must have something good in you for her to only come when you're there :)
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