(Closed) NWR: Funny workplace stories

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@gallifrey:  That is hysterical.  Hahaha.  Can’t ever imagine Fiance doing that!

I work with geriatrics on a psych unit and one of the funniest things (yet creepy) recently said to me was “Don’t worry, I won’t attack you.  You have nice teeth.”  Hahahaha.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@gallifrey:  Psych units are so interesting, but you will always have to be cautious and ready to protect yourself and patients.  Sometimes things will happen unexpectingly but you can only control so much.  I was punched twice by patients that attacked me for no reason.  Another patient dug her nails into my hand.  Luckily I was never seriously injured.  We were trained to protect ourselves during an attack, but seriously, how am I going to take down a geriatric?!  Hah.  Anyways, I wish you the best of luck!  It really is a fun unit at times.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I used to work at a dog daycare center, and we would get some of the most ridiculous calls from people. I think the one that took the cake was the woman that called and asked “How important is a rabies vaccine *really*? Can’t you guys bend the rules this once? I can’t afford it”. I think my head about exploded. It took like 10 minutes to explain to her that:

A) Yes, they are that important.

B) If you can’t afford a shot for your dog you definitely can’t afford a $20/day daycare. It’s a silly expense to begin with!

Then there was the owner who wore matching outfits with her dog, the one who paid for weekly doggy acupuncture, and the one that tried to buy my dog’s sperm repeatedly but gave up once I told her that he’s not intact. It was a great job, but people sure can get funny about their animals!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@gallifrey:  Haha, pretty much! I stammered out a no because I was so shocked, she was the sweetest lady too! Basically she wanted to pay the two of us for our time to err. . . “collect” at the vet’s office. She wanted to have puppies from her adorable pomeranian but she couldn’t find a male that she liked in terms of temprament. After a couple more inquiries I told her that he was neutured and that I didn’t have papers for him anyway.

Plus my pom is a rescue from a puppy mill where he was used as a stud so I don’t think he needs anymore baby mommas running around. ๐Ÿ™‚

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