Post # 1
So my SO and i were discussing this, we are ordering my e-ring hopefully this week, and were discussing the work situation, i work as a nurse, so needless to say my hands encounter some very disgusting things, and no matter how much you clean things stuff can always end up in places you dont want it, and the other big thing is my patients, i dont want to cause skin tears or anything…
so my question is…how many of you ladies have a spare band or seperate ring that you wear to work? i would never want to damage my ring in anyway shape or form….so im leaning towards that option….any pics would be a bonus
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I never had a stand-in but when I worked in a hospital I’d just put my ring on a necklace during my shift.
Post # 4
I work in a restaurant and have to stick my hands in nasty dish water a lot, so I am planning on wearing a cheap CZ ring while I’m at work. I want something to signify that I’m engaged, but don’t want anything to happen to my real ring. I’m also in nursing school, so I will probably wear the fake ring to school and the hospital.
Post # 5
As a nurse, you won’t want to risk getting your ring caught on a tube, cord, etc or having it covered in all the random fluids you encounter. Plus, you’re often wearing gloves and the ring cound cut through the gloves (I know my ring rips my latex gloves when I’m wearing them for painting projects) and exposure you to dangerous situations.
I vote getting a plain band to wear while at work.
Post # 6
i work in the lab, so i have gloves on all the time. i was worried that my ring (which has a very high setting) would tear my gloves or get in the way, but it actually turns to the side just fine and hasn’t caused me any problems. i work with some chemicals, so maybe over time i will regret this decision, but i think i’m just going to wear mine all the time. i did get a CZ ring from berricle to wear on vacations because i worry about losing it.
Post # 7
For a nurse, I would recommend that you get a plain band to wear while you are at work or something that won’t snag and tear your latex gloves.
I work in an office, but some days I even just wear my plain band because I don’t like it when my engagement ring bangs on things, and I always wear my plain ring when I’m doing sporty activities, like gardening, kayaking, etc.
Post # 8
I’d go with a plain band. Wearing your ering seems like a needless risk to take.
Post # 9
I’ve been a CNA for a few years and I would never wear my engagement ring to work! When I first got it I wore it on a chain around my neck because everybody was asking to see it. But now, I just leave it at home in it’s box. When I wore my promise ring all the time, before I got my engagement ring I didn’t wear that either.
A few times I have worn a plain silver band, but I’ve found it makes my skin itch with all the hand washing. I much prefer to wear no rings while I’m working. It’s more comfortable and feel more sanitary because bacteria can’t get trapped under the band.
I keep looking at AuloraLocks but haven’t broken down a bought one yet.
Post # 10
I love the idea of wearing it on a necklace during work.
Post # 11
i voted for a stand in, i dont think i could go without wearing my ering period.
Post # 12
@lass: Until you lean over and a confused pt rips it off your neck. Lol.
I say go with a plain band That’s what I’m doing
Post # 13
@StarsHope: It could be a short chain or tucked into shirt.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I’m getting a hammered band, which is somewhat similar to FI’s, for sports, camping, travel.
Post # 15
@alwaysmsh: those are the ones i keep looking at….but im so hesitant about bacteria, esp on days when im in charge of er, because, you never know whose got what….that applies to the floor too…but way more in er, because sometimes you may not get a chance to change that ripped glove during compressions or what not…
Post # 16
i’m a nurse, too. i don’t wear a stand-in, but i wear my ring on a necklace while i’m working. not sure if i’ll wear my wedding band to work once i have one or not