to think that a hca shouldnt tell me all assylum seekers should go home?

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In hospital. Hca brought me tea then proceeded to pick uup my newspaper and flick.through it. She said she wanted to see what it said about assylum seekers. Then said yes yes thats what I think they should all be sent home. The lot of them.

I just ignored her. I feel like shit and don't have the energy for an argument. I feel guilty now I didn't say anything.

MammaTJ Thu 05-Sep-13 21:49:23

Oh dear!! Not good! Shame you are not well enough for an arguement! Actually I don't give a shit about the arguement you are not well enough to have, how are you and why are you in hospital?

You would not have changed her opinions anyway!

So how long are you going to be there? What is going on with you?

I can only speak a few words at a time, very breathless so my argument would have been crap. Think my ignoring her did give a good hint.

Had a terrible asthma attack today was in resus all afternoon. Scary.

Am better now and glad am on a nice ward with high nursing levels and phone signal.

Serves you right for bringing the DM in with you.

Cow

WorraLiberty Thu 05-Sep-13 22:11:53

Why do you feel guilty for not arguing with her?

It's her opinion and she's entitled to it.

Yes it's a bigoted opinion but you having an argument with her, is very unlikely to change her opinion.

Just concentrate on getting well, and put the ignorant fuckwit out of your mind.

MammaTJ Thu 05-Sep-13 22:14:36

Aw, hope you get your proper breath back soon! It is proper fucking scary not being able to do that basic thing that everyone takes for granted!

Concentrate on that and fuck the ignorant HCA! Someone more well will educate her soon enough!

xxx

AFishWithoutABicycle Thu 05-Sep-13 22:15:10

This is why we need a 'did you mean to be that rude' badge. You could have just pointed to it.
Hope you feel better soon op. thanks

In the wonderful world of the NHS we're not allowed to voice our opinion. hmm

I tell my workmates "I'm not racist, ageist , sexist whatever-ist. I hate everyone equally "

Obviously I'm kidding about hating everyone grin

Misspixietrix Thu 05-Sep-13 22:41:57

YDNBU. But I dont care about her misguided opinions. You're too poorly to waste your energy on someone whos opinion you wouldnt be able to change anyway smile My Dd is Poorly with her asthma tonight. Hope you are feeling better soon OP flowers

maras2 Thu 05-Sep-13 22:56:27

Hope you feel better soon,Giraffes.Just ignore shit for brains and get well.

WestieMamma Thu 05-Sep-13 23:26:40

You could have unleashed a torrent of abuse and then blamed it on your meds. What a missed opportunity. Never mind, I hope you feel better soon flowers

HopeClearwater Fri 06-Sep-13 00:12:50

What newspaper was it?

Glasgow news or something. Was a free one. Headline was actually about how the "go home" posters are racist

Misspixie did you used to be a different pixie? Hope ds better soon

Misspixietrix Fri 06-Sep-13 12:06:26

Giraffe no. I think there's a few on here with Pixie in the name. I just havent been on for a while but Im making up for it now grin. Thanks shes been put on Steroids & AB's by the GP this morning. How are you doing this morning? ~

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Fri 06-Sep-13 12:11:53

Agree the hca has freedom of speech. As long as she stopped short of actually inciting hatred then she can express an opinion. I think you dealt with her well. Ignoring her was probably better than having an argument ent when you are unwell. Hope you are better and out of hospital soon.

MrsDeVere Fri 06-Sep-13 12:21:26

She might have freedom of speech but poor giraffe obviously found it stressful and her needs trump the hca's 'rights'

This sort of comment would have really wound me up. Not something you should be subjected to when you are ill.

Plus that stupid twat will be caring for people from all kinds of backgrounds. I would hate her being near my family.

Why is it that people are so thick that they imagine that everyone shares their views.

Now stop messing about giraffe and get your arse out of hosptial!

ilovesooty Fri 06-Sep-13 13:13:49

I would have thought that kind of comment expressed in the workplace would breach her employer's equality policy.

WestieMamma Fri 06-Sep-13 13:20:25

'Freedom of speech' is an American concept, there is no such thing in the UK.

But I like my hospital dose of nha potatoes. Pasta and chips for lunch yum.

A student dr today told me I didn't look like the type of person to be ill with chest problems. And another hca told me I looked like I was young and fit so she would just disconect me from my monitors and I could walk totoilet...cue needing nebs and oxygen on my return. Perhaps cos I am wearing a tunic and leggings not a gown or pjs. I forgot wearing a dress made you unable to have lung problems wink

I seem to invite these random comments.

I disagree with her opinion however I respect her right to hold it...but she is in her uniform surely you can't say all asylum seekers should go home while wearing an nhs uniform? What if the lady behind the curtain was anasylum seeker?

MrsDeVere Fri 06-Sep-13 13:34:29

I don't respect her right to hold it.
She is a knob end.

Pixie there used to be a poster called pixieonaleaf and her ds had brittle asthma and was often in itu.

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