Print

Resources >> Browse Articles >> Career Advancement

Resources >> Browse Articles >> On the Job

+2

Make or Break Your Nursing Career Over Lunch

Make or Break Your Nursing Career Over Lunch

Steve Berman | NursingLink

You’d think it would be easy. At lunchtime you get hungry, so you grab some food from the hospital cafeteria and go on with your shift. However, lunch at the hospital is rarely that simple. What you eat, where you eat and whom you eat with are all things your coworkers are paying attention to.

This doesn’t mean every lunch has to be a pressure-packed situation, but remember that one misstep can mean the difference between enjoying a beneficial bonding experience and becoming the hospital outcast. Pay attention to these potential problem areas and learn how to handle lunch like a pro.

Who to Eat With?

Some people feel lost without someone else to eat lunch with, and some people would rather make lunch a solo affair. Both people have a place in today’s workplace, but it’s best not to be inflexible. Getting upset at a regular lunch partner for making other plans will make you look immature or clingy. On the other hand, turning down every invitation from fellow nurses to go out for a quick bite could possibly lead to a reputation as unfriendly or stuck up.

Group situations can be even trickier. You may accidentally leave someone out of your lunch group, or feel rejected when others plan an outing without you.

So what’s the key to handling these social dilemmas? Take the emotion out of it. After all, it’s just a meal that you’ll repeat again the next day, and every other one after that.

Where to Eat?

Again, tread lightly. If it’s a special event and everyone already agreed to go to a certain place for lunch, it’s best to grin and bear it. Don’t ditch everyone just because you couldn’t face the day without your favorite soup from the corner deli.

Most of the time, however, you should be able to eat wherever you want. If you have a lunch pal who never wants to compromise on where to go (or worse, wants to go to the same place day after day), you should politely let them know that you’d like to change things up. If they don’t agree, maybe it’s time to choose a new lunch buddy!

If you can, make an effort to grab a bite outside the hospital cafeteria. A change of scenery does wonders!

Next: Mind Your Manners!


+2
  • Photo_user_blank_big

    coach22

    11 days ago

    1220 comments

    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/louis-vuitton-bags-c-1.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/hermes-bags-c-2.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/prada-bags-c-3.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/chanel-bags-c-4.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/gucci-bags-c-5.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/burberry-bags-c-6.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/celine-bags-c-7.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/balenciaga-bags-c-8.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/christian-dior-bags-c-9.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/chloe-bags-c-10.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/bvlgari-bags-c-11.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/bally-bags-c-12.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/coach-bags-c-13.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/michael-kors-bags-c-14.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/mcm-bags-c-15.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/fendi-bags-c-16.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/mulberry-bags-c-17.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/marc-jacobs-bags-c-18.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/miu-miu-bags-c-19.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/ysl-bags-c-20.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/tory-burch-bags-c-21.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/givenchy-bags-c-22.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/ferragamo-bags-c-23.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/lancel-bags-c-24.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/loewe-bags-c-25.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/tods-bags-c-26.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/paul-smith-bags-c-27.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/dg-bags-c-28.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/alexander-wang-bags-c-29.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/bottega-veneta-bags-c-30.html
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/specials.html
    http://www.guccishoesuk-2014.net/
    http://www.shopbestgoods.com/
    http://www.ralph-laurensale.com/
    http://www.oakley-sunglassfactory.com/
    http://www.michaelusakors.com/
    http://www.beatsbydreoutlet.net/
    http://www.polo-tshirts.com/
    http://www.nike-jordanshoes.com/
    http://www.northsclearance.com/
    http://www.michaelkorsstates.com/
    http://www.ralph-laurenhome.com/
    http://www.polooutlet-store.com/
    http://www.canada-gooser.com/
    http://www.coach-blackfriday.net/
    http://www.monsterbeatsbydres.com/
    http://www.michaelkors.so/
    http://www.burberrybags2014.com/
    http://www.coach-factoryoutlets.net/
    http://www.salongchamppairs.com/
    http://www.north-faceoutlet.us.com/
    http://www.barbour-jacketsoutlet.com/
    http://www.coach-factory.net/
    http://www.moncler-jacketsoutletonline.com/
    http://www.mcmworldwides.com/
    http://www.woolrich-clearance.com/
    http://www.moncler-clearance.com/

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    coach22

    5 months ago

    1220 comments

    http://ralphlaurenoutlet2014.jimdo.com/
    Gucci Outlet, http://www.gucci-shoesfactorys.net/
    Polo Outlet Online, http://www.polo-outletstore.com/
    Ralph Lauren UK, http://www.ralphlaurenuker.com/
    Polo Lauren Ralph, http://www.ralphslaurenpolos.com/
    Pas Cher Longchamp Sacs, http://www.saclongchamppairs.com/
    Canada Goose Outlet, http://www.canadagooser.com/
    Monster Headphones Outlet Online, http://www.discountbeatsbydresale.com/
    Burberry Outlet, http://www.burbagssale2013.com/
    North Face Jackets Outlet, http://www.north-faceoutletonlines.net/
    Michael Kors Outlet, http://www.michaelkors.so/
    Marc Jacobs Outlet Online, http://www.marcjacobsonsale.com/
    Michael Kors Outlet Online, http://www.michaelkorstates.com/
    Cheap Hollister UK Online, http://www.cheaphollistersale.co.uk/
    North Clearance, http://www.northsclearance.com/
    Coach Purses Outlet Online, http://www.coachxpursesonsale.com/
    Coach Factory Online,http://www.coach-factoryy.com/
    Coach Outlet Online, http://www.coach-outletusa.com/

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    mk2013

    9 months ago

    1156 comments

    Gucci Outlet Online, http://www.gucci-shoesfactory.com/
    North Face Jackets Clearance, http://www.north-clearances.com/
    Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, http://www.laurenpoloralph.com/
    Coach Factory Outlet, http://www.coach-factories.com/
    michael kors black friday sale, http://www.mkoutletstars.com/
    Michael Kors Outlet Store, http://www.michaelkorsoutletsusa.com/
    Polo Outlet, http://www.polo-outletstoreonline.com/
    Coach Purse Outlet Online, http://www.coach-pursesonsale.com/
    Louis Vuitton black friday sale, http://www.lv-guccishoesfactory.com/
    Gucci Bags Outlet, http://www.gucci-storeuk.com/
    Coach Factory Outlet Online, http://coachfactory.zxcoachoutlet.com/
    Coach Purses Outlet, http://www.newoutletonlinemall.com/
    MCM black friday, http://mcmbackpack.mischristmas.com/
    Coach Factory, http://www.bags-outletfactory.com/
    Ugg Bailey Button Factory, http://uggsbootsale.tumblr.com/
    Monster Beats black friday sale, http://monsterbeats.mischristmas.com/
    Michael Kors black friday sale, http://michaelkorsoutlet.mischristmas.com/
    North Face black friday sale, http://northfaceoutlet.mischristmas.com/

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    mk2013

    9 months ago

    1156 comments

    http://www.coach-blackfriday.com/ Coach Black Friday Sale

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    balenciagabag1

    over 1 year ago

    58 comments

    Welcome to our online site. http://www.balenciagabag1.com / Balenciaga Bag Outlet site is hotselling Balenciaga Bag with free shipping, http://www.monsterbeatstour.net / Monster Beats Tour site is hotselling Monster Beats for promotion, free shipping with 50% off cheap price. you will get your fashion.

NursingLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a nursing or healthcare degree program. Use NursingLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.