This week’s student problem comes from Melissa, who’s concerned about the perception of her job…
My friends and family take making jokes about me cleaning bed pans and making tea. All the time.
I tell them about what it means to be a nurse, but I can see their eyes glazing over. they don’t show much of an interest, but when they do it’s usually about whether or not someone has been sick on me, or how much blood I’ve seen that day.
How can I get them to respect my work? Should I even care?