Oh Canadians: Silencing Freedom of Speech

Every morning, I flip open my laptop and scan through my Google News feed. Sadly, I read through this quick article that brought me here today.

To sum it all up, in a few several words, a registered nurse took her frustrations on social media and slashed out at other registered nurses. With that said, she doesn’t even work for the company she slashed out at. And as a result, there are plans to penalize her for “professional misconduct,” by some disciplinary committee.

Are you kidding me? Professional misconduct? Let’s get one thing straight, in defense of Ms. Carolyn Storm, there are good nurses and there are bad nurses. Just because everyone has the same title, certainly doesn’t mean they are all great assets to the field; because those rankings are justified based on collective factors. You’re silly, to think otherwise. Furthermore, there are literally thousands McDonalds employees crapping on their workday as we speak. Hell, there are even doctors and lawyers out there (both of which are prestigiously ranked professions, amongst social standards) crapping on their companies too. I’ll be damn if I begin to say that my profession/job is my life and only that; or for the lack of a better way to put it…the way I carry myself. It isn’t. And to be honest, for those of you who think it is…you’re life is one-sided and hasn’t changed colors yet (“Pleasantville” reference).

 

I speak for myself here in that my life is made up of a lot of things. But don’t get me wrong. There are obviously times when we need to be serious and act accordingly (like showing empathy, during times of mourning), but this isn’t certainly one of those times. At least I could differentiate between the two. Come to #America Big Brother. #FreedomofSpeech. #Lol.

I hate the idea of having to follow some sort of “decree” that carries you through the social public. There’s no individualism, there’s no freedom to express yourself. It seems like just a bunch of bureacratic and political garbage to me. This article makes me believe that humanity is more inclined to worry about how we carry ourselves vs how we practice. #WeHaveAllGoneSoft.

#Canada and your universal healthcare…#smh. Lol

Cheers,

SV.

Here’s the “Social Media & Professional Misconduct” Article

Author: nursesarereal

My nursing professor once said that keeping a journal, over time, will allow me to see growth. In myself? I’m not sure yet. I’m hoping. I like to believe that nursing school saved my life. Maybe I’ll have some fun doing this. Cheers.

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