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Son’s post on why people shouldn’t judge his mum is eye-opening

This post will really make you think.

Jordan Miller was shocked when his mum told him that the hospital where she works as a nurse has a strict policy when it comes to tattoos.

Misti Johnson has tattoos on her arms, and explained to her son that hospital rules don't allow people work if they are covered in body art, something the teenager was baffled by.

So he decided to let his feelings be known – not in an aggressive way, but rather by sharing the brave  work his mum does on a daily basis.

“I’ve seen my mom pull a lady out of a car before it fills with smoke and she suffocates,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

“I’ve seen her do stitches on an injured person on the side of the road following a car accident. I’ve seen her come home after a 12-hour shift, dead tired after dealing with an abusive patient all day, and get back up and do it again the next day. 

“She’s come home after holding a baby in her hands and watching it take its last breath. She’s saved a drug addict’s life after overdosing in the hospital bed.”

Quite rightly he says that tattoos don’t define a person: “My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time every day and save a life.”

As the saying goes: “never judge a book by its cover.”

Absolutely spot on, Jordan – and well done for sharing this post.

What are your thoughts on tattoos at work?

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