Some of the MAs are older than I am and don't care to do much work. Anything to get out of work, they'll do it. Extra work, they complain. They take constant smoke breaks, disappear for an hour at a time, talk on the phone to friends and family, listen to irritating music, and expect me to do all of their work while I also have all my own NURSE work to do.
Any tips or ideas on dealing with this? I don't feel myself above them or feel like I can't help out, but if I am there they just expect me to do everything. I can't take a pee break but they are hardly working, all day long!
I want to put my foot down but the place is very 'clique-y' and I am not respected or friends with any of them, as I've not been there that long. I also technically "out-rank" tall the other employees except the manager and the MDs/NPs. I want them to be friendly with me (though I don't care to be friends or anything, I feel a good work relationship is important) but I am tired of being run ragged while they barely try.
Thanks in advance for any advice.