Quote from chris_at_lucas_RN
Anyway, part consolation, part boost toward reality. You sound like a really good aide and a wonderful asset to your facility. Welcome to nursing!
I agree with Chris. My feedback is to give you a little consolation and a little slap back into reality. Yes, the Charge Nurse sounds very unpleasant to work with. Yes, you probably should have been allowed to stay in your same section if at all possible. (Maybe there were reasons you had to be switched you don't know about?) etc. However, it sounds as if you made a few errors in judgment, too.
First of all (and perhaps most important), you set yourself up by agreeing to work 2 doubles over the weekend. No one can work that kind of schedule and still have the energy and freshness to cope with the hassles and frustrations of a new job, working with new people, etc.
Second, once you are in a situation that is turning difficult, it's usually wisest to not aggravate matters by doing things like the "bowing down" and saying to your coworkers that you will never work that shift again, that the Charge Nurse has an authority complex, etc. Those types of actions will make it more difficult for you to "mend fences" with the people of the night shift and may you look like the one who is difficult to work with. Even if other people would like to support you (fairly likely) and/or the Charge Nurse would like to improve her relationship with you (less likely, but possible) your behavior has made it more difficult to do so. You have made yourself look like someone who shoots her mouth off and may have trouble getting along with others. As a new employee, you don't want to give people that first impression of you -- even if your complaints are legitimate.
How you respond to a bad situation is important -- as are the first impressions you give to your new coworkers and employers.
So ... I guess ... I want to give you a hug ... and a little kick in the pants.