I have touched upon this subject in other posts, but I had such a bad day today, I feel like venting, and hopefully garnering some encouraging or enlightening responses.
I am in a OR orientation program, I am not a very new nurse, but new to the OR. I had heard that people in the OR are hard to get along with, etc. But these people are horrible. Any advice on how to get along with these bullies, or are some environments just going to stay that way? I mean, mgmt cant make people be nice, or act professional, right? These people I work with are negative, catty, vindictive, and just plain mean to new people,just because they are new.(not only to new people, but especially) And I have to *learn* from these people. I just want to learn to do my job. Thats all. I havent had "words" with anyone in particular, its just , you know, people give you attitude, say things to other people, things like that. There are 5 people in my orientation group, we are all in the same situation, so its not personal to any one of us. Its a hostile work environment, we learned that early on. Any words of encouragement? Should I just move on? How do people deal with this????? It is very discouraging........I like the OR, but I have never experienced such a nasty environment.