I really like most of the doc's I worked with over the years - I treated them well and vice versa. I don't think treating someone with respect means letting them walk all over you.
There was this one surgeon - he had a reputation for being a bully, and a lot of nurses hated, or were afraid of him. He had a very hot temper.
He and I had made our peace, and I no longer paid much attention to his tirades - one nite tho he became angry at one of the new, male nurses in our unit, and came stomping over. I could see what he had in mind, so I blocked him, and every time he tried to go around me, I moved in front of him. It must have looked like we were doing some kind of weird dance!!
When he realized he wasn't going to get around me to the other nurse, he turned around and stomped out.:wink2: