The first time that I experienced this was in a new 3rd shift position in ER. I was not a new grad but was new to the unit and area. I did not understand it and really still don't today but, I loved ER and I stuck with it. When the next new person came on I became one of the old timers and the other person was left out. I did take them under my wing and showed them the ropes because I did not want what happened to me to happen to them. The ER that I came from was a city hospital and the nights were hecktic, one of the feelings that I had when the new person came on is that I did not know if I could trust them or if they had the knowledge to back me up in and live or death emergency or when I needed help. The other thing that I did was mentor the assistant nurse manager who was a great nurse, not always friendly to me but who lead me to be the manager that I am today by picking up her habits.