I'll probably get burned for this but... I have worked as a PCT throughout nursing school
and have gained some valuable insight- IMO. It really is a very hard job... not mentally... but physically. For example, I am often put on a hall with 12 rooms, 4 nurses, and 1 tech (ME). It would seem to me that with 4 nurses it would be easier for all...but really what happens is now I have 4 needy (yes I said it) needy nurses asking me to... get accu-checks, blood pressure, foley, urine sample, clean a pt up, get them a lunch tray, take them to the restroom, go to the lab, wound care, positioning, put pt on cardiac monitor... and many of these tasks are Q2-4 H... for 12 patients.
So, on the other hand... I do see many techs avoiding work, chit-chating, playing the disappearing act, and generally having an attitude if asked to do something. But just think... how many other nurses have asked her to do something. How many bed-baths has she given, vitals has she taken, linen change.
Now I do understand that you have many tasks that can not be delegated (meds, assessment, intake, etc.) and I can agree on people needing attitude adjustments... but maybe when you are sitting and chit-chatting, ask a Tech if they need some help.
Let the roast begin