the B.S. that comes with nursing unfotunately is universal.
its the same anywhere I've been, there are nice nurses, great team workers , but the sour, manipulative, ego centric ones always seem to take away any good vibe to a floor/unit.
some people thrive in conflict and gossip
I'm not one of them, but I feel I have been sucked into all the drama by default.
we all ***** n moan about things but I sincerely believe that some ppls sole purpose in life is to be unhappy and revel in their misery.
and in so doing, bring others down also
I try to ignore it, rise above it, see through it
but when youre in the midst of it, even the best of us leave the floor with our blood boiling.
if only there was a remedy, sadly, as long as many different personality types are working in close contact in a high stress environment we cant seem to escape it, because our job is what it is, we are stressed to the max daily, how some ppl cope is to go on a verbal rampage of sorts, pitting this nurse against that nurse and fueling the fires of backstabbing and gossip
just the other day I casually mentioned that I felt like I was back in grade school because of all the game playing ......
it sucked to be messed up in drama back then
and it sucks even more now
if i had my way i would go to work ,take care of my patients, do the best job I can, be there for my co workers and come home at the end of the shift, period.
in a perfect world maybe
so my longwinded answer to your initial post is a heavy sigh and that yes of course it is like that here too......