the good part about the or is the patients usually go to sleep, so you don't have to listen to them whine. just the surgeon. however, you will be a captured audience (some times for hours) to the surgeon and anesthesia - who brag about their trips, new cars, their new 4 story homes, boat houses and important people they know and have met along the way. that's enough to make you want to blow your brains out.
the or is generally nasty, blood, fat, suction,and pus. then you crawl around on the floor trying to make equipment work that noah threw off his art because it didn't work for him either.
the surgeon is always pushing you to "turn over" his room because he has office hours. he may be overscheduled by his office, but that will become your fault he doesn't care that you are not his employee, but that your work for the hospital that have their own standards, like a clean room and a new set clean insturments.
you get yelled out, reported, degraded and always in fear of loosing your license because some other happy jack didn't do their work.
you are exposed to all types of deadly illnesses. poop not always being one of them.
if you lucky enough to survive two years in the or, then you will have "arrived." if you have not been called a b###h within that time, maybe you will be considered a wimp. you by that time will have accomplished greatness. two reasons why i think nurses never leave the or (1) they have learned to work with a team and will consider nothing less. (2) they have developed skills that are very advanced technically, professionally and become possessive of those skills. you always have to prove yourself to your patient, your team, and yourself. it is not for a lazy, laid back person. it's fast paced, hard work (lifting three hundred pound patient) and lots of call time. speaking of call time, you may be required to sleep in a room less the size of your closet at home, with a rock hard bed. but, if a doctor has to spend then night, you will give up your room and sleep in an empty bed located anywhere in the hospital. possibly the recovery room, which is noisy, lights on and oh yes, sometimes you smell poop and other bodily odors there too.
nurse that work for auditors, utilization review or insurance companies don't'smell poop. maybe you should try that..