As a RN who works in a hospital that utilizes techs consistently, and as a former Nurse Assistant myself, I appreciate all the ones who have given above and beyond the call of duty. It's very heavy work to care for patients today. I've only had a few techs in my sixteen years as a nurse who I would not hire if it were up to me, but it's not, so the best thing to do is for ALL staff to understand what we do while working is for THE PATIENT and not for ourselves. It's all about the patient, and without cooperation between the staff as a whole the patients suffer, we get moody, and conflict tends to arise and linger on between staff from one shift to the next.
If we aren't good to each other, who will be? Nurses and techs (CNAs or NAs or PCTs) must all stay focused on why we work the jobs we do, and who it is we really are there for. It should never be about becoming "popular", but always about being professional, and presenting ourselves in a professionally friendly manner.
More on this subject later......my Donato's Pizza has arrived! Yummy!