Hi! I was following the twists and turns of the "whining" thread, and after HappeeWendy's wonderful ending, anything else said there would be anticlimactic. However, it did bring to mind an issue I'm dealing with right now, and the feedback from my Allnurse peers would be great. No, I'm not burned out myself (love my job!) but I'm helping a manager by acting as liaison and support for four burned-out nurses on a med-surg unit. This is painful because all four are good nurses (a couple are excellent), but they are at each other's throats constantly over such issues as assignments and workload (echoes of Wendy's thread again). Not all managers are evil; I work with managers who really care about their staff members (but that's another thread). The manager in this case really wants to see these nurses work together as a cohesive team. We've got pastoral care involved for conferences, but lots of "too busy" and "I forgot" going on as far as attendance (passive-aggressive?). My role has been the sympathetic ear and shoulder, and I'm wringing out my shoulder pads on a regular basis. No one wants to switch jobs, no one wants to switch shifts, but this state of affairs is poisoning the other shifts as well. As for their peers working with them, the general attitude, voiced to me, is "We lay low, do our jobs and keep out of the way." Allnurse peers, please help!