It gets old at times. I'm sitting 1:1 with a psych patient. A nurse comes from the other side of the unit to get me to help another CNA change a soiled patient. That same nurse's patient. Now I have nothing against ALL nurses (no pun intended) but I can't help but lose a little respect for that one particular one.
I'm 6'3" 295lb and get called for every transfer, pull, change and I get placed with the psych patients that are more prone to violence. I ask myself often what that nurse does when I'm not on shift.
It happens most places I've worked. What I don't like the most is that I get the grunt work while the smaller CNA's get Unit Secretary assignments. I have not only training as a Unit Secretary but did double duty as such/CNA in a max security prison.
So it's just that I feel there's no equal distribution of labor. If that's the case I'd like to transfer to the ED. At least there I would get a critical care dept pay increase. Med/Surg they can have.
Sorry... had to rant & vent a bit.