We have different experience. They are about as equally experienced as I am, just in different areas. I said different experience, not more experience. Though I did say they are less educated, I recognize that we are a team and I am NEVER disrespectful to any of them about this. Without people with all types of skills the work couldn't be done. I've even gone so far as to bring things in for staff appreciation for them. I appreciate constructive criticism and I happily admit when I need more training or feel uncomfortable with something, then take initiative to try to learn more and gain experience. I just get tired of being treated poorly by them. Well, some of them, but I'd like to at least be on polite terms with everyone. In fact, they often say that I should be doing more of the work and pass of more assignments to me because I am the "charge nurse" and whenever something goes wrong, instead of even attempting to find a solution or do anything to help the issue, they instead say, just call the charge nurse, that's her job. It's getting to the point where it is ridiculous. I only point out that they are less educated than I am because when I ask questions like, where do they store such and such supplies or, where do I find such and such information in this computer program that I am new to, they treat me like I am stupid. Meanwhile if they need a task done that isn't in their scope of practice they are more than happy to come interrupt anything I am doing to have me do so. It's really pretty frustrating. And also, some of the coworkers have even mocked me, saying things like, "why waste so much time in school when you should have been enjoying being young". They also say things like, "Oh, you wouldn't understand." and they treat me like I am a child. They also tell me that I am just a kid because I don't have any kids of my own.. I wasn't aware that being a parent made you an infallible genius. I don't need things to be read into what I am saying, just take my thoughts for what I'm saying.
Anytime I try to join conversations, they either ignore me completely, say "I wasn't talking to you" or just say something like "yeah" or "okay" and don't engage in any kind of conversations at all. I have asked them about their families and such but they are such a clique that I am not a part of that it doesn't help. Sometimes I say good morning to some of them and they don't even acknowledge me. One has even gone so far as to tell some of the other co-workers to send all of a specific kind of unpleasant task to me because I am charge nurse. Like we can't share the job that we are all more than qualified to do? They plan events, go out for meals and lunches and breaks together, and never involve me. While I don't need them to like me or be my friend, it's getting upsetting when I walk past and everyone gets quiet, and it's frustrating to be given 3 times as much work when there is just not enough time to do it all. I don't want to be a lazy worker, so I accept many extra tasks and assignments, but they are clearly taking advantage of me and some other management has even pointed it out. I've even had to remove myself from certain areas because when I stay there to work on my tasks and be available to help with tasks when it's busy, it always seems like this group of co-workers needs to take a 45 smoke break or something.
This group of workers is blatantly rude to me. They were in the cafeteria and they were distributing some things amongst themselves, and when I came in, I asked one of them, "hey, what are you guys doing in here?" and she said "Don't worry about it, because you can't have one." It felt like I was in 2nd grade. It's really so pathetic. I don't know why they don't like me because all I have done since I started is do work and try to learn and try to solve problems and been friendly. I go out of my way to help everyone. It seems like I am complaining about all of my co-workers, but in reality, it is 4 people on the staff that I have this problem with. One is actually more educated than I am and says things like "you do what I say" and the funny thing is... they are all very close friends with each other. I really don't know what to do. They make my day at work as difficult as possible whenever they can. I just don't know what to do so these people will stop treating me this way and at least be courteous.