Obviously the topic of old nurses eating young nurses comes up a lot here. The problem is I've never actually experiences that. What I have experience is young nurses eating younger nurses OR younger nurses trying to eat slightly older nurses.
It all ends up being very petty too. Things like. "Well I know that why don't you." or "Why didn't you do such and such." (which does not apply in this situation)
I often come across nurses who will get their knickers in a knot over certain documentation which doesn't not apply. Like insisting that a hospice chart needs a 485 when that's a document that applies to home health not hospice even to the point of calling my supervisor who just calls me and asks me to explain it to them (nicely).
So the question is WHY. Why complain bitterly about experienced nurses being mean when young nurses often show the same unprovoked behavior.
EDIT I'm primarily referring to young in nursing years though age can play a factor.