Have you ever heard the saying that nurses eat their young? Well, I experienced it firsthand in L&D, and I am never NEVER going back. It makes me sick to my stomach to think how I didn't stand up for myself until it just seemed too late. It is really disgusting the way they treated me as a new grad. The nurses made complaints about me to my manager and never said anything to my face! Then my manager bombarded me with a bunch of petty and often false information! I didn't answer the phone one time (nothing was said to me), I didn't "seem" like I knew what I was doing (um, probably because that nurse was too busy bossing me around!), I asked more than one person the same question (um, yeah, like asking, will you look at my strip? It is open to subjective interpretation!), oh, and I seemed too confident! ***** The key feature is that my manager said she was unable to summarize the complaints in any way. Of course she couldn't! It was pulled from anything and everything! I never once failed to meet a policy or standard of care; yet, my manager didn't even check the charts to find out the truth. I loved L&D patients (used to be doula, unlike any of them), but I'm not hanging around that horrible environment. I still have nightmares about it now 2 weeks later, and I just needed to vent. New grads, please watch your back! If somebody is giving you attitude, bring it up to them right then and there so they have to say their problem to your face. Also, insist your manager check the charts for what really happened! Poor leadership and a weak manager are a big part of the problem.