I'm in a great place in my career right now and I love my job. I only dread working when I know I'll have to work with a certain ST.
She is very lazy, nasty, and passive aggressive. She's in nursing school and loves to slam her books down and clutter my nurses station. She yells what she needs instead of asking for items. Please and Thank You aren't in her vocabulary no matter how nice I am. At first, I thought she was marking her territory because I'm new to the hospital. Then, I thought maybe she's jealous. I've never done anything to her.
She also likes to call the shots even after I offer her a rationale for what I'm asking for. She opposes me putting meds/fluids on the field until she is "ready" meanwhile she is sitting on a stool with her arms crossed doing nothing. I like working together as a team and she seems to enjoy making things difficult.
For instance instead of passing off the bovie and suction she just drops it on the floor where it's impossible to reach.
I used to be a surgical tech myself and I never behaved this way. I'm a sharp and bubbly person but working with her is making me want to dish the dirt right back at her! By the way, management is aware of her behavior and can't do anything about it (union). This behavior has been going on for years!
How do you or would you handle this situation?