There are many things I enjoy being part of AN.com. Your post, JentheHen, and the subsequent comments are indicative of why I enjoy this site: We are, as nurses, struggling to do our jobs, get support, and learn.
Much too often, personalities get in the way of merely meeting the responsibilities of our work. Bummmer. I can empahtize with you...
I'll give you a short run-down on an experience I had which was similar to yours. I had been an RN for less than a year when I landed a position at a large Psych Hospital. In the first six months, I was voted Employee of the Week, twice. I worked so much overtime, that I ranked high on list not to have to work mandatory overtime. I regularly worked all of the Units and was comfortable with all of them. I believed that I had a good working relationship with Patients, Peers, Co-workers, Psychiatrists, and Administrators.
Then, something happened and everything changed- One of the Docs got miffed at me, wrote me up, and an investigation ensued. I was found guilty of Patient Neglect/Abuse and suspended for 15 days for this, and other reasons. It was truly the beginning of the end and made it ever so difficult to work there. I went through a stressful time, to say the least. I worked there until I couldn't stand it anymore and got a position in a small Hospital working ER and Med/surg.
(As a side note, I filed for, and recieved, Unemployment Benefits for those 15 days of suspension. Later, through the Nurses' Union, I was monetarily reimbursed for those days I was suspended, and had the Neglect/Abuse thing sponged from my record.)
So, you may ask yourself, what can I learn from his experience? First, as previous posters have already relayed, this kind of thing happens all the time. Next, try to work your way through the situation. You're taking a good step in sharing and gathering data. Stick to it, do the best job you can do, and if it doesn't work out, well, at least you tried.
It has been said that nothing was ever changed by a quitter. This may be true, but you need to look out for your greatest resource, JentheHen. and that greatest resource is your own sanity and well-being.
The best to you.