Man, after reading some of the latest posts on Buck's 'what would you do' thread, I am totally depressed. We nurses can be so mean to eachother. Just this past week I had a horrible run-in with the number one nurse eater on my unit, whom I can normally blow off, but she just sent me into a tailspin.....I totally lost it after the shift was over. ANYWAY, here's an idea...what are some of the NICE things your co-workers have said and done to you? You know, those off-hand comments that are so nice and just out of the blue and knock you over with surprise and delight?
FOR EXAMPLE...after my run in with nurse-eater extraordinaire, one of my co-workers whom I NEVER would have expected, called me up to tell me she hoped I was feeling better (apparently, word got around that I was upset in the locker room..the only one who saw me was nurse-eater herself). She said all of 'the girls' were looking forward to having me back at work (I took a week of vacation to chill...it was really BAD, y'all), missed having me around, etc.. That phone call meant SO much to me, especially coming from someone who isn't usually openly 'warm and fuzzy' like her! I was just floored, but very pleasantly surprised.
So what has a co-worker done for you? How about talking about the good stuff we do for each other..it might remind us why we stay in this profession after all