Quote from fuzzie
I read that to mean that my following assumption that nursing is a hostile workplace is correct? Anyone care to comment on that point?? Is that the way nurses are to one another?
Are all FA's mean and nasty to each other? Do they write each other up for the most ridiculous things ever (the "correct" way to line an ice bucket)? Are some senior mommas out to get those on probation? Are there major drama queens--and the girls, too? YES!!!! Nursing can be like that too.
As former back end cargo myself I can tell you that there are lots of similarities to the two. Is EVERYONE like that? No. Neither were they in my flying days. I use the same attitude for both. I do my job well, have fun when I can and only trust those that I know I can. The others? Pfft.....I only work three days a week so it's even better than a three day. I'm not with them 24/7 and the crew changes every day.
BTW, as far as the union thing goes, I've only worked in CA at a union hospital and I can say I have no complaints as yet. Do I think a union is the panacea for all wrong with nursing? Huh uh. But I read on these boards the myriad crap some have to put up with--that stuff would never fly here. And, I am very well paid for a newer nurse. I'm not the least bit ashamed to say I would not do this job for the paltry amounts some other areas of the country and in non-union environments make. My sanity is more important. There was a thread about being in it for the caring or the cash---well, I care enough about myself to know what my job is worth and wouldn't put up with what I do veryday for a penny less.
Good luck with your future plans!