Which do you think is more Difficult?

  1. Which do you think is more difficult, and why?

    1) Getting alone with your co-workers.
    2) Doing your actual job being a nurse.

    Just interested
  2. Poll: Which do you think is more difficult?

    • Getting alone with co-workers

      68.25% 43
    • Doing your actual job of providing care.

      31.75% 20
    63 Votes
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  4. by   spineCNOR
    No question - getting along with (some) co-workers!

    Sorry Brandy, I always get an "invalid action" when I try to vote.
  5. by   pebbles
    Getting along with co-workers, definitely.

    Although, families reat up there too.... but it it the inter-personal "workplace politics" that I take home with me sometimes, not the patient care situations. Patients come and go.... co-workers, you are stuck with.
  6. by   live4today
    Absolutely without a doubt....hands down.....coworkers was my vote!

    I can take the labor, the patients, their family members.......but I can't stand working with a lot of uncooperative coworkers, backbiters, cat scratchers, jealous, obnoxious, illmannered coworkers. Thanks for asking......I've so enjoyed sharing my answer!
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    Yup; what they said.
    I've left a lotta jobs because of crass co-workers.
  8. by   pebbles
    There was one person who voted "Doing your actual job of pt care". I wanna know where that person works, and if it's the great co-workers of the tough patients!
  9. by   micro
    I love nursing!
  10. by   fergus51
    Depends on what day you ask me. I am actually blessed with a mostly excellent group of coworkers, but there are a few I wouldn't mind seeing retire....
  11. by   purdue91
  12. by   nightingale
    Co-Worker challenged too! Hence, one of the reasons I love agency so much...

    There is no pleasing everyone... so I just do my job and bury my nose in the charts as much as possible.
  13. by   askater11
    I'd choose 1) if it includes nurses, CNA's, ancillary, Dr.'s, patients and families.
  14. by   VivaLasViejas
    Definitely co-workers. Let's face it, women are horrible to work with....there's too many competing egos, and we are famous for talking sweet to each other's faces then stabbing each other in the back. The only way to deal with this nonsense is to absolutely REFUSE to gossip. If I've got a problem with someone, I'll deal directly with that person rather than snipe at them; I listen to everyone, but talk about no one. Unfortunately, I'm in the minority.
  15. by   pebbles
    Disagree with the stereotyping of women there.... I've had many male co-worker pain-in-the-butts too. I think malicious gossip is a product of workplace CULTURE - not of gender. I work with a good staff mix of men and women, and gossip has only been a problem on a few occasions. It just isn't part of our workplace culture to saobbotage each other on a personal level.