I've been in the OR for almost a year now and am also a new grad. I've been scrubbing in my new service for a month or so now as well and am coming along pretty well. My frustration at this point is dealing with certain surgeons who still act as they don't like working with me, are rude, impatient, etc. I'm quick at flipping rooms, pretty good at keeping up with the pace with backs, cervicals, aneurysms and cranes. Some mumble and I gawd forbid I ask "what was that?" and they hollar at me. I've been told it's just b/c they don't know me and that it will change once they get used to me. How does that help at all and why is it ok?? I've never had a job where verbal abuse was tolerated! This one surgeon F bombed our nurse manager and he just took it! I asked him after the incident, and he said "well, that's just how he is". That tells me I won't be backed up in any situation. It's stressful enough learning on the job to scrub some of these cases, I don't think it's right that ppl treat new ppl that way. I don't care if he's warm and fuzzy with me a year from now, I am still apprehensive with ppl like that. Little learning occurs in OR's like that too, your just stuck in survival mode! I'm considering if I want to do this for the long haul. My home life is stressful enough!