I have always been very proactive in supporting the people I work with, if i could get an extra nurse or if the ward acuity was high ask for a new admission to be transferred somewhere else. But this has changed everything and whether it's worth sticking your neck out to improve our working environment. However we have two wards, I was booked to be a floater however one of the regular staff did not turn up for work. As a floater we were told the role was to help out not take a load. So I declined to fill in and take a patient load but another nurse wanted to extend her hours so they were covered. The hospital manager called me and I was asked why I didn't take a patient load, I said my job was to float, also it was the managers job to find staff if wards were short. The ward I was on was fill of post op patient high acuity versus the other ward that was short and which had loads of empty beds. I kind of said the ward with the high acuity need me the most. So next morning a complaint went through to my boss that I was telling the manager what to do, that I was unprofessional, rude and refused to be deployed. My manager believed the complaint and warned me about my attitude and being rude. I wasn't. Don't managers believe in their staff anymore. Is it wrong to say it's the hospital managers job to find staff and was I wrong to refused to be deployed . Was I wrong to stick up for the ward who need me most. So now I'm seen as a rude unprofessional nurse who disobeyed manager orders. I feel these days we are supposed to be meak quiet nurses who just accept what the bosses tell us. That trying to support your colleagues that are drowning under high acuity workloads is futile. Anyway my manager believed the hospital manager even when thoughout my history of working for the organisation I've never had one person patient, visitor or colleague say I was unprofessional or rude. But I did disobey the hospital manager and refused deployment. Probably I should have saved myself grief and went to the other ward. I feel like leaving and starting again.