We aren't union at our hospital, which was a shock to me when I got hired as my last job was with the state and I was union and nurses and nursing staff had a lot of protection (even if they didn't protect us from constant mandation). Honestly, the way management is (when they are there) is a shitshow, I've brought up issues before and gotten reamed out and kind of thrown under the bus especially with dayshift staff. The nightshifters I work with are actually incredible for the most part and stuck up for me. I'm at the point where I'm coming up on a year and a half here and honestly I'm considering leaving next May once my contractual obligation and my lease are up if I can find another job.
If nothing else I'm going to leave this job being able to say that I've handled Tele/ICU/stepdown patients, neuro, renal, pulmonary and detox patients, and psych and corrections through my old job. And you know what, if I could handle being pretty severely assaulted at the prison, I can handle getting raked through the coals for another year if need be.
Realistically, even though everyone is saying that I should be mad, I understand that the way the administration and power system at my hospital currently is, nothing I say or do is going to change anything. I'm just trying my best to change what I can, and accept what I can't so I don't make myself crazy in the meantime.