Now that I am detoxing from nursing, I am reliving a lot of the negative experiences. There is so much toxicity in the profession, mainly because of these weird interpersonal problems created by sociopathic type people such as the manager described here. I'm so glad I'm getting out of.
^^^This^^^ Nursing is the only career that I have ever had so I don't really have much of a frame of reference. That said, having worked for many years as an RN in numerous facilities across the country, I am still amazed at the sheer number of toxic people in this profession. Ironically, every where I go, it always seems to be the same subset of personalities; tyrant, micromanager, holier than thou gossiper, s&%t stirrer, sociopath, crazy bipolar with radical mood swings, slacker, brown noser.... Added to that toxic mix are physicians, med students, PAs, and NPs who are disrespectful and feel that it's acceptable to treat nurses like dirt. It's still just baffling to me that this seems to be the normative culture of nursing and everyone just resigns themselves to this fact. Like Emergent, I am counting down the years:( until I too can exit stage left.