I've been an nurse since 1993...I felt the same way when I first started. However, as I got older, there were certain things that I felt were important and things that were not. I worked on a tele floor for 3 years; cried going to work, cried at work and cried going home from work; like you, my stomach would hurt just thinking about going to work......the solution that I found was....quit and go find somewhere else to work especially if the manager is not supportive. Managers who are petty over the meager little things need to get a life.... and if she continues to do that then she'll lose a lot more people in her unit and she'll have more problems. I work in ER now..its busy, hectic, a lot of critical patients but for some reason, I like it better. I think that I work in a more supportive enviroment, with nurses that love to teach and a manager who tries to accomodate our schedules and is supportive...at least she tries. But anyway, you need to sit down and re-evaluate what it is you want to do, and how much you can tolerate of the unfairness you are experiencing. Someone told me at one time...."you need to find your niche." Thats exactly what I did and I'm much happier.