Hey Y'all, just feeling really defeated and looking for some encouragement
I've been a RN for 8 years and last year I went back to school for a graduate degree
The program is made for working adults, but it's still grad school- I'm also married with children
I loved my job, manager and co-workers, but the pressure of ICU and trying to have good work life balance with my family and school got to be too much
I transferred to a clinic within my company- regular hours, no weekends, holidays, or missing my children's school programs anymore, and a shorter commute- YAY!
I work with four other nurses and with the exception of one of them, the atmosphere is toxic and cold
Asking questions earns condescending caustic remarks, sometimes eye rolls
I try to be personable with at least a "Good Morning, how are you?" And I'm lucky if I get an answer at all- if I do it's one word answers with no courtesy of "how are you?" returned
It's not like I've never worked with jerks before- but it's obviously different when you're in patient- Usually you're too busy to care too much about your co workers, and its easy to avoid the jerks
But in clinic, I'm at a desk most of the day within a few feet of the other nurses
My manger is aware somewhat, but obviously I'm not gonna go tattle every time they're rude
I'm trying to not take it personally as I've seen them all be rude to other people in the clinic, but honestly I just don't have the patience for this nonsense
Any tips our tricks for dealing with a toxic work environment while you have to be in close proximity to the toxic co workers?