This is what ticked me off the most about your blog post, MadWife. All I could think of was, "How dare you? Who are you to question my motives, or my passion, or my compassion, or anyone else's here on this board?" And what is it to you, or anybody else, why I chose this profession? I have a lot of reasons for choosing it and I don't have to explain them to you. I'm good at what I do, too, with the knowledge I've acquired to this point. I've got a lot more to learn. Everyday I'll be one day better. Because, you've run into some new nurses who don't live up to your standard, it's not fair for you to paint us all with the same brush. I'll tell you, I've met quite a few old nurses who don't live up to mine. I certainly wouldn't write a post calling ALL old (not in age, but experience) nurses a bunch of burnt out, lazy hacks!
So, it's generalizations that will get you into trouble "generally" everywhere. If somebody gets on your nerves, gripe about them. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. You know some people make generalizations about people based on the color of their skin, or the church the go to, or the fact they don't. You've been a nurse long enough to know you can't do that. At least, not and get away with it. Not in a place like this.