i don't mind call all that much, as long as it's evenly distributed. where i work, it works out fairly well.
one of my gripes with my workplace is that the management is practically non-existent. there are certain nurses and/or techs that have been in their "niche" for far too long, lord it over every and anyone, and need to be "sprung." i'm not saying fired, but geez, the micro-management by some of them is just beyond frustrating...or...they are consistently late, display poor practice, and no one has the cujones to do or say anything. a couple of our teams are in deep doo-doo because of this. no one wants to join the team(s), and the person(s) in question is (are)entrenched. the slow downward slide toward chaos is becoming precipitous. a little rotation, or mixing it up would be sweet, but i don't see it happening anytime soon.
i sure do wish that those of us who are interested in going to aorn conferences would be able to go on educational leave, but only a select few get to go consistently. the only way to be guaranteed edu leave is to have a poster presentation get accepted. (believe me, i've been trying to get on research committee for over a year now).
other than that (and that's a big item), i like my workplace. our schedule is fairly flexible with the options of 8, 10 or 12-hour shifts. call is pretty decent, but the pay could be better. i say this because the cost of living in this area, not to mention the real estate prices, are very high. we got a $0.35/hr raise this month for cola, but it seems like milk money. average home prices are over 250k, and that is out of the county. in-county is more like 300k, and the property taxes are pretty steep in the city.
ah, well...i don't want to sound like a constant complainer. i love my work. these are the things that need some improvement.