It's not just in healthcare it's the way of the world. The whole world is divided by "classes". Upper class, higher middle class, lower middle class, low class. People are taught to treat people that they feel have or KNOW less than them with anomosity and disdain. That's just how it goes. Your true wealth is not what degree you carry, how long you've been in the nursing field. It's about your spirit. Half of the people who come to work b*tching are probaly having troubles at home anyway.