Fine. Here's a rainbow and a kitten..Happy?
Ours is a very difficult and demanding job and I'm sure there are plenty of very "good cop" supportive posts awaiting this nurse.
But on the day I posted that, and today, I have had it up to about here with nurses (new and old) complaining about the job. I worked with a very, ahem, experienced nurse today who said to me, "I just HATE it here...don't you hate it??"
I looked right at her and said, "I'm actually having a blast. I love coming to work every day. I've had other jobs and I hated those. I learn a ton every day, I enjoy how challenging it is to work on this floor (very busy med surg) and I'm making more money now than I ever made in my life - and I've only been doing this just over one year."
Was I "bullying" her? I don't think so.
I tried to address "eating" other nurses, but was unable to write anything that wouldn't get moderated in a hearbeat!
With respect to new nurses I work with (or float nurses unfamiliar with my floor): if you asked them who they would like to work with, or who they feel comfortable asking questions, or who they go to for help, or who enjoy working with, or who helps them out - I guarantee you that every one of them would say: "MN-NURSE!!"
So stick me in your bullying or eating category all you want...but if you find yourself in the weeds and need help, there is no one you want next to you more than me.