i have been a perioperative nurse for 18 years cnor, onc, rnfa, with open heart experience, major ortho and vascular first assistant/circ/scrub experience and love what i do. started out as an ER nurse and went to the OR. Moved back to small town florida and was happy doing gen surgery/endo when a new manager came with her sargeant traveler charge nurse and next thing i know I am terminated because the new mgr did not like my being there - she felt threatened by my experience. I am in a Right to work state which means no laws for the employees. Of course I refuted her claims, but hosp admin stood behind her and kept the rn whom the techs had refused to be on call with, and the one who complained all the time about the work and pretended illness if asked to work. Now Im not burned out on OR nursing, but I am sure burned out on managers who are insecure and unable to manage people and the business. I probably would have had a heart attack or stroke like the other two employees had in this hospital from the daily inuendos and harrassment by this manager. SHE is still there and I am having to leave my home to drive 100 mi round trip or go live elsewhere 13 weeks to get the respect and the job I deserve. it is too late for a career change that I can afford to live on and i am very disappointed that this can happen in the USA. Oh, I forgot to mention the major hospital who brings green card aliens over to work for less than us americans -that is just part of the story.