Anyone else feel like everytime they are at work they are constantly politely changing the subject or avoiding the back stabbing, sarcasm, and pumped up egos? I am a new grad and find the way team members trash each other to mirror a bloody dog fight. I want to remain neutral...and I will if it kills me. People walk around with chips on their shoulders and matches to light sparks(to cause big fires)--UGGGHHH!!! Why do nurses chew their own???Why do people have such inflated egos and make mountains out of mole hills??? Maybe I will become rich and get outta nursing once I find the answer to these questions--and the solutions to effectively solve them(I am dreaming now.)
Maybe we can all make it a goal to become humbler, respectful, and support each other--Lord knows nursing isn't easy...and to pile more crap on it by picking away at each other is a shame! Yes, there are times I feel like doing a major smack down but instead I look at the person and give them a nice smile or compliment.
Thanks for reading my vent...I just sat through hours of he/she is this, that, and everything else. Seems like when your new everyone has a complaiant to "warn" you about another. I can make up my own mind and then keep it to myself--unless of course someone is causing undo harm to THE PATIENT!
Anyone else trying to remain neutral and dodging bullets???? Kudos to the many great nurses who bite their tongue for the sake of peace--and I know there are many out there!