I love my patients and all my surgeons. The problem I have is with my co-workers. I am still relatively new to the OR (2 years), so I am still gung ho. I strive to do my job in an excellent way. This pays off with the co-workers that have the same work ethic as I do; however, the lazy people HATE me. And there are far more of them than not. So, I literally feel like I am walking through quicksand when I am with them. They are mean, gossipy and belittling. I always get the hardest cases, which I do not mind at all except when I need something and no one is around to help me because they are off in the lounge gossiping about somebody. BTW this goes all the way up to the director.
I left my last hospital because I did not feel their professional standards were in line with mine, just to go to a hospital that is far worse. I have changed my status from staff to per diem and I find that it is excruciating just going in the two to three days a week I am working. I have feelers out for another job - am hoping to get into a surgical center that has hard-working, respectful people.