I just have to get something off of my chest.. I have been guilty of talking about other people behind their back but I am downright shocked at the amount of bad mouthing that goes on in my hospital on my floor. Is it like this everywhere? Seems like certain few nurses just complain about everyone they come in contact with. If it isn't the aides, it's other nurses, or pharmacy... etc. Last night a few nurses (one of which I have a lot of respect for unfortuneately) were talking so bad about one of our aides. I just can't even believe how rude they are to this particular aide. Now she may not be my favorite person in the whole world but I could not bring myself to talk about her and her intelligence endlessly in public view for anyone to walk up on. These same people that are having their livelihood put down have children and husbands and wives. I am not the most positive person in the world and I am very guilty of complaining especially when times get hard but to put down others' as a person just seems so inappropriate. Sometimes it's so bad and towards just anyone that I often think to myself 'jeez what do other people say about me?' I hate working in this.. I hate having to listen to it. Is it really like this everywhere??? I just always attributed it to the high stress nature of the job but it just seems unacceptable. Now I admit there are people that make me mad and frustrated and I vent from time to time about them but this is downright bullying! We don't let our kids do it, we shouldn't either especially as professionals in a professional environment.And just listening to everyone else's rant and rave makes you more aware of yourself and how you sound when you complain. I have been making a more conscience effort to not complain a lot especially about other people.