I work with nurses that come in hating life. They are bitchy, treat the patients poorly and generally bring gloom and doom. I work with one in particular... she yells a lot. If someone is sick as shit I get pretty quiet, I hum Buffett songs under my breath. There is enough going on without my little soprano drawl over the noise. This chick yells over whoever is talking, it doesn't matter who. I caught her screaming over the trauma attending the other morning. Some poor guy wrecked his car, was crumping for ems and came in the trauma room. I was the trauma back-up and essentially the critical care resource. She was screaming for drugs and pressors (not the rights ones!) and when we started the Levophed she didn't know the dose. Grrr.... she pisses me off.
When she and her buddies get together they are almost intolerable. To say that they are "badge Bunnies" would be an understatement. I get dirty looks when the police officers come in.... I think the cop's buddies know them well enough to ignore them. With the current economic situation I know that I need to stay in the ER and ride this out. Even if a flight job comes up I still need to watch out for myself. Flight programs are expensive to maintain and can be considered "expendable," especially when the hospital is overbudget already. Ugh.... sorry this is a boring post.... am back for 3 days on Thursday. We will see what happens.