Originally Posted by lawyerdad
More so than most other jobs/professions, you think? Or do you think that when they're shitty people it just sticks out more because the there's this popular notion that they're all super compassionate, helpful, caring Florence Nightingales?
The latter probably highlights it but I think they are more shitty on average. They constantly waste fucking time, feed their fat faces at the nursing station, take too many smoke breaks, don't punch out on time and get OT because of all that, over utilize their healthcare benefit (costing their organizations money and also negatively impacting "the system"), malinger on worker's comp, call off from shifts at the last minute causing either OT or agency use (which again costs their organization and is also documented to negatively impact quality of care), and many other shitty things.
This is not one bit of an exaggeration or a lie: my lowest paid employees, mainly in dietary and housekeeping/ES, are far better people and employees on average than your typical RN making 65-90k a year.