Workplace culture was difficult. Gossip is the worst. If you weren’t the scapegoat, someone else always was. Certain other members of the team could get away with toxic behavior in front of patients and staff, but they would always get away with pretty much anything. If you tried to call them out on their behaviors, there was always retaliation. I witnessed one staff member come in and start yelling and screaming because the unit was not cleared out. There were issues with beds not being ready, and some patients needed more intervention before they could go to the floor. She wanted to be able to work her shift with no patients in the unit. . When I reported her to management, I was told she was under stress and that she was having a bad day. Then I was isolated and targeted by Most of the other nurses. The behaviors only got worse.
Management had certain favorites who could do no wrong.
Yet they targeted other staff members. Code of conduct was nonexistent, and the union pretty much said that management could get away with whatever they wanted. I had one union representative tell me that it was common knowledge that I was being targeted but there wasting anything I could do about it.
Extremely toxic workplace.