you get up, you get ready and make your way into work. you clock in and check your assignment. not only that you look as to who your neighbors are. well, crap... if you don't have good fun people that are workers surrounding you, your day can absolutely just suck butt sideways.
for me at least it can really set my mood and overcast my day. just the other day i had across from me a nurse who doesn't really help anyone much less her own patients. and next to me i had a nurse who cant hold an assignment unless its a super easy day. my supportive staff were my only saving grace as they were strong. helping me and others so that i [selfishly] didn't have to go and help the others. a few traumas and codes are where i did help, but on the most part i was saved from the harsh reality of what was the job. it really did poop on my day and i was not happy.
makes me think of a week or so ago, when i had excellent A Team staff to work with. and holy butt kicking did we get. but with Docs that are nice, funny, and are into patient through-put...and RNs PCAs and LPNs that just work together and get things done, while having some laughs and fun in the middle...well to me that just creates the epitome of what a job should be.
if you can't have fun at your job, its a job. no one, but no one wants just a job. when you are surrounded by people that you care for and they care for you, you just have a great day no matter what happens. and let me tell you, that day we had the philly fire department at the front of our station all day, hastes and rapid responses all day, and not one of us got a break, much less time to micturate. but this is what we do, and our bladders and stomachs may suffer for it, but its our job, our passion, and our lives....and for days like that, we love it.