I spent 2 months working at the NICU at the main hospital. From day one, I felt like I was being hazed by nurses and attendings, who continued to make me feel useless and left out just because I was new. I had to call in sick due to strep and the charge nurse made a snide comment and hung up on me when I called in, which is something I had heard happens often. I was ignored by nurses, nurse practitioners and continuously overheard people talking badly about each other. I got the feeling that 9/10 people working there hate their jobs and let it out on each other. I had only heard good things about this unit and was so excited to start, but little did I know I would be taking a huge pay cut to be subjected to bullying and an extremely hostile work environment. There are a lot of great people at the U of U hospital and I would recommend that whoever reads this gives it a chance, but not in the NICU. Work is hard enough as it is, and we spend more time at work sometimes than with our families, so I feel that it should be a positive experience. Good luck!
Healthcare, tuition benefits
Hostile work environment