So as a sub-intern it's annoying enough that you have to run around and write all the orders and then find the resident so they can be cosigned. Then I flag the chart and put it in the rack. Two to three HOURS later the chart is still sitting there, orders not taken, and when I mention to the secretary, "Oh and there are some orders for this kid," she just gives me a bored look and says, "Put it in the rack," where it's been for two freaking hours. It was bad enough that at 11:00 AM my kidney rejection kid was written for his third dose of solumedrol at 2:00 PM, and at 1:30 PM when I walked up to his nurse and asked, "So you know about my kid's next solumedrol dose?" She says, "No." And I look over and my chart is still sitting there, flagged, right where I put it when the secretary said, "Orders. Put it in the rack." The same thing happened when I had a swab that needed to be sent to virology - the order hadn't been entered for two hours, and the swab was sitting around for 20 minutes before I walked over and said, "I'm going to walk this sample down to virology myself. If you can enter the order in the computer that'd be great." When I walk back up to the floor she walks over and says, "What's your name," she then takes hold of my chin, says, "My name is Gloria. Your order was entered and I don't want you ever using that tone of voice again." I just give her a polite smile and walk off, thinking, "I'm starting to think Kinetic was right about secretaries.