So, here's what it's boing down to now... 1. I draw my own labs on patients during the day since it takes the nurses a) four hours to check the order or b) four hours to do the stuff if the order is checked. 2. I've started to send my own U/As and UCx's now. 3. I transport my patients to and from radiology because otherwise they'd just sit around. 4. I had someone teach me how to use all the IV and tube feeding machines so I could do all the changes myself (see bitch #1). 5. I generally hang up if they page me and don't answer after 5 rings or am on hold for more than 1 minute. University hospitals...gotta love 'em!