...or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." Ben Franklin
Teamwork is crucial in a Nursing Center. If there's strife among the crew, it adversely affects the resident's. They don't get the care they deserve and they're upset because we're upset.
We should always make the residents number one. If we remember that our wants are secondary, then we'll keep our frustrations to ourselves and do our jobs to the best of our abilities and beyond. The residents deserve no less.
On the other hand, if we choose to fight against one another and management, we may find ourselves out of a job. Or worse, trying to work with frustrated residents who are fighting against us. Either way, life is more difficult all around.
Personally, I prefer hanging with a group to being hung out to dry.