I think it's just a symptom of the stress everyone is under these days. The MORE you work, the MORE they want, and just "doing your best you can" isn't good enough, anymore. Employers have a way of making the people who make their money for them feel useless, defeated and helpless...and it is this helplessness that breeds enough anger, to have made this person do what he did.
Like most of you out there, I'm not happy with my job, either. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse...they did. We were given another directive this morning by the Powers That May Be that we have to start putting in 10-hour days, 7 days a week, until the work is caught up (and it will NEVER get caught up, as long as they insist on having only two nurses to do the work of six). It's an exercise in futility, and it makes me madder than HELL that they are USING us like this!
Didn't mean to vent...just trying to prove a point that while I would NEVER consider taking another person's life because I am angry with my work(or at someone else), there are lot of people out there, like this person was, who are at or near the breaking point..because they feel like no one is listening...and have run out of other options:angryfire