Adequate support for hard work

  1. Do you feel that you are rewarded by your facility by being a hard worker? Are you encouraged to educate yourself beyond the basic requirements? If so, do you feel like they offer you enough support in order to do this? Is it recognized when you take the initiative to take on other projects than just your usual caseload?
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   semstr
    Are you serious or just drunk? LOL
  4. by   adrienurse
    No I'm serious! If you are rewarded, I would like to work in your little utopia!!
  5. by   semstr
    Sorry, would like to invite you, but no rewards here!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Where I work there is a program called "caught in the act" and also a program whereby employees and supervisors can "write someone up for good deeds and acts (as well as not so good, I suppose)....called Spirit at Work. It is the closest approximation to what you are asking here, I think.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Rewards? Encouragement? Support? I do not know these words of which you speak.

    Heather
  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    Do you feel that you are rewarded by your facility by being a hard worker? Are you encouraged to educate yourself beyond the basic requirements? If so, do you feel like they offer you enough support in order to do this? Is it recognized when you take the initiative to take on other projects than just your usual caseload?
    Hi Adrienurse

    I...and no one else....am my BEST motivator! If I am not "well pleased" with 'ME'......I count on "me and me only" to motivate my butt into action. Others can encourage me....yes, I will respond to encouragement....but only IF it is "already in me" to do so.

    Having made that clear.....I never have given a hoot about whether or not a place I've worked has "rewarded me"......just make sure my check reaches my bank account on time, and that's all I'll ever want from the bosses that hire me. :kiss

    I give 100% of myself regardless of how I am treated by others! My service to mankind has never been......nor will it ever be....dependent on what is given to me. I give because I want to give......PERIOD!!! I live my life...and let them live theirs...their own way in their own time. That truly is none of my beeswax to give a hoot about "rewards" that someone might send my way. If a boss cares to reward me for something.....FINE.......if not.....that's FINE, too. I give no more and no less based on those rewards that may come my way because I already give my utmost self to the task before me in my life!

    If I return to college one day, it won't be because I can land a better job or gain more warm fuzzies from some bossman....it will be because I WANT TO FOR ME AND ME ONLY!
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 20, '02
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Rewards? Encouragement? Support? I do not know these words of which you speak.

    Heather
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle
  10. by   sjoe
    You have an interesting sense of humor.
  11. by   nimbex
    we have the gotta ya, same as caught in the act. you get movie tickets. Spotlight on excellence, where a peer nominates a peer with a story about them, huge reception once a year and these nurses are used in promotions, nationwide for the hospital. Receptions once a year for everyone who has retained at a 5 year mark 5, 10yr, 15 ect.

    actually there are a few more.... but don't start packing.... the change since the new CEO came is unbelievable.... but it was so bad we're not there yet.

    plus.... the "we care about our nurses" hasn't trickled down to management yet, so day to day appreciation, even a thank you is non existant...(I was in management, I know the thought process of this group)

    have you considered happy pills?
  12. by   nell
    We have a "clinical ladder" so far, it only has two rungs: CNII & CNIII. All licensed nurses start at CNII, and those who complete the requirements: 30 hours of educational stuff, an unblemished annual evaluation, plus projects of varying sorts (teaching classes, placing PICC lines, writing protocols, etc., or the wacky computer stuff that I do...) can apply for their CNIII which comes with a 5% pay raise. Not much, but it adds up. We're trying to get a CNIV rung added to the ladder, but the suits have been resistant.
  13. by   deespoohbear
    Yeah, I am encouraged to take a higher patient load and rewarded with diddly. The morale at our hospital is in the proverbial toilet. :stone
  14. by   UKRNinUSA
    I have found that the more you do the more you are expected to do and the less it is appreciated. However saying that, the reward will come from having these extras to put on your resume and hopefully a sense of personal fulfillment. Be careful and look after number one (like cherfuldoer says) or else you might find yourself on the fast track to burnout. Seeking approval from others only gives them the upper hand.

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