Christmas Gift for your unit from docs - page 2

Ok, what is the most silly Christmas gift a doctor has gotten your unit? I remember back in the 80's there were always lots of food gifts. We'd be stuffed with candy, popcorn, cookies... heck we even... Read More

  1. by   Miss Mab
    ,,mmm
    Last edit by Miss Mab on Oct 15, '07
  2. by   Miss Mab
    ......
    Last edit by Miss Mab on Oct 15, '07
  3. by   TazziRN
    My first year in recovery, I took six months off to get sober and went back to work in October. My return and the conditions under which I would be working because of Diversion was very public (thanks to my then boss and against my wishes). The ER docs gave each nurse a huge bottle of wine. I just stood there holding mine and staring at it, thinking "Is this a silent message? Are they trying to tell me something?"
  4. by   gitterbug
    One physician gave us a whole box of persimmons, they rotted in the box before the week was over. One physician gave us a can of cookies that would not feed a shift, much less a whole unit, of course, the popcorn thing, pens, and notepads. The one gift I loved was a pair of bandage sizzors and a pocket PDR in a treat bag with some candy. Still have both and still use them. They came from the wound vac company rep, not even a doctor. Got a pink panther one year from drug rep. Grandson loved it. One rep treated us to a pizza party(each shift) and there was plenty to eat for once. I find most doctors these days are not too nice when it comes to gifts to unit. One hospitalist sent a note to the units, stating he did not celebrate this holiday, so we did not offer him to come to unit dinner, he was miffed and told HN we were mean and nasty nurses. LOL! So many stories, so little time.
  5. by   Pompom
    One small can of mints that dayshift devoured. At least us night nurses don't have to clean up after day shift anymore, LOL !
  6. by   traumaRUs
    I work for a private practice now and we got an extremely nice lunch at the local country club, a cash bonus and a very sincere thank you. That was given to all the practice. Then, the mid-levels got a second lunch and another gift card.

    Very nice indeed.
  7. by   allele
    Our docs aren't bad. I work on a surgical unit....one group (our main group) get Panera's every year for all three shifts (each shift gets a separate delivery to ensure they get their food!)...that includes sandwiches, chips, salad and cookies....one group gets us huge, gorgeous Poinsettias ( a couple for the unit...a couple of green thumbs usually take them home...), one doc makes us homemade cookies usually, and one group gets us a ton of chocolate. It's mostly food, but at least it shows they're thinking of us a little!
  8. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from kathybMA
    Big decorative can o'stale popcorn.

    Those HUGE tins of funky (and not in a good way) cookies that you get for $2.69.



    Then they come in like a horde of locusts and STEAL the fabulous goodies that we make- well, try to anyway- since we changed the combination on the break room lock! :icon_twisted:

    Kathy B.
    And ya just know that popcorn is regifted from last year, lol!!!!
  9. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Quote from fetch33
    I opened the box and there were 4 large truffles in it........ we have at least 50 staff that work all three shifts. How in the heck am I supposed to divide that out? With a razor blade?
    The little angel :angel2: sits on my one shoulder whispering: "At least he thought of the nurses" while the little devil sits on my other shoulder shouting: "Grab the razor blade!" Save the box until the doc is back on the unit. Cut the four into fifty pieces, and spread over a nice big tray. Then leave a little sign: Christmas Gift from Dr. XYZ......one piece per nurse. Maybe she/he will see it.

    I know I know, mean spirited thoughts around the holidays.....
  10. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from muffie
    instead of a razor blade maybe everyone just gets one lick
    too funny!
  11. by   xptp29a
    Quote from muffie
    doc makes $400,000 gives 28 teabags to 50 nurses =1.78 teabags/nurse
    Not 1.78, but 0.56 teabags/nurse. It really was too good to be true.

    :icon_rolleyes:
  12. by   samaletta
    LOL. That is too funny.
  13. by   flytern
    Started out as an office nurse: got Christmas bonus(usually about $500.00)
    nice dinner at a restaurant for staff/family.

    Then went to hospital nursing (3rd shift) We see the empty tins of popcorn/cookies, the leftover Olive Garden lunches from the docs, the crumbs from the sales reps...

    From the department director it's usually a tree ornament (looks like about a dollar was spent) and a dinner that was ordered at 5 pm for the 11 pm shift, and heaven forbid someone thing about putting it in the fridge!

    :spin:

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