Christmas Gift for your unit from docs - page 3

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   jimthorp
    Zilch
  2. by   muffie
    Quote from xptp29a
    Not 1.78, but 0.56 teabags/nurse. It really was too good to be true.

    :icon_rolleyes:
    i even pulled up a calculator on line to do the math
    not too smart, is i ?
  3. by   SaderNurse05
    Quote from 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?"
    Sounds like they had their heads up their butts:trout: :trout:
    Congrats on being sober BTW!
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    I did work in a smallish rural hosp. The doc's foot the bill for a really nice party at a really nice hotel which included dinner and drinks. After 2 drinks you pay your own tab. Also we got lots of homemade goodies at work.

    At HH office this year I got $100 bonus, we got nice small gifts from the office, tons of stuff from pt's, business', etc...
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Dec 22, '06
  5. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    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.....
    Do it. Do it. I would soooo love it if you actually had the nerve to.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    One group bought us a microwave oven one year; this year, we got a boom box for our nursery. Yea they are good.

    The other groups, OBs and peds, tend to send us a lot of good food, fruit baskets, candy, etc.

    One of our OBs orders pizzas for all shifts on Christmas and New Years. The pizzas, coke and salads just show up at the beginning (or in dayshift case, the middle) Of each shift, no notice, just a note of thanks from him. I think it's great he thinks of all the shifts on both major holidays.

    They all do at least remember us with something nice and I am grateful for that.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 23, '06
  7. by   RunningWithScissors
    We got a 3# tin of cookies from one doc and supposedly (didn't see it myself) a small box of cookies from another.

    Treats from drug reps and area HH and NH's were kept locked up in the manager's office; today before she went home (at 11:00 am) she brought them out, mostly eaten.....yeh, merry xmas to you, too. :icon_eek:
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    We got a 3# tin of cookies from one doc and supposedly (didn't see it myself) a small box of cookies from another.

    Treats from drug reps and area HH and NH's were kept locked up in the manager's office; today before she went home (at 11:00 am) she brought them out, mostly eaten.....yeh, merry xmas to you, too. :icon_eek:
    that is so beyond tacky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   RN ColbyJack
    One of our docs bought our unit a microwave and fridge for our break room. Another brings in a huge basket of treats. Not all will gift us this way, but the few who do really stick out and are generous.
  10. by   NurseRachy
    Hmmmmm... let me think......
    Absolutely NOTHING!!!!
  11. by   Zizka
    Quote from NurseRachy
    Hmmmmm... let me think......
    Absolutely NOTHING!!!!
    Yes. (In my experience) Doctors are typically mean, arrogant, stupid, ugly people, so no surprise there!
    Last edit by Zizka on Dec 23, '06
  12. by   Schatzi RN CEN
    Here's the flip side of rural nursing, our doc thinks that just the privilege of sharing space with him should be present enough.
  13. by   rn/writer
    Recently had some wonderful cocoa-dusted truffles that were so good we may have to start a 12-step group to get over them.

    Have had all kinds of cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels, nuts candy, popcorn, caramel corn (the good stuff).

    But the best one was the group practice that sent three ginormous honey baked hams (one clearly marked for each shift), a selection of breads and condiments, and a desert. We feasted for a couple of days on this delicious gift.

    It isn't just the goodies (although they count for a lot); it's also the appreciation they express and the fact that someone went to the effort and expense of sending a treat our way. This is especially true on noc shift. We feel double the gratitude as we are not very prominent on most people's radar. We remember kindly anyone who goes out of their way to remember us.

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