Christmas Gift for your unit from docs

  1. 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 had a doc bring in Olive Garden salads for everyone. Times have really changed. Today was the kicker. One of our top docs had a huge shopping bag and was giving out boxes of truffles to people like the charge nurses, PT and the unit pharmacists. Then he hands me a box and a card addressed to all unit nursing staff and asks me to be in charge of it. When he left, 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?
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  2. 51 Comments

  3. by   kellymoody
    I hardly ever post, but I had the image of a nurse standing over a tray of 4 truffles, razor blade in hand, dividing the goods for everyone. Too funny.
  4. by   Tweety
    :lol_hitti :icon_question:
  5. by   muffie
    doc makes $400,000 gives 28 teabags to 50 nurses =1.78 teabags/nurse
  6. by   muffie
    instead of a razor blade maybe everyone just gets one lick
    Last edit by muffie on Dec 22, '06 : Reason: sp
  7. by   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.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    We've always gotten very nice gifts from our docs. Each shift gets its own gift.

    Come to rural nursing . . . . lots of bene's.


    steph
  9. by   puggymae
    Ink pens they obtained from drug reps! Whoopee!
  10. by   grandee3
    Those boxes of jelly bellies, ugh
  11. by   sjt9721
    I worked with a great intensivist in OKC. He & his wife would make tons of homemade cookies and deliver the tins to the hospital. Each shift on every one of his units would get a tin of cookies. They were awesome!

    This is the same guy that loved dressing up (he & his staff) for rounds on Halloween... :spin:
  12. by   grammyr
    I have to agree with stevielynn. We have gotten cookie baskets, chocolate, meat trays with all the sandwich fixings, more chocolate, flavored coffees, more chocolate, and one of our ED docs brought each ED nurse,supervisor, and clerk a bottle or Amaretto. Tomorrow, our doc will bring enough breakfast for everybody working in the hospital. I love rural nursing. We are all very grateful for our docs.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from grammyr
    I have to agree with stevielynn. We have gotten cookie baskets, chocolate, meat trays with all the sandwich fixings, more chocolate, flavored coffees, more chocolate, and one of our ED docs brought each ED nurse,supervisor, and clerk a bottle or Amaretto. Tomorrow, our doc will bring enough breakfast for everybody working in the hospital. I love rural nursing. We are all very grateful for our docs.
    Do you work where I work?


    steph
  14. by   clemmm78
    I have two goodies to share with you. When I worked in a school for physically handicapped and/or deaf children, the doctor gave us a box of chocolates. Looked great until I bit into one. The alcohol inside had dried up, must have been a regift from the year before.

    The second was the ENT's gift to me. I ran his ENT clinic and the nurses at the school said that he'd never given a gift to any other nurse who worked with him. It was a red ceramic shoe.

    However, in his case, I was touched in a funny way. I kept it for quite a while. Not quite sure what to do with it, but I kept it.

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