Nurses week Cheap gifts from admin. - page 19

So, with nurses week coming up, I was fondly remembering all the neat swag my employer has offered me as a token of their appreciation. Over the last four years as a nurse I have received - A... Read More

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    This year, which was a vast improvement from last year, we got donut holes...One dozen...Not even the donuts...Docs got folding beach chairs and a dinner....Sigh......And they feign surprise at their treatment of us and our rapidly diminishing forces...
  2. by   Liann
    On Founders Day at our hospital, we used to get a small gift from the local handicapped folks workshop. Useful, yet odd gifts included a broom (picture us all standing at the bus stop carrying brooms...looking like witches heading home to the cauldron), an oven mitt, and a light bulb that was to last for 7 years...but didnt.

    We get a frozen turkey every Thanksgiving...thats a thrill to lug home on the bus....why not a grocery certificate????

    Oh well, at least they try to do something...I guess I shouldnt be ungrateful in light of what others have said here!!!!
  3. by   dv8rn
    Last year we got the opportunity to have a bake sale to pay for our own festivities. Hold on now......this year....we got a 2 inch cactus.....in the little plastic box from the nursery.......AND....a childs bandana....all in matching white paper bags with our names hand printed..HAND PRINTED I TELL YOU!!...in ink. I'm so proud!!
  4. by   rebel_red
    Originally posted by OB/RNDEBBIEROSE
    Our institution is notorius for shall we say 'less than desirable' nurses day gifts. Just to name a few...........A calender with the pictures of all of the nurse managers on it
    What? No one thought to supply the darts? Heck even a few syringes and some cork board.......


    Tres
  5. by   Howyaluvdat
    In addition to the being given the the oppertunity to buy our hospital T shirt for $10, I was given a set of address labels that my DON printed off out in the office. My name and address where incorrect.

    Ursula
  6. by   mother/babyRN
    Well, although I feel it shouldn't take either a rocket scientist or cheapo administration to figure out that to keep us appreciative might just mean treating us accordingly, my husband did send me a dozen roses at work,much to my delight and surprise, and a single rose to each nurse working that night as well...
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Hey, Mother/Baby RN... you better keep that man!!
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Nothing from the corporate rats at my job, either.
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by fab4fan
    However, on Doctors' Day at my hosp., they get gift certificates to fancy restaurants, huge fuss made over them by admin, etc.

    Just goes to show you where we are on the food chain.
    There is an official Doctor's Day?

    But, isn't EVERY day doctor's day?
  10. by   dianah
    Previous years, another facility, we got the usual: pens, plastic collapsable lunch boxes, -- and usually a grinder lunch served by admin.

    This year, new facility: a certificate for FREE CEUs thru NurseWeek. I was impressed! -- D
  11. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    I'm a peds nurse. I just watched part of the Children's Miracle Network telethon and I'm absolutely steaming. :angryfire Who am I mad at? The television personalities. Every single family they profiled was asked the same question... "So, how were the doctors while you were here in the Stollery Hospital? Did they treat you well?" :angryfire Nurses were more or less only mentioned in passing. Numerous physicians were profiled and interviewed. The only nurses they talked to were the educators. Not a single front-line nurse was deemed important enough to even put on camera, unless they were in the family's own photos. Our CV surgeon sort of included us when he said that the first 24 hours post-op were the most crucial and that the kids were in good hands in the PICU. Interpret that how you may. I feel a letter coming on.
  12. by   Diana in Sweden
    mother/baby
    that is one terrific man you have there ... tell him so from me please ... what a lovely thing to do!!!!! I can see all those happy nurses :chuckle :kiss of course you deserve no less!!

    Originally posted by mother/babyRN
    Well, although I feel it shouldn't take either a rocket scientist or cheapo administration to figure out that to keep us appreciative might just mean treating us accordingly, my husband did send me a dozen roses at work,much to my delight and surprise, and a single rose to each nurse working that night as well...
  13. by   HARN
    hold up..... you guy's got gifts....I have never !!!!!

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