Nurses week Cheap gifts from admin. - page 22

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   BamaBound2bRN
    Quote from nilepoc
    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 calculator that broke in one week,
    A fanny pack that was made out of sheet plastic,
    A coupon for a free cookie from the cafeteria,
    Shoelaces with the hospital logo,
    A lunch bag made out of the same sheet plastic as the fanny pack,
    And the only gift that was ever usefull, a badge holder like the drug reps give out where your badge is on a string with a spring.

    so what kind of gifts does your institution pony up for?


    There have to be some worse ones than mine.

    We all know that a cheap trinket from our employer will ensure our future longevity with said institution. So what made you stay working where you are.
    Here is a novel thought.........how about your paycheck. If people are so miserable- then quit. Sounds like kids at Christmas......."I only got underwear and socks from Grandma."
  2. by   nurse with cats
    I've always bought myself a gift for Nurses Week. It bothers me for every other category of employee to horn in on our week, yes, they are valuable, too, but they aren't NURSES!!!

    I make sure DH knows when May 6 is too!
  3. by   wilbur's mom
    I think the cheap trinkets are more insulting than just a thank you. One year a few of the docs sent big fruit baskets. Most years, nothing. And longevity pins or anything with logos make me feel sad, like, this is my worth? Gift cards are really nice, and even a coupon for a small ham, turkey or pizza would be appreciated. Anything given to one shift "to share" means the other two shifts, or staff not on duty, get the wrappers or leftovers, or if they are lucky, win the empty basket in a raffle. The nicest gifts we got were thank you notes written out by each manager, with a new funny coffee cup filled with Hershey kisses. We got those triangular shaped pens once, too. Impossible to hold on to. (I think they were drug rep freebies).
  4. by   mcknis
    This thread has been going on for more than 5 years! Go Allnurses!

    nurses week always shows off the cheapest trinkest. i think the drug reps almost always have better things!
  5. by   Valerie Salva
    I never expect anything but the cheapest fall-apart trinket from admin.
    I really appreciated it, however, when my NM bought each nurse a personal gift out of her own pocket. That's been great and really meant something to me.

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