Something nice your boss has done for you

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    This board is great for venting, but it's not all bad - is it?
    I'd like to know how a DON, nurse manager, or other boss has shown appreciation to you.
    I'll start off with a couple:

    1. scenario: busy weekend double shift, one nurse and two cnas called off, tried to eat a few bites, but gave up on it - my DON walks in with a Mickey D's bag, I tell her thanks, but no time to sit down - she orders me to the break room while she works on the floor.

    2. scenario: covered all kinds of shifts during ice storm (stayed at work) - when it's over, DON tells me not to come in for two days (I was scheduled for both) and hands me a $75.00 bonus check and says to have a nice dinner with my wife.
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    I recently accepted a full-time weekend doubles position at a workplace where my status had previously been PRN or per diem. Since I attend school full-time during the week, I definitely need to work full-time every weekend so I can continue to comfortably pay the bills.

    I asked the hiring manager if my pay rate would stay the same or increase. My current pay rate was already quite competitive for the city in which I reside, so the hiring manager responded, "No, your pay rate will probably stay the same."

    I looked at my pay stub a few weeks later, and was pleasantly surprised to see that my pay rate had increased by one dollar. The manager had given me a $1.00 per hour raise. While it might not seem like much, I certainly need all the money I can get.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Jul 6, '09 : Reason: added thought...
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I recently accepted a full-time weekend doubles position at a workplace where my status had previously been PRN or per diem. Since I attend school full-time during the week, I definitely need to work full-time every weekend so I can continue to comfortably pay the bills.

    I asked the hiring manager if my pay rate would stay the same or increase. My current pay rate was already quite competitive for the city in which I reside, so the hiring manager responded, "No, your pay rate will probably stay the same."

    I looked at my pay stub a few weeks later, and was pleasantly surprised to see that my pay rate had increased by one dollar. The manager had given me a $1.00 per hour raise. While it might not seem like much, I certainly need all the money I can get.
    Congratulations Commuter. With your busy schedule, I'd love to see you take that extra money and spend it on insanely frivolous stuff.
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    Recently it was "staff appreciation week", however the "upper" management only planned for 2 days of appreciation.. Our dept manager stayed up all night baking us goodies and then stayed up all night another making each of us a handmade/written card thanking us for all that we do.
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    Quote from xoemmylouox
    Recently it was "staff appreciation week", however the "upper" management only planned for 2 days of appreciation.. Our dept manager stayed up all night baking us goodies and then stayed up all night another making each of us a handmade/written card thanking us for all that we do.
    I love that.
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    man....all those things sound too good to be true.....all my boss has ever given me was a freakin old lotto ticket that lost anyways. I cant even remember a thank you from her in over a year. ...wish we had a boss that showed some appreciation like that.
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    I've had nurses that were my boss for the day (I'm an aide) order us dinner if we worked short. I've had my boss (DNS of LTC facility) work around our various schedules (much appreciated, and one of the main reasons I stay there) and work as an aide on the floor.
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    My boss in my LVN job wrote me an *incredible* letter of recommendation to support me when I applied for my first RN hospital job. She didn't have to... she needs RNs to work for her, too. With new grad RN jobs so hard to come by, I know her letter was a big factor in why I was hired.
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