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.
Jul 6, '09
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
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
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