So I work as an LPN in an outpatient clinic. I am fairly new, only been there a few weeks. At a staff meeting, our manager announced that for Christmas the entire staff was invited to go to a party at a local restaurant. Okay, that might be fun. Now for the kicker, she wants everyone to donate $20 each and treat all the doctors to dinner.
Yep, instead of talking about how great the staff was doing and how we all should celebrate the holidays together, she talked about how much the doctors do for us and what we should do for them. So me with my $11.66 an hour should pay for the dinner of someone whose salary makes a complete and total mockery of mine (not to mention the other office staff that make even less than us nurses do). Way to take my Christmas spirit, strangle it, then jump up and down on the dead body until there's nothing left but ash.
I don't mind the concept of doing something nice for the docs, but you need to consider our budget. I have about 500 other more important things to spend $20 on, like a winter coat for my kid, groceries, a desperately needed oil change, etc. It's just amazing to me that for a staff Christmas party the priority is treating the doctors. Most of whom I believe would be rather uncomfortable having us pay for their meals. One of our docs even said that it should be the other way around!
Anyway, thanks, but I think I have other plans that day, like doing laundry, or maybe scrubbing my bathroom.