Do your families give you anything for the holidays?

  1. 2 I dunno, it's not like I'm really looking to GET anything, but holidays seem to be a good time for families to demonstrate how much one is NOT appreciated. I sat at the table doing my paperwork while the clinical manager came for her monthly visit, and the mom gave her two gift bags: one for her and one for the scheduling manager. Right in front of my face. I left empty-handed, and I've been her daughter's favorite nurse for two years.
  2. Visit  CloudySue profile page

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    CloudySue has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Pediatric Private Duty; LTC'. From 'Eastern US'; Joined Jun '07; Posts: 728; Likes: 1,125.

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  3. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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    Wow, that sucks. Sorry. I know it shouldn't have been a big deal, but I can understand how much that would hurt, especially with the relationship would have developed being in their home for two years. Honestly I may have cried on the way home.
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  4. Visit  smurfynursey profile page
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    I got a card with my patient's picture.

    (hugs) that would have upset me too...
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  5. Visit  Elektra6 profile page
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    They give me too much! I keep telling them not to lol. Oh well I give them things too.
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  6. Visit  livtek profile page
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    I got fired by mom one week before Christmas. The reason; I was too attached to the little girl and she was to me and I guess mom was jealous. I have worked there for over 2 years. So, I got so much appreciation from the family. Happy New Year!!!
    My new goal in a year 2013: NEVER WORK AS A PDN, EVER!!!
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  7. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    Last year one family gave me a ceramic coffee cup and a card. The other just a card. Both cards had pictures of the family.
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  8. Visit  Not_A_Hat_Person profile page
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    One family gave all of their nurses gift bags, including me.
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  9. Visit  GoingStrong profile page
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    I received a T-shirt with one of the patients favorite characters on it, movie tickets and a box of chocolates and they also had a little gift for my daughter. The best part was the card with nice things written about me.
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  10. Visit  KATRN78 profile page
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    A gift card for coffee and a nice Christmas card. I give my familes a simple "Happy Holidays" card.
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  11. Visit  PerfectlyPlump profile page
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    livtek,

    Any ideas on where you will go next?
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  12. Visit  Blackcat99 profile page
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    Sorry to hear that you got fired livtek. I was too attached to the child I was caring for too. I didn't get fired but I think Mom was glad to see me go. I left PDN. What a relief!
  13. Visit  HisTreasure profile page
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    I'm not working as a PDN currently, but we have PDNs in the home. We gave our nurses iTunes/App Store and Racetrack gift cards. They weren't much ($25/$25 split) so total $50 worth of gifts in a card signed by each of us, "including" Gemma (not her real name). Everyone of the 6 nurses seemed really thankful, except one who is only here twice per month, who went out of her way to tell me her full time case gave her a subscription of some kind to Amazon with coffees for her professional grade Keurig. It made me feel really bad and a bit awkward, too, because we happened to be talking about it over coffee I had just made in my Cuisinart single serve coffeemaker (uses K-cups) that I was so excited about purchasing on sale at Big Lots... I'll probably think long and hard about whether to give gifts to the nurses again next year.
  14. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from kiyasmom
    I'm not working as a PDN currently, but we have PDNs in the home. We gave our nurses iTunes/App Store and Racetrack gift cards. They weren't much ($25/$25 split) so total $50 worth of gifts in a card signed by each of us, "including" Gemma (not her real name). Everyone of the 6 nurses seemed really thankful, except one who is only here twice per month, who went out of her way to tell me her full time case gave her a subscription of some kind to Amazon with coffees for her professional grade Keurig.
    Some people. . . . That is just awful. Especially because you are actually quite generous!

    I usually get a handmade item crafted by a caregiver who works with my patient's sister. I really like that. Once they gave me a home sewn scrub top. I also got a really cute pin made from beads and a safety pin they attached to a leopard-print polar fleece muffler. Really sweet. <3

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