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What has been your experience with companies who end their memos with "your cooperation would be greatly appreciated" vs "failure to comply will result in the necessary disciplnary action up to an including termination"?

Just curious.

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canesdukegirl has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

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More info please?

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Cooperation is always appreciated, that is just a standard phrase in lieu of the harsher sounding threat of termination. I would not stress over this. Just do what they are requesting.

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Yeah I need more information here.

My old company ended a lot of memos and letter like that.

The "Your cooperation" memos were usually about recycling, putting things away and keeping personal areas clean.

The "Failure to comply" letters were usually about dress code, attendance, various other work processes.

Are you asking about which to take more seriously?

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Is there a morale issue?

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dthfytr has 30 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN, EMT-B, EMT-I and specializes in ER, Trauma.

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All I can make out of what you posted is that there are choices to be made with possible consequences.

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heron has 40 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Standard corporation boilerplate that boils down to saying you have no choice in the matter, comply or get fired.

Lot more of that krep around lately since the job market dried up. They don't have to be nice to us.

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i think both phrases mean "do what i say" if you read between the lines.

i think the people who write the memos have different management styles.

i'm a pretty straight forward person and any time i've been in charge, people know if i ask for something to be done - it needs to be done. that doesn't mean i couldn't "ask" for it to be done though.

i worked somewhere once where we were expected to increase sales and our information board said "increase sales....."or be WROTE up" (yes, they used the incorrect grammar). that just ****** me off. i worked my butt off and i didn't appreciate what i saw as a threat. therefore, i would never use threats (like up to and including termination) when sending a message to other people.

what i think it says about a company who uses the more humane approach is that they have a little faith in their employees and treat them with more respect than to use threats. just my :twocents:.

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StNeotser has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Standard corporation boilerplate that boils down to saying you have no choice in the matter, comply or get fired.

Lot more of that krep around lately since the job market dried up. They don't have to be nice to us.

They weren't very nice to us before the job market was in the toilet.

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heron has 40 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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But they at least tried to fake it with sign-on bonuses and cookies-n-milk on Nurses' Day.

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ebear has 37 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/Peds/O.R./Legal/cardiology.

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AMEN, SISTA HERON! :lol2:

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