"Nurse Appreciation Week" gifts from employer - page 7

Well, ours started today. Very nice cooler that holds a 6-pack that has a netted beach bag on top. Hospital colors and logo, of course. Inside was a beach ball, a bottle huggie and a frisbee..all... Read More

  1. by   altomga
    Originally posted by jadednurse
    Here's my idea for the perfect Nurses' Week celebration:

    MONDAY: The doctors perform all the bedside care, the nurses breeze in and out of the patients rooms, shake their hands, charge a $200 consult fee, scribble some indecipherable gibberish in the charts, throw the charts on the counter (where the doctors can't see them...oh, and of course don't flag them either), stroll off the unit and then ignore their pages.

    TUESDAY: Free parking in the doctor's reserved spots!

    WEDNESDAY: Administer Go-Lytely to the hospital administrator of your choice!

    THURSDAY: Install a call light inside your "favorite" patient's room, then each nurse gets a turn at pressing it incessantly...

    FRIDAY: Free massages and margaritas in the cafeteria. Hey, it is almost the weekend...

    Yes it must be repeated again!!!
    Darn this is good!!! This is an example of a PERFECT NURSES WEEK TO ME!!!!!
    Now does everyone have a specific administrator in MIND??

    Thanks jadednurse...this deserves multiple repeats!!

  2. by   charissa
    we got cheap hospital logo radio, tiny, very fragile, wont last 2 min in my house, all other gifts will be donated by the nursing staff and redistributed
  3. by   Uptoherern
    Happy nurses week to all you great wonderful enfermeros out there! Keep up the great work...
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    We got a tote bag with the Hospital Nursing logo on it (tax write-off) plus our NM got us a tac pin. Like I NEED another stupid tote bag!! Like I don't have a MILLION tote bags at home!

    Also on Monday, the hospital took out another full page ad listing all of the nurses that work in the hospital, including PRN staff.

    Next week, my facility is celebrating Hospital Week, so I think we'll get another gift, I think. Could be wrong though.
  5. by   KaroSnowQueen
    Finally got my "Employee Appreciation Week" gifts yesterday.
    1. Bright Felon-Orange Tshirt with company logo tastefully silkscreened on left breast.
    2. Really neat bag, with several hidden pockets, and adjustable shoulder strap, with company logo painted on outside pocket.
    3. Magnetic badge holder gold colored with company logo.
    4. Large chunk of pewter with company logo engraved on it with a thick cable with alligator clip sticking straight out the top of it
    (pewter note holder).
    5. Pad=folio with company inkpen.
    6. Very large silver keychain with company logo.

    The badge holder and the bag are neat. The badge has an extremely strong magnet instead of pins to make holes in your shirt, wore it all day yesterday and it held fine. The bag is a different design than any of the usual ones, we all really like them. The pewter note holder is kind of weird. Have to say I never saw anything like it.
    Compared to some of the things people here have gotten or not gotten, I won't complain.
  6. by   mattsmom81
    Love the ever present company logo ...they can't seem to give a gift without getting free advertising out of it...hehe!

    Can't complain though...luv my (logo'd) bandage scissors...
  7. by   catrn10
    I recieved a small backpack with the company logo on it, a cork coaster with the company logo, and a calculator, also with the company logo and a pen, with(guess what) on it. All things considered, it's pretty good, especially for an agency. A hospital I worked for one time gave us an itty-bitty 2"x3" cloth zipper bag with 2 bandaids in it. Most of us sent it back to them, and told them if this was the best they could do, we perferred to be ignored. Not very gracious, but it made us feel better. This was after they had bought the CEO furniture for his office to the tune of $100,000+. He didn't like the furniture he had gotten the previous year.......
  8. by   Orca
    Typical...six-figure office furniture for the CEO, catered dinners for the doctors, throw-away hospital logo junk for the nurses.

    And people wonder why nurses are leaving in droves.
  9. by   Totone656
    Today is the end of "Nurses Week"! We got some cookies. There were CE Unit offered, but as usual those who work 11p-7a were SOL. I understand our nurse manager had some lunch bags she was giving out...but ya know 11-7 doesn't count at our hospital. A great group of Doctors remembered us and that meant more then the durn cookies!
    Happy Nurse's Week!
  10. by   Audreyfay
    One work place gave us a cookie and a bookmark. (It's owned by Drs.) The other employer gave us a flashlight with company logo (4") and we could attend a packed nurses day party at a hotel. Some of you got some nice gifts. I guess my paycheck is the best payment I get.
  11. by   night owl
    Our gift, the one we waited all year for, the one we worked our butts off for, the one we put up with all their BS for was this...(the top one)

    On it it says, NURSING The Trusted profession with the facility name underneath.

  12. by   whipping girl in 07
    Originally posted by allgirlsmom
    My hosital does NOTHING for Nurses week, instead they have a "Hospital" week for everyone. That's how important the nurses are to them.
    You know, this would not bother me at all, except the hospital celebrates:
    Doctor's Day
    Housekeeping Day
    Respiratory Therapist Week
    Rehab Week
    Lab Week
    Secretaries' Week

    and God know's what else week.

    Since Nurses' Week falls the week before Hospital Week, it get completely ignored, except by our wonderful unit secretaries, who went together and served lunch Wednesday, providing enough food for night shift too (sandwich trays, chips, cokes, and lemon meringue pies). This came out of their own pocket, as it always does.

    The administration-sanctioned celebration occurs next week. I can hardly wait.

    Happy Nurses' Week anyway!!
  13. by   niteshiftnurse