Be still my heart, we've been given a bonus!

  1. In my 8 years of nursing, today I have been truly surprised. I work for a teaching hospital that is also our "county hospital." It is the 2nd teaching hospital I've worked for in my career. You know the story, always strapped for money due to caring for indigent patients, medicare, medicaid, etc. A few minutes ago I was handed an envelope containing a check. Payday is a week away, so we asked, what's this? A check! Each full- & part-time employee was rewarded with a check. After taxes, it was 200.00!

    We rec'd a handout from our President & CEO linking our "dedication and hard work" to a "positive impact on the financial bottom line." Maybe some of you out there get bigger bonuses, but this is a first for most of us here! This has been a VERY good Friday thus far!

    So, realizing that many of you out there in nursing-land have had experiences vastly different from mine, are bonuses normal? I am curious.

    Have a great weekend ya'll!
    Joy - dancing with delight!

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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Bonuses seem only to apply for new sign-ons or those who bring them in. ......retention is a sore issue w/many of us, not the least of whom is me. IT MAKES ME ANGRY THAT A NEW SIGN-ON can bring in as much as 10K or more just to sign on but the "oldies, the tried and true" get NADA!

    UGH no wonder everyone is hospital-hopping and doing agency work. Oh well,that has been addressed here in other threads. I guess I answered your question...congrats on your well-deserved bonus. I think they could have added a zero or two to it....but oh well. Some better than NONE, which is what I am seeing.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jun 21, '02
  4. by   2ndCareerRN
    Good for you! Now don't waste the money on something mundane like food or bills. Use it to pamper yourself, it is a reward. Go to dinner, go get a massage, buy that perfume you've been looking at. Just use it in a way that will make you feel a little bit better.

  5. by   eltrip
    Thanks, Bob!

    & I love your M&M wave with the new color, purple!

  6. by   kewlnurse
    Buy yourself sumthin purdy
  7. by   Brownms46

    I love these little things...

    Congrats on the bonus.! That's a new one on me...for ole staff getting any kind of bonus...let along $200 buck after takes or before taxes !!i
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Jun 21, '02
  8. by   tiger
    at our hospital you get a yearly bonus after you have been there 8 yrs. when i started working there in 1990 you started to recieve the bonus after 5 yrs. it increases every year. last year mine was around 1700 after the 32%(i think) tax.
  9. by   NurseDennie
    Hey, congratulations!!

    Darned good advice from Bob and Kewl, too!


  10. by   Jenny P
    That's fantastic! I've NEVER received a bonus! ENJOY IT GIRL!!!!!!!!
  11. by   Huganurse
    whoopee! A real bonus.
    Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02
  12. by   RNforLongTime
    Me neither, I interviewed for a job yesterday and there was no mention of a sign on bonus, but it looks like a place that I could spend the rest of my career. The staff nurses that I met were sooo nice and enthusiastic about their unit!