Do you compliment your co-workers? - page 3
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Sep 22, '07Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 148; Likes: 37It is weird but sometimes I am worried about complimenting a co-worker (even though I think extremely highly of them) in fear that they think I might be sucking up to them or being insincere ... anyone ever feel this way?
Sep 22, '07Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 1,277; Likes: 359Yes, I always felt it was important to recognize someone for doing something well - especially when I was a charge nurse.
Sep 22, '07Occupation: midwife practitioner Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in midwifery, NICU ; From: SC ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 1,742; Likes: 569I always thank my co-workers for help given, but probably dont compliment them enough. Im nearly always a mentor to student midwives in our unit though, and at the end of each shift, I always thank them for the work they have done, and try to find a positive thing to comment on that they have handled well.(usually comes easily, we have an excellent bunch of students right now). Especially if they have worked a nightshift in order to work with me, their mentor, (and I work a lot of nights) they dont get paid extra for being up all night, I do.
So, yes, its probably a more natural thing to boost the confidence of students and junior staff
Sep 22, '07Occupation: IM/Critical Care/Cardiology Specialty: compassion ; Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 1,555; Likes: 656Quote from SassybottomIt is weird but sometimes I am worried about complimenting a co-worker (even though I think extremely highly of them) in fear that they think I might be sucking up to them or being insincere ... anyone ever feel this way?
I hate it when people take you as a suck-up or superficial when you truly are a nice person and show it through your actions.
What they don't know is how long it took me to almost learn how to do this, Use to be angry at some personal things that I kept inside. Once you start and mean your good intentions it gets easier and happens almost daily. I value my co-workers help.
Sep 22, '07Occupation: Obs Unit Specialty: Telemetry & Obs ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 2,412; Likes: 1,820We actually have a "Kudos" book in the breakroom where we mention the nurse that helped us with an untimely admission, the tech that went aboveboard with a difficult patient, etc.
Nothing like having it in writing for all to see
Sep 24, '07Occupation: midwife practitioner Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in midwifery, NICU ; From: SC ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 1,742; Likes: 569truern..what a great idea that is! Think I may start such a book in our unit, as often when things are hitting the fan,and people are stressed, telling your co-workers how well they have done is the last thing on your mind. Only afterwards, when you reflect on the situation, then you know who was right there WITH you at that time! Then often, its too late, either you dont see them for ages, or you forget to tell them how invaluable their help was. So, to write it down, what a morale booster and a great support tool for each other. Thanks for the idea...hope you dont mind me stealing it!!! I WILL say where I got it from btw!
Sep 24, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: ER ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 515; Likes: 352Job well done.
Making it through the shift.
Refraining from physically assaulting the upper management team.
Showing up for work that shift.
(And these are all sincere compliments.)