How do you reward you... - page 3

What do you do that is just for you... I was walking down a hall with a nurse that I've worked with off and on for a few years and she told me, "Did you get called in yesterday? I called in, I... Read More

  1. by   KaraLea
    Hot bath with Bath and Body works stress relief aromatherapy product, Chocolate, hot cup of camomile tea, and a good book (Nora Roberts or Anne McAffrey). My idea of heaven.

    :zzzzz :zzzzz :zzzzz
  2. by   ohbet
    To nursegoodguy and OBNURSEHEATHER:This is what Jesus Christ, the most influencial person of our entire western civilization said about rewards.
    "Will any one of you,who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep ,say to him when he has come in from the field, "Come at once and sit down at the table"? Will he not rather say to him, "Prepare supper for me and gird yourself and serve me,till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink" Dose he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that is commanded of you,say, "We are unworthy sevants; we have only done what was our duty"
    Last edit by ohbet on Jun 3, '02
  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Okay, that's it. I have decided to open a "females only" brothel here (hey - it's legal!). I'm going to call it The Rooster Ranch. Staffed with the finest male studs in the country highly skilled and equipped to service our female clients.
    Now, I need some nurses to do some initial assessments and measurements for the pre-employment physicals.. any volunteers? :chuckle
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    originally posted by ohbet

    "We are unworthy sevants; we have only done what was ou duty"
    Jesus may have said the above ohbet but I am not sure how it pertains to nurses giving themselves a little something that helps prevent burnout and enables us to keep on giving.
    Maybe by following this line of thought we shouldn't even ask for the paycheck!
    I think it's important we take care of ourselves so that we can better take care of our pts. as well as our families.
    Personally I like to take the fly rod down to the river and stand in the water and catch a few trout. The solitude of standing in a Mt. stream has done more for my soul than any church could hope to do.
    You work hard ohbet and you deserve to have a bit of luxury to reward yourself for all you do.
    C'mon and try's not a sin*.

    *Disclaimer: Rustyhammer does not actually claim to know what is or is not a sin. In fact there is a good chance he is know...down there
  5. by   zudy
    ohbet, lighten up.
  6. by   Katana
    I treat myself with a whole day spent with my special male friend.

    He does deliveries all over the State, including some of the edges of the surrounding states. We talk about anything and everything and I sit and knit while he drives or I just admire the changing scenery. Great stuff when you live in the southwest.

    After work, we have dinner then lots of great horozontal fun.

    Needless to say, we really enjoy eachother's company so days like that are frequent yet still special as I'm not doing any housework, cooking, laundry, thinking about work, or any of the other mundane things we have to do on our days off.

    Originally posted by ohbet
    This is what Jesus Christ, the most influencial person of western civilization said about rewards.
    Most influential person to you maybe, but not me buddy. I don't really care what someone thinks about rewards if they aren't working along side me. I live in the here and now. And right here and now I could use a little positive reward for a difficult job.

  8. by   RNforLongTime
    Well said Heather!

    Nursing is a hard job. Sure, I get paid to do it. Sure the heck wouldn't do it for free. I don't have servants either. I do all my own housework. If we didn't take the time to relax and chill out, we'd be some pretty stressed out nurses and I for one wouldn't want to work with me! Sounds to me Ohbet like you need to do something nice for yourself.
    Last edit by RNforLongTime on Jun 3, '02
  9. by   nursegoodguy
    Ohbet I do apologize if something was offensive to you in my post but it was just supposed to be a fun little question, what do you do to reward you... sometimes nurses put "everyone" in front of themselves and it is easy to get burned out! So I thought it'd be fun to sort of discuss that special little something that we do just for ourselves... to be an inspiration to others... I don't know about you but when I read some of the wonderful posts about fishing in a stream, soaking in a tub of warm fragrant water, going to the craft store, (okay and yes the brothel thing did raise an eyebrow too lol) why I don't have to do any of these things to feel just a little of the joy and tranquility, (peace if you may) that these little indulgences bring to these other wonderful people. It's sort of like reading a good book where you relate to the star character! Your faith is a wonderful thing but we must always keep in mind that not everyone shares in our beliefs!