Management bonuses - page 2

Do you know what kind of bonuses your nurse managers get??? Do you think it is ethical, especially if it has anything to do with your unit budget? What budgetary things can they control to come in... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Quote from llg
    Yes. A lot of people do things "off the clock." It's part of being a professiona. For those of us who are salaried, rather than paid hourly, it can get to be a big problem as more and more work gets shoved into the "unpaid overtime." It's easy to have that stuff just grow and grow until it takes over your life. You end up being "visable at the workplace" for 40 hours per week to please the people who are judging you based on how much they actually SEE you work ... and then having a whole load of work to do "after hours."

    Thanks for understanding.


    Spouse is a salarieed employee and got put on a committee that required a lot of outside work, meetings, power point presentations, etc. He put in a lot of unpaid overtime. Then if he worked an extra shift, he got paid for the hours, but not time and a half. He has a new job and his going out to a presentation/meeting by a vendor. Mind you it's at a nice restaurant and no hardship, but it's work and it's unpaid.

    Staff complained in a survey upper management was not visible. So they decided to make rounds and see us, and interview patients. Bit us in the butt, because when they came to see my unit a patient bitterly compalined to them about the nurses.

    I agree, just because you don't see someone doesn't mean their in their office playing on the internet and reading magazines. They have work to do, sometimes way too much, just like us out in the trenches.

    Off topic. Sorry.
  2. by   lee1
    Quote from michelle126
    I have no problem with them getting bonuses for good work done, but when its dealing with the budget and the patients are negatively affected...then I do have a problem.. For the most part everyone in my LTC facility deserved a bonus, but when the director of dietary services was cutting back on supplements that the residents actually liked and ate/ drank and even told family its not in the budget.......

    Ditto to the above and this is where the real problem appears.
    Increasing nurse/pt ratios, decreasing ancillary ratios, reducing par levels so that the nurse's license is put at risk and the patient satisfaction/safety becomes impacted

    I also know that there are good nurses/managers, etc. who really care and apathetic people that you can find anywhere who just barely do their work, never make waves and go on.