Ok.........just venting a little bit here. With Nurse's Week coming up here fairly soon, we are hearing about management's big plans for celebrations. Call me a bad sport if you will but I just really think that the whole concept of "Nurse's Week" or "____(OT, PT, RT, Lab Tech, Xray Tech, CNA)____ week" is contradictory. We work our butts off all year and then we are given some kind of lame gift, meal, flower arrangement, or some crap like that from the docs and/or management. I would much rather be appreciated all year long instead. Tell me thanks for a job well done under particularly difficult circumstances. Show me that you appreciate me by staffing appropriately for the acuity and not just by the numbers. Show me that you care enough to come in and work with me, side-by-side when things are really hairy. Show me that you respect me when I call to report a pt's condition to you Dr. Doc by not yelling or screaming at me becuz I woke you up and 3am. Tell me that you understand when I have to call in sick because I have put in lots of extra overtime to help cover the shortages and am just totally burned out and need a "mental health" day. These are the things that mean more than some blanket or sweatshirt w/ hospital logo on it (cheap advertising for the hosp), meal, or coffee mug w/ candy in it.
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