Nurses week Cheap gifts from admin. - page 2

So, with nurses week coming up, I was fondly remembering all the neat swag my employer has offered me as a token of their appreciation. Over the last four years as a nurse I have received - A... Read More

  1. by   WashYaHands
    i got a rock
    LOL :chuckle
  2. by   Q.
    We are gettin' JACK from admin, as we wouldn't want to offend the MA's at the clinic. So our small group of triage nurses in Internal Medicine are giving OURSELVES a catered lunch from the Olive Garden, and I am making some colorful signs and some streamers to celebrate ourselves.

    For secretaries day though, admin bought an entire catered lunch for them.
  3. by   misti_z
    Originally posted by thisnurse
    i got a rock

    We got a picnic with some crappy music and door prizes consisting of those fanny packs and shoes laces you speak of!! But we had to pay for hot dogs on stale buns and watered down coke. We are so appreciated....
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    last year we had a bbq in which we got either a hot dog or a hamburger, and a drink..
    again for overall staff appreciation, not just nursing
    Good point Wendy. Nurses week gets turned, somehow or another, into hospital workers appreciation week. It never seems to be just for nurses anymore.

  5. by   ChristenLPN
    I just started withthis hospital group, so I have no idea what delightful surprises may be in store, but something I saw a couple of weeks ago did not bode well for Nurses Week.

    The Morale Committee, for no good reason at all, brought us a Frito Pie lunch! Only catch was it was served in an itty bitty Dixie bowl too small to supply my cat with water for a day, and they asked $2.50 for it. Of course, this included a drink, these deep-pocketed humanitarians!

    So what I am wondering is, if it is supposed to perk up my morale to pay 2 bucks and 2 quarters for a couple of corn chips with chili on them, dare I even remember Nurses Week?
  6. by   Teshiee
    That is a shame! Nuttin honey at my job either. So why bend over for these ungrateful imbeciles!
  7. by   susanmary
    To name a few -- plastic travel coffee mugs, insulated lunch totes, canvas totes (all with hospital's logo.) I do not expect a gift from my employer for nurse's week. What I would appreciate is adequate staffing, being able to sit down for a break AND lunch, the ability to take "earned time" and not float to another unit. Administration states how valuable nurses are... yadda-yadda. They certainly talk the talk. If only they would walk the walk. I can afford to buy my own coffee mugs, totes, etc. What I CAN'T buy is better working conditions -- THAT would be the ultimate nurse's week gift. THAT is what we deserve. Period.

    Good thoughts are being sent to all.
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    We are a partyin crowd!

    Office staff get together monthly to celebrate Birthdays--we each bring food, give $2.00 towards flowers and administration buys a sheet cake.

    Feast day of the religous order has bagel breakfast. After Medicare audit last week, another bagel breakfast.

    We will have a catered lunch and HR told me yesterday, we're getting beachtowels (umbrella was last year, sturdy canvous bag year before).

    Inservices (when held at the hosptial auditorium) have provided soft pretzels and water ice during summer.

    During heatwaves last summer, they provided chilled bottled water for homecare staff to take with them. This homecare agency really cares about it's staff and it shows.
  9. by   Q.
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER

    Good point Wendy. Nurses week gets turned, somehow or another, into hospital workers appreciation week. It never seems to be just for nurses anymore.

    Which is why my clinic doesn't observe Nurse's Day, which, by the way, is a National Holiday. Apparently the MAs were offended.

    I say, MAs can have a day too - but let the AMA desiginate it, seeing as they CREATED MA's and offer them AMA membership.
  10. by   shannonRN
    one year we got huge coffee mugs with hosp. logo on them filled with instant chicken soup packages and a small chicken soup for the soul book. another we got a gift certificate for $10 or so off of a massage and a package of bath a body work stuff (antibacterial soap, stress reliever air freshner).

    our hospital has a week long "celebration." don't remember what each day is but it ends with a contest for best decorated we have time to decorate.
  11. by   kids
    The corporation I work for got every Nurse a lanyard...hello, we do peds private duty and arediscouragedfrom wearing our name tags in the homes.

    I spent $75 of my own to by insulated travel mugs for my company logos and they have various 'Nursey' sayings. I plan to fill them with cocoa mix and cookie packets.

    -oh...and the companys logo lanyard

  12. by   kaycee
    Pens with string on them to put around your neck. Gives pts a better grip when they try to strangle you in the ER.
    Nurses week is also for everyone, CNA's, techs, secretaries(even though they have their own day). I've never seen anything just for nurses, wouldn't be politically correct to leave anyone out you know. :angryfire
  13. by   prmenrs
    We have gotten good stuff for Nurses' Week, as well as wierd doo-dads. There is a group of former and retired RN's who provide scholarships for nurses going to school, conferences, etc. They have a fund-raising silent auction/dinner that co-incides w/Nurses' Week. They (and other people, like former pts/relatives) fund various awards. Those are given out that night, too.

    Our attendings bought a table for us to go to the dinner free--all we had to do is sign up.

    Nursing Administration sends up various food during the week--bagels, cake. ice cream. Anyhow, I don't think I can complain about that!

    NOW. On the other hand, Our contract negotiations are still going on, and the University is treating the negotiators like crap. Makes it hard to enjoy the celebrations without at least acknowledging the hypocrisy.
    Last edit by prmenrs on May 3, '02