Sit Boo-Boo--Sit - page 2

Posted on Fri, Jun. 14, 2002 Hospital putting fizz in worker incentive Coca-Cola helps motivate Houston nurses By Charlie Lanter Telegraph Staff Writer WARNER ROBINS - One employee's... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    Nice of Coke to think of nurses, but ignorant of the management to be so gal-durned impressed with themselves for setting it up. I think that bribery while treating staff like equipment is tacky.
  2. by   MLL
    I agree with SmilingBlueEyes and several of the rest of you. It is WAY TOO LITTLE!! And if we keep accepting too "way too little", that's what we'll continue to get. Would the suits take a free refill of Coke over a monetary bonus for a job well done? PUHLEEEZE!!! Enough of the tinsel-town carnival rewards. Give me $$ and I'll buy my OWN reward. Besides, when do they think nurses are going to find time to go to the bathroom to EXPEL all that free Coke?
    2NDCAREERRN is right - it makes the suits "feel good all over" to feel they have upped our self-worth quotient. Well, I for one, am tired of genuflecting my way out the door in appreciation for the "gifts". Hell, most days I'm doing good to crawl out the door.
    Guess we can't blame Coke - they would be getting some good advertising out of it. Not as good as the Johnson and Johnson ads, mind you!
    I would, however, acquiesce to Russell's suggestion of "Beers for busting your Butt".:chuckle
  3. by   SICU Queen
    I'm with the critical crowd. How about some bucks instead of some cups?
  4. by   shay
    I'm insulted. How about hiring on another NURSE and giving us RAISES for what those stupid cups would cost?????????

    No wonder there's a shortage.
  5. by   zudy
    Cokes??? So sorry, put me in with the "critical crowd" I have a nurse manager now that takes the time to TELL that I am doing a good job, I would rather hear it from her ( along with a good evaluation) than more cheap BS!!
  6. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Hell, if you cant give me a payraise, then I dont want a coke thingee. I might occasionally settle for a free round of golf at a premier course.
  7. by   kimmerss
    How very insulting!! But we have a long history of taking this kind of thing. As a group we value ourselves so poorly that we accept this as "appreciation". Do you know what they do in business when someone does a great job? THEY GET A BONUS!
  8. by   TEXASWAG
    I wonder how much of a bonus that chief nurse executive will be getting for setting up and implementing that deal with Coca Cola? Hmmmm...BIG BUCKS. And yet again the nurses at that facility will be getting pennies. They should give their nurses retention bonuses and increase hrly wages.
  9. by   NannaNurse
    Whoa........hang on there par-d-ner.....Seems like some of you got the wrong idea/impression from my post. I would rather have the better pay....mine currently SUCKS, but I think we should be gracious.....but firm! Let the 'suits' know while we appreciate that 'coke', we would also like improvements 'on the job'....better pay, better bennies, etc.
    These things WON'T happen if all we do is bit@h and moan here on this board......get together with co-workers who feel the same and go, as one, to those managers and directors. Let THEM know how you feel and if they don't/won't listen??? Stage a 1 day, 1week, 1 hour walk out...that will get somebodies attention.
    I'm on YOUR side.....I like coke, but I like my paycheck better.....just wish IT was better.
  10. by   Furball
    A lousy coke?

    GEESH! When I worked in a grocery store as a CLERK I used to receive bonus checks...sizeble ones. The dept manager's checks were in the 1000's. wouldn't THAT be nice every once in awhile? What concept....rewarding staff already present and busting their behinds for x number of years instead of outrageous sign on bonuses for folks who haven't even started work!

    Just imagine this!

    Manager to clerk "great job rotating that yogurt and marking those's a $1,000 bonus check for your efforts!"

    Hospital suit to RN "Great job saving that PE pt! Wonderful how you maintained your composure while dealing with the family from hell during a 2 hour code! Here....have a coke on me!"

    Last edit by Furball on Jun 18, '02
  11. by   live4today
    Don't do Coke...of ANY kind :chuckle and the only thing I love to drink that is made by Coca-Cola is Dasani! Excellent tasting bottled water, I might add.

    I agree...companies are only taking advantage of us because they smell money behind every argument that is publicly printed about how bad nursing is right now. They are simply capitalizing off of us, just like Johnson and Johnson does. It's what Psychology Engineers get paid to out the market and see what population of people they can draw in to make money off of and market the drama with their product so they can get richer and richer. How much actual $$$ has Coca-Cola or Johnson and Johnson actualy contributed to our plight in getting nursing back up to standard? This is one of my bleep vs blop pet peeves: "Industry contributions vs. Industy abuse" BRING ON THE MONEY AND STOP PUTTING IT IN THEIR POCKETS, BUT IN THE POCKETS OF THE NURSES WHO SERVE THOSE COKES TO PATIENTS EVERYDAY.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Thumbs up furball..... and i say, keep GRACE out of it...they need to make MORE MEANINGFUL gestures, or watch all the "caring" staff walk away. scary but likely.
  13. by   Brownms46
    They can have their coke..give me ta MONEY!!!...forget the coke. I can buy my own coke..or whatever else I want!!