What's your holiday bonus? - page 6

Ours last year was a Walmart card for $50. Probably the same this year.... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Another thing my hospital does that I think is rather nice. The night of the Christmas party, they make sure each and every night person who is working gets a meal (and it's good: prime rib and salmon with all the good sides) sent over and HOT even. The Supe comes around with a dessert cart to each floor, also, and we get to pick out a truffle or cake or something on that order. I think these little things are so meaningful and great. It almost makes it worth it to be scheduled these nights. Also holiday meals are served to both shifts on the Thanksgiving and Christmas Days/eves.
  2. by   anissa
    My christmas bonus just showed up in the mail: a coupon for a free 12 oz. coffee at our hospital cafe. Yippieh!!!
  3. by   Sylv
    If it's the same thing this year, a $15 gift certificate to a grocery store.

  4. by   aileenve
  5. by   nursemary9

    For many years we had a Hospital-wide Dinner Dance. It was always held at a very fancy place. They also had a Holiday Buffet. For us nite workers, it was also VERY nice. The Executives came in and served us--it was the same food they had on days and evenings.

    When we were sold, the Holiday Dance went. we still have the Holiday Buffet & the Big Boys still come in to serve us. The food is, again, the same as the other shifts.
    Now, we also get a $50.00 gift card from the Let Us Entertain You restaurant Chain. They have several nice restaurants.

    A few years ago, my Brother-In-Law was the Internal Auditor at my Hospital; while we were getting a dinner dance & Buffet, he was getting a bonus in the six-figure range. Nice!!

    that ALWAYS made me so angry!!

    Mary Ann
  6. by   galenight
    Well, this year, in light of the "restructuring" they have done this week (terminated 10-15% of the employees), we get to keep our jobs for the holiday. In the past years we were given a $15 or $20 gift certificate to the hospital gift shop. The money was at least partially donated by med staff. I always thought it was interesting that we were given something that ultimately benefitted the hospital since the auxillary runs the gift shop and buys things for the hospital.

    We may not get anything this year because of the cut backs.

    We also don't get a party given by the hospital, but there is a committee of employee volunteers who raise funds throughout the year and organize an annual party. The party is this Saturday and I can't wait... (ok.. i'm on the committee and I'm ready to have a one month break from the stress of it all...lol... it'll be great fun though!)
  7. by   mhull
    We get $25.00 gift certificate to either Walmart, the local mall, or a local grocery store. Our choice. 3 years ago, the ER docs all gave us a $50.00 gift certificate to Walmart. That was the only time they have done that.
  8. by   erichRN
    We got a $20 gift certificate last year, but this year... don't know.

    Quickbeam- I work nocs and that's the way it goes-- we get the leftovers...yum yum!
  9. by   HyperRNRachel
    Not allowed to say the B**** word on my unit!
  10. by   JenNJFLCA
    We got $100 gift card to Sweetbay Supermarket for Thanksgiving. Maybe we'll get $25 to the hospital gift shop this year like we did last year. I'd rather they just give us $125 to Sweetbay.
  11. by   NurseCard
    Must be nice to get a bonus! At my last job we got a big, fancy Christmas party that I never went to. That's all I remember getting, off the top of my head.

    My new job, we're getting what SOUNDS like a nice Christmas meal served by the cafeteria folks.

    I think I've actually had a job or two in the past in which I received Christmas bonuses, but again, nothing that I can remember for sure.
  12. by   NurseCard
    Quote from Mulan
    Columbia sportswear? I guess you must work for an HCA facility.
    Uh, I worked for an HCA facility until July... and, see my post above.

    Plus, I thought TriageRN was talking about stuff her hubby's company gives out?
  13. by   mom2michael
    Lets see....I've gotten a turkey, a $25 GC to Wal-Mart, a free Sams membership, a $25 GC to Honeybaked Ham (which - doesn't go far so we combined them all and had a Christmas party at work one night).

    This year I got $25 direct deposited into my account - saw it this am.