What's your holiday bonus? - page 8
Ours last year was a Walmart card for $50. Probably the same this year.... Read More
Dec 6, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in PCU, ICU, PACU ; Joined: Nov '04; Posts: 167; Likes: 5$100 + turkey/ham/fruit basket of your choice
Needless to say I was very very very happy!
Dec 6, '06Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 5I have been a nurse for 17 years and the only gifts/bonus I have ever recieved in the various hospitals is a cup, a bag or a pin so good luck!
Dec 6, '06Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 9Our company president and his wife are taking the staff out to a nice rest. for lunch (their treat) and giving us the afternoon off, with pay. Very nice place to work!!
Dec 6, '06Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 1Wow, we don't get bonuses do we? I worked many years in the government and although we did not get a Christmas bonus we received a Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) the first of each year and up to 10% of our wages at each anniversery. Other places I received nothing or as noted by some a coupon for the cafeteria. I worked for some cardiologist's and they gave us each a crisp $100.00 bill and usually a gift certificate fro ham or other groceries. Unfortunately their pay wasn't that great otherwise. Most places had some kind of gift exchange that you could participate if you wanted.
Dec 6, '06Occupation: Nurse, of course Specialty: critical care; community health; psych ; Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 2,355; Likes: 621We get a christmas party, BYOB and have to pay to attend.
When I was a legal assistant, I got $1,000, a real nice party and a week off. Why was it I left law? Someone please remind me.
Dec 6, '06Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 287; Likes: 196As a registry nurse I'd say my bonus would be in form of work because in San Diego I am finding many staff nurses wanting to work doubles which cuts need for registry nurses.
A bonus for me will be paying my rent this month!
Dec 6, '06Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 201; Likes: 136I've got a good one. Last year administration put together a large box full of things like beef jerky, canned tuna, crackers, ect. They put it in the break room with a card that said Merry Christmas... use these items for days you can't take a lunch break. :icon_sad:
Dec 6, '06Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 12; Likes: 14I just got a letter from the hospital saying there would be an extra $25 in my next paycheck. Also, they mentioned that they are paying the taxes on this gift.
Be still my heart.
We are also not allowed to take a Christmas holiday (i.e., PTO) during Christmas week, and since everyone has to work Christmas Day or Christmas Eve, it's the one day of the year we are fully staffed. So really, we don't even get an extra day off.
My application to the corporate world was sent in today. I never thought I'd do it, but I'm going.
Dec 6, '06Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 19; Likes: 1NOTHING!
Our new CEO took ALL of the bonuses away.
We use to get a gift card to a retail chain, not anymore.
Dec 6, '06Occupation: RN - ICU Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics, MS, ICU ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 370; Likes: 11Last year we all got $25.00 gift cards to the local grocery store. Wow! Food shopping...Woo-Hoo!! I have no idea what this year will bring. I have not heard anything yet.
Dec 6, '06Occupation: Staff Nurse Specialty: 28 year(s) of experience in rehab, antepartum, med-surg, cardiac ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 84; Likes: 39What's a holiday bonus?
We will probably get a $25 gift card to a local grocery store and a free cafeteria meal whether we are working the holiday or not. That's the norm.
At my last job, the hospital looks at its profit margin for the fiscal year sometime in June and gives people who have been there at least the full fiscal year a bonus. Last July it was around $1200 minus taxes, not too shabby. You have to work at least 20 hours per week and have a satisfactory evaluation for the year. It's not guaranteed, it depends on how successful the hospital is in meeting goals. But I think it's wonderful.
Dec 6, '06Occupation: pill pusher Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in LTC, agency, HHC ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 836; Likes: 427Haha My bonus was working thanksgiving, xmas eve and xmas! And the time and a half taken for taxes. Some bonus!
Dec 6, '06Occupation: Staff Nurse Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Med Surg, Telemetry, Orthopedics ; Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 40; Likes: 1As I am short on humor today, I am reading about these so-called "bonuses" with disgust! Knowing what hospital corporations gross (and "gross" is an appropriate term), I am endlessly amazed at how little we as nurses are valued by our employers, and I wonder why (again) we put up with it, when we could be such a strong force if we stood together.
As a part-time RN, my holiday bonus is $25 (fully taxable), full time is $50. The doctors on our floor usually donate a fruit basket, and if you work Christmas day you get a mediocre meal from the dining facility.
I suppose I should be thankful for what we DO get, but after getting another long list of everything else we need to be doing - new, additional tasks, meanwhile carrying the same (or higher) pt load for the same crappy pay, new cuts in personnel so we can "balance the budget", I am FED UP! My "calling" for being a nurse is falling on deaf ears! :angryfire