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PARTING GIFT

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RNfindingherway has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Hello everyone,  soon I will be starting my new job in two weeks. Do I have to give gifts to my old co-workers and Managers/ADN's, as I was the Charge Nurse? What gifts can I give to them? My husband thinke I should just give them a thank you card and move on. What do you think? Thanks.

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Gifts for what? Leaving? I don't think anything is necessary, perhaps a nice dinner out with close associates would do, but I do not feel that you need to provide anything to anyone.

Just my opinion..

Best of luck in your new venture!

Michelle

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse, Home Health.

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Best gift you can give is a handwritten note describing how they impacted/helped your nursing career.  Those types memories cherished to look at when stressed from work/life,  helping to remember that we do make a positive impact, and smiling again.

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OldDude works as a School Nurse.

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In my ENTIRE life I have never given an employer or coworkers gifts when I left.

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A gift?  For leaving a job?  Why would you think you would need to do that?

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RNfindingherway has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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1 hour ago, mrf0609 said:

Gifts for what? Leaving? I don't think anything is necessary, perhaps a nice dinner out with close associates would do, but I do not feel that you need to provide anything to anyone.

Just my opinion..

Best of luck in your new venture!

Michelle

Thank you for your response. I was just wondering if I needed to do anything. Thank you.

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RNfindingherway has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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16 minutes ago, LovingLife123 said:

A gift?  For leaving a job?  Why would you think you would need to do that?

Thank you for your response. I was not sure if I had to give something or not. 

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RNfindingherway has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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21 minutes ago, OldDude said:

In my ENTIRE life I have never given an employer or coworkers gifts when I left.

I got that. Thank you for your response. Now I know it is not necessary. 

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If anything I would get cupcakes and write a thank you note or something like that. But I agree, you're under no obligation whatsoever. 

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NightNerd has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Med-psych nurse.

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It's never obligatory to give gifts, but I think it's nice that it occurred to you. If you are very close with these people and *want* to acknowledge that as you move into your next job, keep it meaningful and small - food, handwritten cards or notes, or any small item you know they would like. But I don't think anyone would even expect you to give then a parting gift.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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A nice card/note is fine if you're so inclined...

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Swellz has 6 years experience and works as a RN.

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As a staff nurse, I wrote a few thank you notes to people who really went to bat for me at that job, and brought cookies in for the staff on my last day. As a traveler, whenever I leave a contract, I bring in a box of chocolates and a note that thanks them for letting me be part of their team. I don't feel obligated and I think it's a nice gesture.

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