What's your hospital Christmas party like?

  1. It's that time of the year again........where we can make fun of our fellow employees.......those who think they are so "above it all" and then get totally faced at the "PARTY".

    We used to have it at the local VFW....you know.......real redneck......hoot and hollar............had it that way for years.

    Last year it was moved to the Country Club.......and more up scale........of course attendance was down.......but still loads of fun.
    Our admistration loves to party! LUCKY US!

    So what is your hospital planning this year? I'd like to know.........

    Oh yeah.....our party is Friday 13th...........not sure about that........but i'm ready!
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  2. 37 Comments

  3. by   slinkeecat
    our hospital usually gives us a little dinner which is catered by the hosp cafeteria and totally tasteless.... then we get gifts of pens that are cheap and they leak.... BUT we usually have a little get together of our unit and have a really fun time. We drink and eat and gripe about the lame presents the hosp. gave lol
  4. by   ageless
    What Hospital Christmas Party? Oh, you means the one that administration leisurely attends while the rest of us mere mortals remain at the bedside?
  5. by   nursegoodguy
    Couple of years ago we had a party at work and drew names for gifts...
    They were short handed in the kitchen so I helped do the dishes.
    The laundry person didn't show up so I learned how to use the washer, (had to have clean linen for last rounds).
    The person who picked my name got me nuttin' for christmas.
    I couldn't make it to the beginning of the party due to answering call lights but was able to hear everyone having a good time... Occasionally someone would come out to use the bathroom and when they saw me would say, "Come to the party..." Uhhhhh call lights keep going off... Well finally I made it in long enough to grab a plate of food, be offered some christmas cheer, (while on duty? No Thank You!) and then I helped clean up.
    I haven't attended a party since then.
    Merry Christmas!
  6. by   Lausana
    I don't work in a hospital...but my company's is tonight--after the day from hades these folks are the last one's I want to see tonight (probably mine either!). But, eh, not really a choice about going. The food's good, the drinks sound great already...and watching the big shots dancing like azzes will probably give me a good laugh

    We do have a big potluck lunch the week of Christmas-and that's a blast! No stuffiness, spouses or schmoozing!!

    oh and if anyone wants to come along as my date--you've got a couple hours-come on! :chuckle
  7. by   NurseDianne
    Well.......I have to say then........we are lucky......since ours is the "party" admin. we have great food, open bar, DJ w/ great tunes.....and wonderful door prizes! TV's, VCR's, DVD's, gift cert., you name it. Always a blast.....

    Of course each shift does their own little thing......we have pot luck and draw names also for that........

    Dianne
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    We don't have one.

    But one of our nurses also owns a bar, and those of us (in our own little "in crowd") will always get together there.

    Heather
  9. by   tattooednursie
    I'm not going to mine. I'm not a party person. maybe next year.
  10. by   Q.
    I'm not sure. This is my first Christmas here. Our party is Wed Dec 18th from 4-6pm.

    At my prior job, the Internal Medicine physicians got together each year and hosted a Christmas party at a local restaurant/banquet hall. A complete dinner (with DUCK!) and a DJ and bar, and some prizes and funny awards. It was actually kind of nice. All on the physician's bill.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I would not know. Ours is always on Friday nights and I always WORK friday night. But we may get lucky and get some of the leftover food.....wheeeeeeeee.....now my DH's CHRISTMAS PARTIES ROCK....this year, we are going for a dinner cruise on the Sound. THAT WILL BE GREAT and more intimate....can't wait.
  12. by   CATHYW
    originally posted by slinkeecat
    our hospital usually gives us a little dinner which is catered by the hosp cafeteria and totally tasteless.... then we get gifts of pens that are cheap and they leak.... but we usually have a little get together of our unit and have a really fun time. we drink and eat and gripe about the lame presents the hosp. gave lol
    do we work together, slinkeecat? lol! ours is catered by the cafeteria, and served in the cafeteria. they turn the lights down and have candles and tree lights, with cheesecake for dessert. talk about ambiance! lol! oh, btw-we do not get the leaky pen, or anything else!
  13. by   donmurray
    Our party is 4-6 pm at one of the ten or more sites, if you can get cover to attend, and as it's in work time, no alcohol! Everyone who goes insists that they only go to see who's creeping to maagement by going! LOL!

    Leaky pens too?.....Luxury!
    Last edit by donmurray on Dec 6, '02
  14. by   adrienurse
    My party is tonight and I am so not in the mood. I mean, I get along with some people at work but most of them annoy the hell out of me and piss me off with their laziness. These are not the people I'd rather be spending my Friday nights with. I already spend 40 hours a week with them. Oh yeah and we always end up talking about work! Wheee! Fun.

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