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Last year, we got a yellow flashlight...

This year, we got...um...binoculars? What?

I try to imagine the staff meeting where they're brainstorming for gift ideas...who was the guy that said "I KNOW! Let's give them....binoculars!"?

Further, who were the fools that thought, "Wow, that's a damned good idea!"?

Since we now have a flashlight and binocs, I'm gonna stay here till next year in the hopes of getting a tent...then we can all go camping.

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Um, let's see...one of those reuseable paperish grocery bags with the logo on it, a Cheryl's cookie (don't eat cookies), took our breakroom away (told us to eat outside and when it gets cold to put on a coat. Mind you, outside is the sidewalk and nothing else) oh and a code. It was an awesome week!

Seriously, the best thing we got was my silly daddy calling me at work to wish all of us a happy nurses week. He told me to tell my co-workers that he knew their daddies were just as proud of them as he was of me even the ones who have passed on. Don't know what got into him. He's not EVER like this!

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We got a reusable cup with the hospital name on it. There was also a lunch and breakfast. Neither of which I went to. I'm lucky if I get to shove some food in my mouth in 5 mins...forget going off the floor and enjoying food somewhere else.

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different goodies each morning this week but as per usual routine the night shift is shafted.
When I walked in last night to find the empty tamale packages, cookie tins, cake box sitting on the breakroom table, I got a little aggravated.

So, I sent an email to my director, and said "So, do you think we'll ever celebrate Nurses Night, so the night shift nurses can get a cookie?"

Her response was swift: "Are you trying to be sarcastic??"

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I'm not a nurse but I hear ya on the nights...I work nights and the day staff gets fun parties, pizza, BBQs, catered lunches etc etc....on nights we normally get nada. Sometimes 3 peices of cold, hard 6 hour old pizza is left in the lunchroom for us...but otherwise we're forgotten. Must be nice to work days Monday-Friday and get all the fun stuff! We're sleep deprived, dont get to be with our families, have no social life and still get shafted!

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Every month, we come in one night to find the scattered remnants of cake, punch, etc...and banners wishing a happy birthday to all the birthdays.

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We got an old t-shrit, the same one we got when I first started at the hospital in 2006. And the shirt has 2006 on it. Also a coupon for a free eye brow wax AFTER you pay for a shampoo and cut. I figured ok, something I can use. I call the hair stylist and he can't style black people's hair, so that's a waste. Oh, a parish nurse came saying she was going to do A Blessing of The Hands with us. She never came back. That was is. Doctor's Week? I bet they had some fun. The staff got to vote on them (i.e. rookie of the year, best bedside manner, best all around, etc.). A lot of them got awards. They had parties for days on each nursing unit...thanks to the nursing managers. The same nursing managers that did not give us nothing, not even an appreciation email. Also, the same nursing managers that gave all kinds of goodies and mini parties for the CNA's and assistants during their respective days. Maybe it's because we have SOOOO many nurses??

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Her response was swift: "Are you trying to be sarcastic??"

I think I'd have had to sit on my hands to prevent me from typing "if I was TRYING I would have SUCCEEDED, but as it stands...NO, I wasn't aiming for sarcasm but the cold hard truth. Even a cold, hard cookie would be better than nothing".

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I used to love coming in at night to a mess in the breakroom--leftover food tins, plates, crumbs/food smeared on table, whatever. And we were expected to clean it up, because the day shift would show up in the morning and expect it to all be shiny new. I pointed out that my staff (I was charge) never got to STEP FOOT into that breakroom, we at best scarfed something down at the nurse's station, so we were sure as hell not gonna clean up the mess.

 

Day shift claimed they left it clean for Eves, Evening shift said it was a pigsty when they got there (and, presumably, added to the mess from what we could tell).

 

And yet they all thought nights should clean it up. Was particularly offensive when we did go in there to get whatever treats we were told some patient's family had brought for us....only to find remnants and debris. War went on for years, occasionally I'd ask whoever was least busy to at least rake the crap into the garbage so we wouldn't get yelled at in the morning.

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I used to love coming in at night to a mess in the breakroom--leftover food tins, plates, crumbs/food smeared on table, whatever. And we were expected to clean it up, because the day shift would show up in the morning and expect it to all be shiny new. I pointed out that my staff (I was charge) never got to STEP FOOT into that breakroom, we at best scarfed something down at the nurse's station, so we were sure as hell not gonna clean up the mess.

 

Day shift claimed they left it clean for Eves, Evening shift said it was a pigsty when they got there (and, presumably, added to the mess from what we could tell).

 

And yet they all thought nights should clean it up. Was particularly offensive when we did go in there to get whatever treats we were told some patient's family had brought for us....only to find remnants and debris. War went on for years, occasionally I'd ask whoever was least busy to at least rake the crap into the garbage so we wouldn't get yelled at in the morning.

Yeah, it's mandatory that we take out the trash, clean both break rooms (that we do not use) and make a fresh pot of coffee (made the RIGHT way) before 1st shift gets in. I was told it was because their new housekeeper doesn't get in until her scheduled time (7:00 am), unlike the old one who came in earlier (4 am) and worked off the clock until 7.

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We got stickers that we arent allowed to wear due to infection control and uniform policies. The upper management had a nice buffet.

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