Wednesday, December 26, 2007
This is the Christmas present Steph received from her unit. We added it up, and we think the total value of this "gift" is about $4.00. It is a pail with apple cider mix, one crappy pen, one mechanical pencil, one highliter, generic brand chocolates, tic tacs, and some gum. Other units get nice things like mugs, fleece blankets, or t-shirts, but they get this crap. Why? One word-- management. Ungrateful fools. They obviously don't appreciate all the hard work my Stephie and all the other nurses on her floor do. Are they getting Christmas bonuses? NO! At Hopkins, she used to get a $1000 retention bonus every 6 months. Those were the days. Vanderbilt blows. But it is generally much cheaper to live here, so I guess financially it evens out. Still though, it isn't good for morale to be undervalued at work. Also, Hopkins had much better insurance.
In other news, I got a flu shot today. Very exciting! This is the first year I've been able to get one because every other year they run out or don't get enough in stock. Of course, I spent the majority of the afternoon really flushed, feverish, and generally icky, but I'd rather have flu-like symptoms for a day than come down with the actual flu.
But enough complaining...at least for now. ;-)
Posted by Adina at 11:33 PM