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Are you buying your manager a Christmas present this year?

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17 December, 2012

Dean Royles the director of the NHS Employers recently suggested,  “Hardly anyone supports and encourages NHS managers, or shows any recognition or appreciation of the context they work in or the difficult, sometimes intractable challenges they face”.

Do you think this comment is justified?

Readers' comments (36)

  • a card but that is all

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  • No

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  • the to management ceo ect should buy managers presents as any other jounior staff should get something as well.

    We are the ones that support the maanger to run a smooth service without us where would the NHS be????????????????????

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  • why are there two threads about this subject? it is irrelevant to most nurses who can barely afford to buy presents for their families and real friends.

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  • just off to window shop at Tiffany's!

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  • "Oh the weather outside is frightful,
    But the fire is so delightful,
    And since we've no place to go,
    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

    Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, 1945


    wouldn't it be nice just to curl up with a good book instead such as 'The Snow Child' and forget everything else outside.

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  • carnt afford my own presents thanks to being down graded this year

    no support from my line manager...so guess you know the rest!!

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  • It seems to be a very individual decision depending on circumstances and interpersonal/professional relationships with the managers.

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  • In the states we have "Bosses' Day," so that should cover honoring anyone you feel is worth recognition for the job they do. If you feel they put anyone else but the patient above you, then I think your answer is 'no.'

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  • It's the fault of the managers that I was unfairly downbanded, so NO!

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  • michael stone

    I didn't look at this one, until I thought 'will the response be mainly negative, as I'm guessing it will be ?' - so I've looked, and I was right so far.

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  • there are some excellent managers within the nhs however ther are also those who use their authority to bully staff into accepting poor staffing, etc and abuse their position, my line manager will be getting xmas present as she is professional and supportive r

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  • tinkerbell

    Anonymous | 18-Dec-2012 3:08 pm

    The Snow Child. Beautiful book just finished reading it couple weeks ago.

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  • How sad that nearly all negative. I have a lovely line manager, practice manager, GPs, receptionists etc etc.
    Nursing team all swap presents. Anyone else it is individual decision.
    Hope everyone has a great Christmas and 2013.

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  • Rudolph/tinkerbell | 18-Dec-2012 4:03 pm

    thanks for the tip. I haven't read it yet. it was just wishful thinking. the weather is too frightful to go out and buy it and I have looked at it longingly with the one about the 100-year old man which was recommended to me but books are so expensive .... and I don't think Santa will be coming this way this year. I have no chimney and he has no reindeer. They came from France and thanks to a new law have had to go into quarantine until after Christmas. He is very sad and at the moment consoling himself with his donkeys as the children will be so disappointed. Maybe your Rudolph could help if he is redundant?

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  • my department is small just 12 staff. we all put in a few pounds and club together to buy our manager a pressie. She is supportive, approachable, fair, hard working and respects us. This year we are buying her a bottle of perfume and flowers.

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  • michael stone

    Rudolph/tinkerbell | 18-Dec-2012 4:03 pm

    Anonymous | 18-Dec-2012 3:08 pm

    The Snow Child. Beautiful book just finished reading it couple weeks ago.

    Tink, I can't find a post (here) 18th/3:08 - are you trying to confuse the simple-minded (ie me) by referring to different NT pieces ?

    I've got an idea, that I heard a serialisation of the Snow Child on Radio 4 a while ago.

    I've noticed that the comments about managers have now turned more positive.

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  • Ellen Watters

    No, she bought me one.. :) Some lovely hand cream from Crabtree and Evelyn..

    She gets way much more salary than me so that seems fair, I gave her a card..

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  • DH Agent - as if ! | 19-Dec-2012 10:55 am

    Rudolph/tinkerbell | 18-Dec-2012 4:03 pm

    the author of 'Snow Child' came to my local Waterstones to sign copies but unfortunately I was not there.

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  • The only gift that our Management needs is the gift that the originator of Christmas brought for us all, and that Gift, is up to them to accept and take for themselves. Though I doubt they will, they are all too wicked to recognize their need for forgiveness.

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