A nurse has sparked a debate about acceptable office etiquette after revealing that her boss wrote a letter to her husband, during which she thanked him for “sharing” his spouse with the hospital the place she works.
In a viral submit shared to the favored Reddit discussion board r/antiwork, consumer u/SolitudeWeeks shared a picture of the handwritten be aware her boss reportedly despatched her husband after she had labored time beyond regulation on the hospital for the previous a number of months.
She defined that obligatory time beyond regulation at her job is “supposed to be heavily fined” however the fines had been suspended through the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, she’s labored many shifts the place her fellow coworkers had been additionally mandated to remain an additional 4 hours, and typically even an additional eight hours.
“After a particularly bad week, my HUSBAND got a thank you care for ‘sharing’ me [with] the hospital,” she wrote, alongside a picture of the letter.
The be aware learn: “Thank you for sharing your wife…as she has been mandated to work several times over the past few months. We certainly recognise that this took her away from her family. Please know we appreciate her and thank you for sharing when we desperately needed her.”
The be aware was signed from the “Upstate Office of Patient Experience” at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
The nurse’s Reddit submit obtained greater than 33,000 upvotes and a pair of,400 feedback. Many customers had been fast to share their uncomfortable reactions to the letter, whereas others had been merely shocked on the supervisor’s audacity to thank the husband for “sharing” his spouse, moderately than thanking the nurse for placing in time beyond regulation.
“Literally speaking about her as if she is a piece of property,” wrote u/SatanIsLove6666.
“You put in your own damn hours, and they thank *checks note* YOUR HUSBAND??” requested u/whytho94.
“They really view us as property, don’t they?” commented u/juicyjules_24.
Others might relate to the nurse’s expertise, and had been prompted to share comparable conditions from once they weren’t appreciated of their office, with one individual recalling how they as soon as did “an absolute bucket load of overtime along with several team members” to hit their goal, solely to obtain a restaurant voucher.
“We each got a £30 ($36) voucher to a Jamie’s Italian restaurant. I’d rather have received nothing,” wrote u/TheTackleZone. “£30 for all those extra hours was worse than nothing at all.”
After the Reddit thread went viral, the nurse later clarified that the chief nursing officer caught wind of her submit and “stopped the practice” of sending thanks playing cards. “It was more of a slap in the face than the $10 gift cards they gave out but quickly ran out of,” she concluded.
The Independent has contacted the Upstate Office of Patient Experience at SUNY Upstate Medical University for remark.