For as long as I can remember, doctors have enjoyed free lunch during their hospital work day. For doctors, the action lies in the doctors lounge. Here's a little doctors lounge humor about food. But for nurses, their action lies in whatever they bring from home or how much money they cough up everyday to eat in the cafeteria. Some hospital cafeterias have been slashing employee discounts in an effort to save money. Merry Christmas Night Nurse RN. Here's your jelly-of-the-month club gift certificate to say thank you for your hard work and dedication.
I have a better idea. Here's a trick I learned about the other day from one of my fine colleagues during his training days in the ICU. Order a food tray for every single ICU patient. It doesn't matter if they are unconscious and on a ventilator or not. Order a tray, with dessert, for every last one of them. When you're hungry, just find the cart with all the food. Free food for all. If you're going to survive in the hospital, you have to know how to play the game. Just be careful. You might end up being a source of free food for the nurses and residents. As for the doctors? Well, they get all the free food they can handle. In the doctor's lounge. You should have been a doctor instead, as this original Happy ecard helps explain.
"Become a doctor instead and enjoy free hospital food offered to nobody else. You know. Because doctors are least able to buy their own damn food."
By the way. This post does not apply to crappy hospital food, like this food below! Only the good stuff!
--> As you recently learned on The Happy Hospitalist Facebook page, some hospitals attribute their improved patient satisfaction scores to their gourmet food service. Unfortunately, some hospitals didn't get the memo. A reader sent me a picture of their crappy hospital food...Ummmmmm. Yum.
This post is for entertainment purposes only and likely contains humor only understood by those in a healthcare profession. Read at your own risk.