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Jane Bates: A little appreciation goes a long way

A simple ‘thank you’ for a job well done costs nothing and is a positive among the tiredness and stress of nurses’ working lives, says Jane Bates

A simple ‘thank you’ for a job well done costs nothing and is a positive among the tiredness and stress of nurses’ working lives, says Jane Bates

My husband retired recently and is embracing domesticity with a vengeance. ‘Look, I’ve hung out the laundry,’ he exclaims.

I’m sure he had to Google ‘washing line’ and ‘pegs’ to put the whole idea together, but I have to applaud his lately acquired skill or he gets upset.

After so many years juggling nursing and housework this state of affairs suits me just fine, and regular expressions of fulsome praise are a small price to pay. A ‘thank you’ for a job well done costs nothing.

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