Just out of curiosity, will anyone have any assts. this year? If so, do you do anything for that person to start the year off on the right foot or just to do something pleasant? I'll have 2 aides this yr who will alternate their weeks with me. I've never worked w/ them before. One just got hired, but I know her & the other, who I also know has been around for unteen yrs. I plan to take them to lunch on the first day we meet just to start the yr off nicely & kind of as a thank you in advance. I also don't know them that well, so it will be a great chance to get to know them better! Last yr, I had an aide every other wk. I didn't start working at the start of that yr, but I got her a gift card at the end to thank her for her hard work.