How very gracious of you, you obviously turn up to work for no pay since wages cost money and have to be paid for somehow.
When I have been employed it has generally been in the public sector, mostly for local councils. I know about wastage in the public sector, I've seen it, and the NHS is no different (yes, I've worked for them, but in the past). No good coming at me with suggestions that I lack grace or compassion or any of that bull. I've seen too much to be anything other than realistic about the NHS rather than sentimental.
Nurses work hard and I'd pay the good ones (ie the ones who actually care as well as really work hard) more than soft sod footballers, for example (who strangely enough are never used as examples of obscene grasping wealth, only bankers seem to get that levelled at them and yet there are a lot of low paid employees in the banking industry). However, the country can't afford that kind of generosity. That's simply a fact, regardless of who is in power.
And if memory serves, the last Labour government didn't give nurses massive pay rises either. However, they did give already very well paid GPs a humungous 50% pay rise AND they took away the requirement to provide out of hours care and stuff like home visits. Yet the Tories get blasted for actually acting in a responsible fiscal fashion towards what is a massive financial black hole.
Edited by Saintslass, 13 March 2014 - 09:24 PM.