Friday, 8 May 2020

CONTROVERSIAL POST,


I know I'm asking for a few trolls here but I just feel I have to post regarding the clapping that goes on each Thursday night to supposedly support the NHS.

My youngest son is a nurse who works hard for small wages.
He has been working in Intensive Care with Corona patients garbed in the uncomfortable and hot  outfits required to keep safe.

I just wonder if these same people who are standing grinning at each other whilst ringing bells, whooping and clapping will be there to support our Doctors and Nurses for better conditions and pay when this is all over ?????

Just a thought.


12 comments:

  1. I agree. I don't go outside to clap, they wont hear it. My late Mum was a nurse and I have utmost respect for them. Many out there clapping and taking videos are simply glory seekers.

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  2. They all do a wonderful job. They should all get wage rises and better conditions.

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  3. We realised at 8.15 last night that we had forgotten to go out..... I wasn't going to do it last week and did at the last minute, just out of the window rather than at the end of the drive. I feel that it was OK the first time to show appreciation, ......but when do we stop? Who else might we be asked to clap for. There was a point where it was suggested clapping for various other people/institutions.......where do you draw the line? Clapping won't give the wonderful NHS people more pay which is what they should have.

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  4. For the past 13 years I have had excellent service from the NHS, mainly in Wales, and I applaud them 100%. Over that time I have been referred to various departments for different health issues and they have all attended to me efficiently and with care and respect. I remember being astounded once when I saw the thickness of my file compared to the others stacked there in that department. I have certainly had my money's worth from the NHS and I would personally give all NHS staff a rise in salary if I could. Let's hope that there are more changes for the better when this is over, if it will ever be.

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  5. I highly doubt they will be. They'll all move on to something else.

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  6. I was a nurse, went straight into training as a student nurse when I left school, I absolutely loved it, even when there were some very tiring and upsetting shifts. In the last 5 years because of my arm fracture I have had 5 stays in hospitals. I tried to be a good patient I always said thank you for the smallest act for me.. all the nursing staff were very kind and as I had to have my front 'tush' wiped I was very grateful! Yes I will vote for more money for them, they deserve every penny.

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  7. I have the utmost respect for anyone who works on the coal face of the NHS, it's a job I never considered training for, because I wouldn't be able to do it. Clapping is futile, it's not going to help them put food on the table and pay their rent. Top and middle management should be sorted out, are managers pulling their weight, can some of the branches be trimmed and people paid exactly what they are worth. Then there might be a bit more for the hardest workers at the bottom end of the scale.

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  8. More than once I have wondered that, too, and thought that although the applause is okay, for far too many it is the easy way out and does little more than salve their conscience and make them feel they have done enough. It's not enough. There has to be recognition of all the lower wage earners who are in the thick of this, whether they are in the health care system or at the grocery store or any other service that is necessary right now. And that support will be needed just as much after the crisis is over and governments are back to some kind of normal operations.

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  9. I feel the same really and hope that the all workers at present helping to keep us safe in all aspects of daily life will be rewarded with better pay and conditions. That would be a good way to say thank you to them all:)

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  10. I have the utmost respect for Doctors and Nurses, and anyone working in a hospital, even before this all kicked off. It's a job, that I know I could not do, that and teaching to me are more a vocation than just a job, you have to want to do it merely than just show up and do your shift. Those who work in that profession do deserve a decent wage for what they do, without a doubt, but will there be any money in the pot for pay rises for anyone when this is all over? with the Government paying furlough and already writing the NHS debt off plus getting the economy going again, it's going to be a very difficult.
    We have already been told our management that there will be no pay rise or bonus this year, and I accept that as a result of this virus, businesses will need to get back on track, the result of this will be with us for a few years I think.
    I agree with your first comment, management of the NHS needs to be sorted, as with any big organisation there are too many managers passing the buck.
    I'm not standing out and clapping every week, but that does not mean that I don't appreciate all that they have done, a big, big Thank You to your son, and anyone else who is working to keep the UK going in this difficult time.

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  11. The NHS are as wonderful as they can be with the limited funds they have.
    Thank you for your son and his colleagues, their dedication is priceless.

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