Ben@Forest wrote:Cugel wrote:carpetcleaner wrote:NHS doctors and nurses are paid much more than the average wage and therefore have no money problems - or shouldn't have.
As we are told they are special people with a vocation I'd find it difficult to believe any of them contemplate leaving the NHS for higher paid work elsewhere.
Selling your skills to the highest bidder is the kind of behaviour ordinary people indulge in.
That's a nice little explanation. Very clear and simple. Very simple.
I think there is some merit in looking at why people choose careers, in the caring and education sectors it can't always be about 'vocation'.
My sister and a sister-in law are teachers, on the whole l think they like it and are good at it, but both chose it because despite whatever extra hours they may do it fits in well with having children; my sister changed careers because of that. I also once met a teacher who was a keen cyclist, frankly he seemed bored with teaching, he did it for five weeks away cycling in Europe every summer. He actually told me that was the best thing about teaching.
There is indeed merit in it. Insinuations cloaked in weak syllogisms don't add anything to understanding such questions though.