Canadian Doctors Protest Their Own Pay Raises... Because Equality?
There are people in this world who fall a bit under the weather upstairs. People of limited mental capacity. Brainless dullards. We know these people exist because we often hear them writhing in protest. We just didn't expect them to be doctors. Ah well, that's Canada for you.
Apparently hundreds of Canadian doctors are protesting their own pay raises. Their reason is spelled out below. Give it a gander if you have a few extra brain cells to spare.
In Canada, more than 500 doctors and residents, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting their own pay raises.
"We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations," the letter says. The group say they are offended that they would receive raises when nurses and patients are struggling.
"These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years and the centralization of power in the Ministry of Health," reads the letter.
The doctors are having a fit of the angries. They dislike that they earn more than nurses and clerks who have vastly different skills, training and education. Too unfair.
Now, to be fair, many nurses in various different countries do work too many hours for too little pay. Alas, Canada has a socialist public healthcare system wherein nurses get even more royally shafted. More patients, more work, less resources. Doctors want these resources allocated differently. It's not up to them. Public systems don't have access to the same benefits many private ones do (see Dutch Healthcare Shames Down Syndrome Man. For Costing 'Too Much'). The work-pay ratio isn't solved by sprinkling a little socialism on top.
If these doctors are truly enraged by the pay disparity, perhaps they should take a hard look at socialism (see ENGLAND: Government Overreaches into Healthcare. Doctors Strike Mid-Operations). They claim they believe in "a strong public system." But it's that very public system which wreaks havoc on medical staff's workload, schedule and pay. Not to mention the mess it subjects patients to. These problems are courtesy of the fetid fecal monstrosity which calls itself socialized medicine.
Hear it from a Canadian: