Dear Lynda Reynolds,
Your thoughts and reasoning behind your comment are admirable in an ideal and utopian world. However the rest of us live in the real world with mouths to feed and bills to pay just the same as people who work in "firms doing paperwork". We all work hard under tremendous pressures and stress and are prepared to make sacrifices often financially, and in our personal lives to do a job we love. Unfortunately successive governments over the years have taken advantage of our ethos and we have arrived at the situation we have today, where people are pushed beyond the limit and reluctantly concluding that enough is enough.
Yes people are leaving the profession and yes others will take their place. But ask yourself this question. If you were at the start of your working life with your hopes and dreams in front of you. Then having seen the state of things as they stand today for people working in the NHS, would you seriously consider devoting your whole working life to healthcare, or would you opt to work for the firm doing paperwork who attract, recruit, and retain their valued staff by order of remuneration?
Ill leave you with this thought
"our aim is to have a society where hard work is rewarded." David Cameron.