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Jane Bates: My wish for a life without emotional blackmail

Unfair pressure to do extra work is the bane of a nurse’s life, says Jane Bates

Unfair pressure to do extra work is the bane of a nurse’s life, says Jane Bates

Better pay, better weather, better food. This is what a hospital in Dusseldorf is offering to lure Polish nurses away from Britain after Brexit. I wonder if they would take a superannuated British nurse with a GCSE in German? No, I thought not.

What would entice me away from these shores, if I were footloose and fancy-free? Better pay, of course. Sunshine too. But I would want more than that – I would need a promise that there would be no emotional blackmail. This low form of coercion is the bane of a nurse’s life.

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