Just wanted to share the following comment written by a young doctor on facebook.
You've got a job that cost you £60,000 and 6 years of your life to
train for. You're on a wage which, including all the extra hours you work
for free, is barely minimum wage. Your daily work consists of trying to
keep people alive and caring for people and their families that you
can't do that for.
Your boss comes in and says he wants you to
work longer hours, more on evenings and weekends. And he wants to cut
your pay by 30% and nobody else will employ you to do your job because
nobody else can. He tells you that you don't work hard enough. He shows
you a graph he says shows evidence that people are dying more at the
weekend but he's holding it upside down and clearly has no idea how to
interpret it. He tells you to sign the new contract or leave. He tells
all your friends that your lying about how hard you work, how much money
you will earn and how much "better" your contract will be.
You don't want to leave and he knows you don't want to leave so he thinks he can do what he wants.
But ultimately you will leave and so will everyone else who works at
the job because it's not a safe or humane job any more, allowing him to
dissolve the company and sell it off to the highest bidder.
He's even written a book detailing his entire master plan.
Don't let him kill the NHS.