3rd May 2016

So, Junior Doctors again.

I’ve seen quite a bit of misleading “facts” online over the last couple of days of people in support of Junior Doctors.

If you read my last piece you might think I don’t fall in the same category, however, I support all professions whose working conditions are being negatively impacted providing the action is carried out in the correct manner and with actual facts.

Let’s just debunk some of the myths here:

1 – Jeremy Hunt is trying to cut Junior Doctors wages

Actually, Jeremy Hunt isn’t trying to do ANYTHING.  Jeremy Hunt is the Health Secretary and he’s carrying out the actions of the manifesto set out by the Conservatives when YOU voted them in.

It doesn’t matter who the Health Secretary is, this would still be happening and if Jeremy was to resign now his successor would STILL be carrying this out.

With regards to pay, the Government are actually RAISING Junior Doctors pay rate.

 

2 – Jeremy Hunt wants us to work longer hours

         Again, it’s not Jeremy, it’s the Government.

And actually, they don’t want you to work longer hours, they want you work LESS hours.

Junior Doctors will be limited to 72 hours a week, they believe they should be able to work 96 as is the current limit.

Maybe this is where they get the “pay cut” angle from.

 

3 – We’re expected to work 7 days

                No YOU’RE not.  The NHS is EXPECTED to cover hospitals for 7 days instead of 5.

                There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  People get sick and have accidents every day of the week, not just on weekdays.

                So you personally are not expected to work 7 days a week, but your shift patterns would include weekends.

                The capped working hours as set out in the previous point would not allow you work 7 days a week.

 

4 – We’re understaffed but Jeremy Hunt won’t sanction any more staff

                You are understaffed, correct; it’s a shit situation – nobody is arguing with that.

                However, I think you’ll find it’s the BMA who are blocking taking on more staff.

 

To sum up, the Government, through Jeremy Hunt are trying to extend hospital cover to 7 days, cutting the number of hours a Junior Doctor CAN work but increasing their pay rate to make up for the loss of potential hours.

How can that not be right?

Who in their right mind wants to extend their working week from 72 hours to 96?  And should doctors, not just juniors be able to?  I’d rather be treated by someone who’s had a good 8 hours sleep the previous night than 8 hours sleep in the previous week.

This shows a level of greed.  Even if the junior doctors were on minimum wage of £7.20 an hour, which they’re not, 72 hours at that rate would be almost £520 a week.

Which comes out about £25K a year, give or take.  That is still above the national average.

The actual figures can be seen from the BMA site here:

http://www.bma.org.uk/support-at-work/pay-fees-allowances/pay-scales/juniors-pay-england

Personally, I believe doctors, nurses and the armed forces should all be better paid but that’s a story for a different day.

Yes, the NHS is in a mess, yes Jeremy Hunt might be a bit of a wand but this isn’t his doing, it’s driven by manifest as I said earlier.

If you didn’t want the Tories in you should have voted for someone else, if you even bothered to take your arse to the voting station in the first place.

This, my friends, is the price of apathy. 

 

Britain's Got New Judges

So it turns out Britain's Got Talent will have a new controversial judge for the next series

 

Let's get ready to Crumble.

When did boxers become so fucking stupid?

Admittedly I’ve not been a boxing fan since the 80’s. 

Watching the likes of Barry McGuigan and Sugar Ray Leonard, not forgetting Mike Tyson beating a hapless, pre-meltdown Frank “Know what I mean, ‘arry” Bruno was as good as it got.

There was no shit taking before a fight, Saturday night came, you got your arse sat down with a glass of Tizer and you watched the fight.

These days it seems there’s more action in the pre-match weigh in and interviews than there is in the matches themselves.

Case in point is the very odd behaviour of Tyson “The Caravan” Fury, a man who basically seems to lack common sense, tolerance or social skills.

He’s like an autistic Karnov.

But he does have millions of pounds in the bank so that’s alright.

His recent weigh in saw him pitch up 4 stone overweight, talking about how he hates boxing and he’s going to get beaten by his opponent, Vladimir Klitschko.

It’s clearly all mind games, trying to lure Klitschko into a false sense of security, and I’m sure he’s not so dumb that he doesn’t know this.

If your chosen career is to fight another bloke then just get on with it and pack in all the pre-match slanging and willy waving.

If it does have to be a necessary part of pre-match build up then at least make it a bit more amusing than “I’m going to punch his head in”.

Here’s some you can use, all royalties to be paid to the "Michael Watson Ring Sting Foundation":

By the time I’m done with him, he’ll be in a coma

The aim of the game is to turn this sucker into a drooling vegetable

I’m going to hit him so hard he’ll be on the Variety Club Sunshine bus in weeks

I’ma hit this fool so hard he’ll look and think like he’s Harvey Price

You’re welcome.

 

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And Finally...

Yes siree, Bob.  We got ourselves a new Facebook Fuckwitt in Facebook Fuckwitt Corner.

See y'all next time.

 

 

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