Quote from Fiona59
The grass is always greener elsewhere, here it's only green five months of the year.
She's SO right! It's white at this moment in time...
But seriously, Fiona makes some good points:
1- Workload issues will only get worse. The Full Capacity Protocol is even finding its way into the ICUs. One of the units at the University which has and is staffed for 16 beds was housing 19 patients yesterday. In order to achieve that, there were two patients in each of 4 single rooms.
2- Our utilities were deregulated a half dozen or so years ago, but into a market where there is no competition so rates are whatever the monolpy wants them to be. I'm paying more than twice as much for electricity as I paid in Manitoba for a larger house with two more people in it. The price of housing has more than doubled in the last couple of years and rents are rising at as much as 100% every 6 months. We pay more for gasoline that they do in Toronto, even though it's refined in our backyards.
3- The number of homeless in our cities and towns has skyrocketed along with rents and housing prices, and in this climate, you know that's a disaster on several levels. From a public health point of view, it's a pandemic.
So don't just look at rates of pay when you decide where to live and work. There's more to life than a big paycheque.