Plastic surgery as a hiring incentive

  1. PRAGUE-When Petra Kalivodova, a 31-year-old nurse, was considering whether to renew her contract at a private health clinic here, special perks helped clinch the deal: free German lessons, five weeks of vacation, and a range of plastic-surgery options, including complimentary silicone-enhanced breasts.

    "I would rather have plastic surgery than a free car," said Ms. Kalivodova, who opted for cosmetic breast surgery that would normally cost 2,600, or about $3,500, as well as liposuction on her thighs and stomach. These were physical enhancements, she said, that she could not afford on her 1,000 a month salary.


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  3. by   Ilithya
    Haha, I would LOVE a plastic surgery benefit.
  4. by   Multicollinearity
    Blech. I'd rather have a bonus to invest in a retirement account.
  5. by   2BSure
    My girls could do with an anti-gravity fix
  6. by   madwife2002
    This is so funny and cool at the same time
  7. by   nerdtonurse?
    I'd rather have real dental insurance and a prescription eyeglass plan that didn't include me having to buy glasses first, and then wait for 3 months to get my money back.
  8. by   labcat01
    I don't know if that is insulting or awesome?!?!?
  9. by   AragornSkywalker
    Awesome! I wish I can get augmentative surgery benefits, these human appendages are really limiting. Am I the only one who thinks patient care can be vastly improved if nurses can punch through walls?
  10. by   ImMrBill3, RN
    Quote from AragornSkywalker
    Awesome! I wish I can get augmentative surgery benefits, these human appendages are really limiting. Am I the only one who thinks patient care can be vastly improved if nurses can punch through walls?
    Me I want the third arm with an eye in the palm.
  11. by   Teresag_CNS
    I vote for insulting on the basis of sexism. Does this strategy help recruit male nurses? What about we females who are quite happy with our imperfect bodies? How about providing child care and paid time off for pregnancies, child rearing, family caregiving, etc.? I'm disgusted.
  12. by   greenbeanio
    I dunno - there are male patients at plastic surgery clinics too! I'm thinking of some pretty saggy men I've know who might welcome a nip and a tuck!

    I think it would be a good idea to offer a range of perks and those who want surgery more than anything else could choose that. To each his own
  13. by   DeepFriedRN
    Well, it must not be too insulting--people are taking 'em up on it... Me? I'd take the car. New racks are nice, but they can't drive you to work..To each his own, I guess...
  14. by   Uniquemoi04
    Um are the breast enhancements going to pay for my braces and eyeglasses? Just curious...

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