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Plastic surgery as a hiring incentive

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Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

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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Ilithya

Specializes in Med/Surg/Pedi.

Haha, I would LOVE a plastic surgery benefit.

Multicollinearity, BSN, RN

Specializes in Acute Care Psych, DNP Student. Has 4 years experience.

Blech. I'd rather have a bonus to invest in a retirement account.

My girls could do with an anti-gravity fix:D

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN. Has 26 years experience.

This is so funny and cool at the same time

nerdtonurse?, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Telemetry.

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.

labcat01, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, CVICU.

I don't know if that is insulting or awesome?!?!?

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?

ImMrBill3, RN

Specializes in ICU, Home Health Care, End of Life, LTC. Has 2 years experience.

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.:jester:

Teresag_CNS

Specializes in ICU, trauma, gerontology, wounds. Has 34 years experience.

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.

greenbeanio

Specializes in mental health. Has 3 years experience.

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

DeepFriedRN

Has 8 years experience.

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:D..To each his own, I guess...

Um are the breast enhancements going to pay for my braces and eyeglasses? Just curious...

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.

The article does mention child care as an additional incentive and Checkloslavakia is very generous with it's maternity leave and PTO ( 22 weeks with 75% of salary). Dental care and eye care are free. All healthcare is free in Checkloslavakia. So no one need worry about forgoing braces and glasses for a little nip/tuck.

With the price of gas what it is in Europe though, I'd get the lipo instead of the car.

I love my cat!

Specializes in ER, PACU, Med-Surg, Hospice, LTC. Has 18 years experience.

How about providing child care and paid time off for pregnancies, child rearing, family caregiving, etc.? I'm disgusted.

Well, this actually discriminates against people that have made the choice to: not reproduce, cannot reproduce or just do not want to follow the whole family 'life script™'.

ZanatuBelmont

Specializes in Rehabilitation; LTC; Med-Surg.

Oh now what an excellent benefit! Haha! *I'm serious*

MissBehavin

Specializes in Telemetry, ER, Trauma ICU.

I guess it is a cool benefit, if you like plastic surgery. However not for 1,000 a month salary! LOL. I might be more inclined to like it if the pay was good, AND THEN their were benefits like surgery. (The cherry on top, kind of deal) :)

LPN-Rena

Specializes in LTC.

Where is this facility located and is it still hiring?

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