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What a complaint

Student nurses do not earn enough, for example, to qualify for the new childcare provisions.

Average age of student nurse in the 18 to 21 range. Average age of UK primagravidae, 29 to 30.

6 thoughts on “What a complaint”

  1. Average age of UK primagravidae, 29 to 30.

    That’s changed. I can remember back in the 70s a friend of mine was surprised to be called “an elderly primagravida” by her doctor. She was 27 and the term was applied to anyone over 25.

  2. Why would we want to train such women, who are then going to be flaky in terms of productivity, gaining seniority etc? Especially when there’s something like double the number of applicants as nursing places.

  3. My wife was talking to a young nurse and telling her how she trained in her late 20’s after having a child and my taking on childcare duties and that she worked 2 part time jobs to make ends meet and pay for childcare where needed
    The younger nurse was surprised and said nobody would do that today

  4. The idea that students should have child care begs the question “what is the raison d’etre of childcare, other than exempting rich women (and/or women married to rich men) from any responsibilities?”

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