In a bold move, junior doctors across the UK are demanding a one-time payment of £2000 each to aid in their emigration to Australia. The doctors, who are feeling overworked and underpaid, claim that the cost of living in the UK is simply too high and that they can no longer tolerate the grueling hours and paltry salaries.
“I mean, have you seen the price of a pint in London lately?” one junior doctor remarked. “It’s ridiculous! And don’t even get me started on the state of the NHS.”
The doctors claim that the one-time payment would be just enough to cover the cost of travel and settling down in Australia, where they say they would be treated with more respect and given a better quality of life.
“We’re not asking for much,” another junior doctor chimed in. “Just enough to help us start a new life in a new country, away from the stresses and strains of the UK healthcare system.”
However, the demand for a one-time payment has raised eyebrows among some in the medical community, who worry that it may set a dangerous precedent.
“If we start giving in to these kinds of demands, where does it end?” one senior doctor questioned. “Before we know it, we’ll be handing out bonuses left and right just to keep our doctors from leaving the country.”
Despite the concerns, the junior doctors remain steadfast in their demand for the one-time payment, insisting that it is a small price to pay to retain the talented medical professionals that the UK so desperately needs.
“Look, we love our patients and we love our work,” one doctor explained. “But at the end of the day, we need to look out for ourselves too. And if that means emigrating to Australia, then so be it.”