Carer pay morally justified?

LETTER

Some of the most important and demanding jobs are those that the vast majority of people simply wouldn’t do, or lack the extraordinary personal qualities that are required.

Yet in many cases such jobs are among the lowest-paid.

A friend of mine was complaining to her local MP about the low wages of people who care for dementia patients. She asked how such low pay could be morally justified.

The politician replied that they must love their job, to which my friend retorted:

“Then you must hate yours!”

Martin Hanson, Nelson

Some of the most important and demanding jobs are those that the vast majority of people simply wouldn’t do, or lack the extraordinary personal qualities that are required.

Yet in many cases such jobs are among the lowest-paid.

A friend of mine was complaining to her local MP about the low wages of people who care for dementia patients. She asked how such low pay could be morally justified.

The politician replied that they must love their job, to which my friend retorted:

“Then you must hate yours!”

Martin Hanson, Nelson

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