Should NHS workers be paid more money than a footballer?

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Well have you ever thought that an NHS worker is paid less than a footballer? Is this ok? Should we do something about it?

Well I personally think that it is ridiculous that the people who are trying to fight for peoples life's dont get paid more and this is why I think it- So firstly footballers just do their job because they enjoy it or for other people's entertainmenot but I know for sure that saving someone's life is much more important than letting other people have entertainment. Secondly I believe that not every one enjoys watching the football, whereas i believe that every one likes NHS workers as they are sacrificing some of their spare time to help other people. Thirdly I think that if the country had a vote then in my opinion I believe that others would vote for the NHS workers because you don't need football but you need the NHS workers to help you.

What could we do to stop this???

To sort this situation we as a community could politely ask if the footballers could give just a certain percentage of their money to the NHS even just 5% or 10% anything can help. Or football could raise money for the NHS, for example when you go to a football stadium they normally sell football merch, so maybe they could make a fundraiser pot for the NHS. This would be a good idea because there is alot of people that watch the football so majority of them might consider giving just as small as 20p.

What do you think? Please comment down below if you have any more suggestions on how to stop this or raise money.

Thankyou for reading my post, by genius_chocolate

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    23 Mar 2020

    I do not think that the NHS should be paid more as firstly, 20% of the government's money (including some of the footballers' salary), therefore a footballer's money already diminishes so it would be quite unfair if the NHS's enlarges. In addition to my recent point, football is actually like the NHS, as it makes you mentally healthy and shields you from depression or anxiety and it is better to be exposed to the outside air rather than to be confined in the walls of your house. Being happy is very beneficial for your health as it boosts your immune system, which is the only thing we have to protect ourselves from the Coronavirus. Happiness can also prevent obesity, meaning it would save the NHS money for promoting healthy choices. In conclusion, I do not think the NHS should be paid more due to the reasons given above.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reliable_fig | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    24 Mar 2020

    I think that the NHS staff should definitely get paid more than they are currently getting but I don't think that they should be paid more than a footballer. I understand what you are saying about the NHS staff fighting for people's lives but if you think about what Boris Johnson said in his speech last night, over 7,000 of the staff went back to working for the NHS and the average Football player gets around 2 million if not more a year! So if we were to increase over a million of the NHS staff's income from around 25,000-2 million it would be impossible because the NHS don't have nearly enough money to give all the NHS staff over 2 million. I personally think they should get paid more because they put their lives at risk to save others which is very kind of them. As a scenario I think the footballers should put some of their money into the NHS trust or they should just be paid 1.5 million instead and give that money to the NHS.
    thanks for reading,
    reliable_fig

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      reliable_fig's comment 24 Mar 2020

      This is a very well-reasoned comment, well done. Have you heard of any famous people donating money to help fight the coronavirus?

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  • Hammond School logo magnificent_cricket | Hammond Junior School E
    24 Mar 2020

    I think it is crazy how footballers roll around on the floor for £1000 when the NHS is under a lot of pressure.

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  • Hammond School logo magnificent_cricket | Hammond Junior School E
    24 Mar 2020

    Anyway if the footballers get injured it is certain that they will rely on the NHS.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      magnificent_cricket's comment 24 Mar 2020

      How certain can we be? Is it possible that they would use private medical insurance?

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      1. Hammond School logo magnificent_cricket | Hammond Junior School E
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 27 Mar 2020

        If they needed a ambulance then they will rely on the NHS beause ambulance come from the NHS.

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  • The Sherwood School giving_orangutan | The Sherwood School
    24 Mar 2020

    In my opinion, a NHS worker should be paid more than a footballer because the NHS staff are risking their lives to save someone else they can have a disease that can spread to them in a matter of minutes which is not very good. If a footballer gets injured or has a type of disease the NHS will obviously work to their full potential to make sure that the player is good enough for the next game. The NHS are the people that try and save everyone's lives which is the reason most of us are alive today. They should be paid more than a footballer because football only brings people happiness because they may support a team and they won however, the NHS brings people happiness and save lives which is most likely to happen in everyone's old age.

    That is the reason I think that the NHS should be paid more than a footballer

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  • Hammond School logo great_fruit | Hammond Junior School D
    24 Mar 2020

    I think that the NHS should be payed more than a football player because they save lives and help people when they are ill and what has a football player ever done to save lives and help the ill they just play foot ball and live posh lives.

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    24 Mar 2020

    I'd never really thought about this, but after you brought it up in this post I have come to agree that footballers shouldn't get more money than NHS workers, and I will say why.

    One of the most well-known and best footballers of all time, Lionel Messi, earns a yearly sum that we couldn't even dream of making in our entire lives. He earns $40 million every single year, the most in the world. Another source of income is his sponsors; from that he gets a huge amount of $27 million every year. All of this money comes primarily from his talent at playing football, something that we don't need. Something we do need, however, is the NHS. We would die without it, even healthy people need to see their local doctor every now and then for a quick check-up. But the people who keep that running (doctors, nurses, dentists) only earn a yearly amount of £26,217 - their workers earn £17,047 to £49,810 depending on the significance of their role. That is only a fraction of the amount of a footballer's wage when their job in society is arguably 10x more important than a footballer's. But we have to look into the reason footballers earn more. While their role is important, NHS workers aren’t “celebrities”, and footballers are if they’re good enough. I think that is what makes footballers higher-earning than NHS workers, even though they shouldn’t be. Another reason footballers earn more money than NHS workers, I think, is because people want a distraction from their everyday lives, and a great way to do that is by watching sports, and football is especially popular among them. If something bad is going on with someone’s job, they would not want to think about it, and to get distracted from it they could watch football or another sport.

    As a conclusion, it is wrong that footballers earn more than the NHS’ staff, but I think there is no real way to change that. If we politely asked the government to change it I don’t think they would agree: for one, many people don’t know the real benefits of the NHS, meaning they like football more. But also, even if they agree, the government can’t change the amount footballers and paid as that is the responsibility of the player’s club, and they certainly wouldn’t agree because their players might leave because of the decrease in their payment.

    by @succinct__leaves

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      succinct_leaves's comment 24 Mar 2020

      Lots of good reasons. Are sports people allowed to be paid very large sums in other sports or has there been regulation introduced?

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    24 Mar 2020

    People who play other sports (like cricket, rugby or golf) are being paid a lot of money - more than NHS workers - but it is not as much because football is more popular amongst people.

    by @succinct__leaves

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    25 Mar 2020

    I agree, genius_chocolate. The NHS work incredibly hard to keep us healthy, and footballers are just doing what they enjoy on television. While the NHS are a vital service, football is just entertainment. However, not all sportsmen are highly paid, and not all NHS workers are underpaid.

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    1. Hammond School logo genius_chocolate | Hammond Junior School B
      happy_politics's comment 25 Mar 2020

      I agree with you that not all NHS workers are under paid and all of the footballers are overpaid but most of the time unfortunately the NHS workers get paid less than a footballer. For example an average footballer gets up to £2.1 million a year and the better player you are the higher amount of money you get. Unfortunately NHS workers only get £16641 a year which is a lot less but again the better doctor you are the more money you get. That is a big difference and I still don’t think this is fair at all.

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  • global-conversation.png wonderful_keyboard | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    NHS workers should be paid more than footballers not only in these corona era but at all times.If you are an NHS worker,it's your job to save lives and also to risk your life for people so their job is a do or die job so they must be payed more than the footballers.

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