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Old 18th June 2010, 13:20
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Whatís all this about replacing hospital staff in Stirlingshire with robots? Canít say I would like to be cared for by a fork lift truck. Some of our old matrons were not a pretty sight but at least they were half way human. I am not liking this modern thinking at all.
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Old 19th June 2010, 11:43
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I have to agree with you there 100% Crofter! New technology has its place, but when there is so much unemployment do we really need to bring automation in to places where human contact is extremely important?
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Old 19th June 2010, 11:55
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I only hope you guys are kidding.. robots?! that's sad.
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Old 19th June 2010, 17:06
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we wish we were, but... Hi-tech robots give nurses helping hand!
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Old 19th June 2010, 22:45
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I'm sure no one needs a job over there.... that much that's going in... they could hire staff.. and more health care professionals and provide better health services... didn't realize there was so much extra left in the budget that you guys were able to employ robots...
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Old 20th June 2010, 01:19
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You are quite right JC, it beggars belief, people losing their jobs by the thousand daily, people dying by the hundred for lack of care. Our public services inundated with Eastern Europeans who cannot understand what they are being told or asked. This state of affairs cannot go on much longer without something having to give.

Did I read somewhere that you have secured a position in this country. You better hurry before they give it to a robot.
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Old 20th June 2010, 21:19
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Well, I did hear that the new government may crack down on immigration. I'd hate to be bested by a robot. I have been helping a lady inthe UK (who ironically works for NHS) with her father's recovery after a stroke. I won't even begin to horrify you with the healthcare disparity there. I'm shocked that patients are treated that way.... probably due to lack of staff... but I guess if they can hire robots... must not be too bad.

I start interviewing soon. I'll probably snatch one of the first jobs offered to me just so I can get a work visa... then move where I want... I just hope it's not the pits....
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