Joanna Hickey is a nurse from Ireland that took it to Twitter to share her pay slip for a fortnight’s work, and it all amounted to €1,120.80 ($1,285). Her post has since gone viral, and many people were actually shocked that she earns so little.
She decided to share the picture after there was a dispute over the salaries between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and the government, and she also shared that she supports the planned strike for the end of the month. This is what she posted:
Her following series of tweets described her skills and responsibilities she has on the job:
She also added that she takes just three hours of parental leave a week, because working 45 hours a week and being a mom is hard as hell! Her post was flooded with comments from people who were in absolute shock at what she earns:
The strike is planned to go ahead on January 30, and the INMO is refusing to work over the low-wage and staff-retention issues.