AN understaffed Prague clinic has signed up nurses by offering boob jobs, liposuction and tummy tucks as a bonus.
Nurses, doctors and secretaries who sign up with the small private clinic for three years can choose their free plastic surgery.
“It has been a success,” Jiri Schweitzer, a manager at the Iscare clinic, said, adding the establishment was now fully staffed and had to reject dozens of beauty-hunting job applicants.
Petra Kalivodova, a 31-year-old nurse who has been working at the clinic for four years, has had a breast implants – the most popular choice among nurses – so she underwent liposuction for her signing on perk.
“I have mentioned this to colleagues and friends, and the interest in working here is huge,” she said.
The clinic charges up to 75,000 koruna ($5060) for a breast implant, almost three times the average nurse’s monthly wage, and up to €1880 ($3380) for liposuction.
Many Czech nurses have been tempted out of the country by higher wages offered in western European nations and the Czech health system now needs about 6000 nurses in addition to the 90,000 it already employs, according to official data.