Wave of 'Trash' Applicants Now Want $267K Doctor Job

NZ doctor has few real candidates, is getting bashed by residents
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Wave of 'Trash' Applicants Now Want $267K Doctor Job
It's "an abominable situation," says Dr. Alan Kenny.   (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

(Newser) – Dr. Alan Kenny hoped getting the word out about a half-share in his medical practice in rural New Zealand—which comes with a $267,000 annual salary and three months of vacation—would result in a candidate that could help ease his stress. Instead, it's left him in "an abominable situation," he tells the Guardian. Kenny says he's been overwhelmed with applications, but 99% are "trash." To boot, Kenny says residents are bashing him after learning what doctors earn in a town with an average annual income of $11,500. "If a meaningful candidate emerges from this horrible experience I will be very surprised," Kenny says. (Read more New Zealand stories.)

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