They're ahead of you - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -fear.html
It's attracted some unusually sensible comments, which is probably why it didn't stay on the main page for long:
Serious over-reaction. She's NOT being asked to choose between her job and her faith, she's being asked to remove a piece of jewellery. I'm not aware of anywhere in the bible where it states christians have to wear a necklace at all times. Rules are there for a reason and in hospitals its a very good reason as anything which reduces the risk of infection has to be good.
- Dale, Glasgow
Tell her to stop being such a drama-queen!! There is a WHOLE lot more to being a Christian than 'wearing' a cross. The Bible says to 'carry your cross daily', not to wear it like a pretty little pendant! This is not about choosing Faith over work!
I am a Christian and I think things like this are just silly and don't help the name of Christ. Sure, we will suffer persecution, but not over silly things like this. Take the cross off, and bring your Bible to work instead!
- Peter R, Bournemouth, UK, 23/5/2009 16:33
I think this lady is imagining a religious bias where none exists. I work in an NHS hospital and the rules about jewellery are exactly the same as at HER hospital. It's a sensible rule.
- Vivienne, Newcastle UK, 23/5/2009 15:21
Some point out that this has been the rule for decades, it has nothing to do with PC or any of the Mail's usual suspects. But there are always a few who know best -
You silly incompetent "managers". Who apart from you ascribes rampant MRSA & Co to anything other than too many managers and too few doctyors and nurses. The next minister of health should demand every existing manager prepare a justification for his/her employment and then transfer their salaries and allowances to the front-line troops.
- John Neal, Chania, 23/5/2009 16:08 10
I think what irritates me more is the people who cannot see what is wrong with the argument that, because other things which are a bit essential to the job (like, um, clothes) carry a risk of infection, therefore something totally inessential which also carries a risk should be allowed, for instance -
if the health trust cleaned all the nurses uniforms in their laundry rather than leave it up to the nurses that would be a much more effective infection control than asking nurses to remove their cross which in any event is covered! It's a pity that these people waste our money with their petty bureacratic nonsense they are no better than the mp's claiming unreasonable levels of expenses. Whoever is in charge of the nhs health and safety resonsible for all this nonsense needs firing!
- jonathan, manchester, 23/5/2009 16:10
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And only a Mailite could drag MPs' expenses into this one.