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"We're having a whip round for Susan Wood. TVNZ are trying to cut her salary by one hundred thousand dollars..." "Let me empty this bedpan and I'll get right on to it..." 4 November, 2005.

Reference Number: DCDL-0000404

The scene takes place in a hospital ward where we see a large nurse attending to a patient who is on a bedpan. Into the ward rushes a pretty young nurse who breathlessly tells the sad tale of TVNZ news presenter, Susan Wood's threatened loss of $100,000 of salary. The nurse with the bedpan asks the young nurse to wait for her to finish her task and then she will presumably get her purse and contribute to the whip round. Susan Wood in fact won her court case and did not have her salary reduced. There was a lot of indignation at the insensitivity of such huge salaries being in contention when most people manage on one tenth of what Susan Wood is earning. There is a comment here also on the generosity and altruism of many people, especially nurses, as here.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Susan Marie Wood, Thomas Scott, The Dominion Post (Newspaper), Television news anchors, Television news anchors - Salaries, etc., Bedpans, Charity, Altruism, Wealth, Hospital wards and Nurses - Salaries, etc..

Part of:
Scott, Thomas, 1947- :[Digital cartoons published from 27 July 2005 onwards in the Dominion Post. Includes a selection of digital cartoons from 2003-], Reference Number DC-Group-0025 (778 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 150 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 2504 x 1790. Single art work

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