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The $265,000 job that no one wants






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There is a doctor's job in New Zealand. It pays US$265,000 a year. There is no weekend work. The job is four days a week, with 12 weeks' holiday. Houses in the area are cheap. The current doctor is leaving. He cannot find a replacement. No one wants the job. People want to live in the city and not in the countryside.

Last year, the doctor could not go on holiday. He could not find anyone to replace him. He has been in the town for 30 years. He loves the countryside. He wants to retire and give his patients to another doctor. His work keeps him busy. He said: "I would like to stay but I hit my head against a brick wall trying to attract doctors."

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