Overwhelmed by the scale of the Covid-19 crisis, many caregivers are feeling the impact of the first wave. According to a recent study, one in four is now thinking of changing jobs. This is the case of Thomas Laurent, who only passes in front of the hospital where he worked for fifteen years as a nurse. For him, the Covid-19 crisis was revealing. The lack of means and the lack of consideration got the better of his motivation. “When we are understaffed, the workload does not decrease, so we do our care faster, and worse. For me and many of my colleagues, it is heartbreaking”, he explains. So Thomas Laurent decided to retrain to become a bookseller.
In Belgium, Nolwenn Le Bonzec made the same decision. Six months ago, the former nurse swapped her blouse for a pastry apron and the tart colors of the cupcakes she cooks with love. “If I had continued, I think I would have had a depression. It was no longer possible, I couldn’t even go to work, I knew we were going to have to work very quickly, with too much patients “, she recalls. With her new job, Nolwenn Le Bonzec comes back to life.