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The following satirical piece was written by a nurse aid with nursing home experience in the Australian aged care market. It gives a view of the system from a disgusted worker at the bottom of the pile - one with little chance of changing the system.

Over a decade since the original article was written and sadly, still relevant. It drives home the fact that in many homes, management's prime interest is the amount of money that can be squeezed from the care of the residents. Some call it "wrinkle ranching".

It needs no further introduction. For obvious reasons the name of the author is withheld and forgotten.