I have heard this. I have a bit of a hard time believing it though. I can see lots of them going on stress leave - but to walk away from a profession that can, even normally, pay extremely well for which they have taken much training, to go and work for $16 an hour at a call center just doesn't make sense.CTV website has a couple of interesting new reports.
In a related story, nurses are leaving the profession in droves. Working 120 hours in 2 weeks has resulted in burn out, mistakes, and loss of desire to be in the job anymore. This puts more pressure on those staying further agravating the situation and making it spiral larger. It also puts the situation for other medical treatments in jeopardy, delaying or even cancelling treatments that are required to save lives.