Thursday, March 28, 2013

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

The gang at work are saying goodbye to six people who no longer have jobs in our division.

Amongst the tears, anxiety and anger there is still some humor.

A nice new spin on let them eat cake!

Time to find those jobs that the Board of Trade was talking about yesterday when they said the local job market was hot and that those laid off would be "scooped-up"

Tim Horton's here I come




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peter,

You have the commend the black humour. It amazes me that in this age of" labour shortages' that the government of the day continues with such short sight human resources practises. Last in - first out is the way easy was out of the mess that's been created.

Surely the government can take a lesson from private peers in that it takes a long term HR strategy implemented over many years (not budget years) to build a success organization. No doubt those that are left standing will realize where their loyalties are.

For the record I am not a public servant and I do feel that that areas of the public service are bloated but the tactics employed this week are was no way to address the issue. This problem wasn't created overnight and can't be solved overnight. A shotgun approach will only serve to weaken the public service in the long run...in a couple of years we'll be hearing all about the lack of qualified people to assume critical roles vacated by retiring public service employee's. At that point we, the tax payer, will have to re-train potential recruits or worse still pay consultant rates to retired service personnel.

Surely leadership in private industry are taking notes and avoid these elected officials after their run in public life ends in the not to distant future. If they couldn't run a province at peak oil production with peak prices there is no was they could ever succeed in competitive industry

just say'in...


Anonymous said...

Peter,

You have to commend the black humor. It amazes me that in this age of" labour shortages' that the government of the day continues with such shortsighted human resources practices. Last in - first out was the easy way out of the mess that's been created in the last 10 years.

Surely the government can take a lesson from private peers, in that it takes a long term HR strategy implemented over many years (not budget years) to build a successful organization. No doubt those that are left standing will realize where their loyalties are.

For the record I am not a public servant and I do feel that that areas of the public service are bloated but the tactics employed this week are was no way to address the issue. This problem wasn't created overnight and can't be solved overnight. A shotgun approach will only serve to weaken the public service in the long run...in a couple of years we'll be hearing all about the lack of qualified people to assume critical roles vacated by retiring public service employee's. At that point we, the tax payer, will have to re-train potential recruits or worse still pay consultant rates to retired service personnel.

Surely leadership in private industry are taking notes and avoid these elected officials after their run in public life ends in the not to distant future. If they couldn't run a province at peak oil production with peak prices there is no was they could ever succeed in competitive industry

Just say’ in...

Peter L. Whittle said...

Great points

thanks