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geoffrey_prime
geoffrey_prime
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 01:49
Hey, I might be a Lib-Dem voter!?
geoffrey_prime
geoffrey_prime
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 01:51
Do you?.. love to test that at some point with an intellectual duel
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 08:29
geoffrey_prime wrote:
Hey, I might be a Lib-Dem voter!?


Same thing?
sanshee
sanshee
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Edited Jun 29, 2010, 09:04
Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 09:01
Why are you 'relieved'?

Sure there is loads of waste in the public (and private) sector, and I have first hand experience of the former.

However there's nothing fair or even practical about addressing that by cutting the wages/hours of those at the 'bottom end' of the pay scale (frontline usually), now is there?

Usually, 'overmanagement' etc is the cause.

And just because you don't work in the public sector doesn't mean you don't depend on it. You know you do.

I mean they're even speaking about less money for 'the police'.

Surely that's not a good thing?

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stray
stray
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 11:23
sanshee wrote:


I mean they're even speaking about less money for 'the police'.

Surely that's not a good thing?



Actually, yes, yes it is. It's the only ray of light amongst all these cuts.
CraigR
CraigR
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 11:37
Sure thing Geoffers, but let's do that in real time when we are both available. This will truely test your depth of knowledge without you scampering off on google to gleen your 'facts'. When I return from the vinyards of sw France (how cute, a socialist who likes wine!) we'll give that a go. To be going on with though, where is your relief strongest? Where do you feel most 'relief' needs to be focused?
pooley
pooley
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 12:55
stray wrote:
sanshee wrote:


I mean they're even speaking about less money for 'the police'.

Surely that's not a good thing?



Actually, yes, yes it is. It's the only ray of light amongst all these cuts.



remember that when you are mugged, or broken into, or assualted, or worse.

Who will you call ?
Rhiannon
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Edited Jun 29, 2010, 12:58
Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 12:56
Not an hour after the budget the other day I got an email from my local government part time job saying 'ooh if anyone wants voluntary redundancy do say'. And then I get to work on saturday and there's six of us trying to run a county library because everyone's hours have been cut so much. And THEN I find out that they're actually hiring another manager, they've created yet another management job. That'll be full time mind and paying good money. But who gets all the cuts and the crap?? That's right, it's the part time workers on the shop floor who get rubbish wages in the first place. Oh you've got to laugh. So that's who's getting your 'reality check' - not the managers desperate to cling onto their jobs. So you should think of who it's actually affecting before you start shouting. I'd be the last to deny there's wastefulness in the public sector, but it's only because of all the ludicrous layers of hierarchy - that's who you should be aiming your protestations at, but no you'll be Blaming the Unions and all that other tory waffle.
Lawrence
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 12:59
pooley wrote:

remember that when you are mugged, or broken into, or assualted, or worse.

Who will you call ?


Why even bother when the police do it themselves?
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jun 29, 2010, 13:03
pooley wrote:
stray wrote:
sanshee wrote:


I mean they're even speaking about less money for 'the police'.

Surely that's not a good thing?



Actually, yes, yes it is. It's the only ray of light amongst all these cuts.



remember that when you are mugged, or broken into, or assualted, or worse.

Who will you call ?


Ghostbusters.

Oddly enough, the only time I've ever been assaulted in my life was actually by a group of policemen.
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