I have been a provincial silly servant for 30 years. I have seen governments come and go and many costly re-organizations that would magically make our debt go away. I have seen wage roll-backs, hiring freezes and wholesale slashing of jobs.
We get told from time to time that the cupboard is bare and that we must do more with less. The size of the civil service keeps diminishing and yet there seems to be a constant supply of managers, upper-managers, directors and executive directors. We have once again been told by our current government (the orange ones) that we must make a 10% cut to the ranks - oh the orange ones - the friends of the common man and the civil service, what happened to you?
I would like to make a suggestion- START CUTTING THE FAT-CAT USELESS MANAGEMENT, say by 30 percent. GET RID OF THE CONSULTANTS and get down to the business of serving the public with good hard working people. Not all "silly" servants are fat-cats, many of us work hard for wages that are BARELY above minimum wage.
If the government wants to make cuts then they should cut the bullshit and start cutting the fat where it really is - at the top. —silly servant