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    They have probably the most secure jobs in the country, the price they pay is crappier salaries than they'd get in the real world. If they don't like it they can always quit and work somewhere else. What we need is someone to get rid of public sector unions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    They have probably the most secure jobs in the country, the price they pay is crappier salaries than they'd get in the real world. If they don't like it they can always quit and work somewhere else. What we need is someone to get rid of public sector unions too...
    I'm sitting in the office of one such establishment at this very moment (large one in Scotland). At 10.15 this morning I sauntered downstairs to the canteen to get a coffee the canteen had at least 200 of them sitting stuffing their faces....they work flexi time you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    What we need is someone to get rid of public sector unions too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage Surprise View Post
    I'm sitting in the office of one such establishment at this very moment (large one in Scotland). At 10.15 this morning I sauntered downstairs to the canteen to get a coffee the canteen had at least 200 of them sitting stuffing their faces....they work flexi time you know
    This is another thing that annoys me. I've worked on a couple of public sector contracts when people wander in around 10, spend a few hours chatting, leave at 3 and still seem to accrue a flexi-day every week so they don't bother coming in on Fridays. Nice to see your tax pound put to such efficient use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    This is another thing that annoys me. I've worked on a couple of public sector contracts when people wander in around 10, spend a few hours chatting, leave at 3 and still seem to accrue a flexi-day every week so they don't bother coming in on Fridays. Nice to see your tax pound put to such efficient use.
    There's a simple solution to that - clocking in and out with security cards, and if anyone is caught using someone else's card both should be dismissed.

    Course, that doesn't prevent them dossing around all day once checked in. But it's a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marina View Post
    There's a simple solution to that - clocking in and out with security cards, and if anyone is caught using someone else's card both should be dismissed.

    Course, that doesn't prevent them dossing around all day once checked in. But it's a start.
    It's a great plan, except I can see the news story now with some scouse union leader banging on about how it'd be an infringement of their human rights or some other such tulip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    They have probably the most secure jobs in the country, the price they pay is crappier salaries than they'd get in the real world. If they don't like it they can always quit and work somewhere else. What we need is someone to get rid of public sector unions...
    They also get great free pensions and retire in their 30's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    It's a great plan, except I can see the news story now with some scouse union leader banging on about how it'd be an infringement of their human rights or some other such tulip.
    and the cost to the taxpayer would be in the millions as usual
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    This is another thing that annoys me. I've worked on a couple of public sector contracts when people wander in around 10, spend a few hours chatting, leave at 3 and still seem to accrue a flexi-day every week so they don't bother coming in on Fridays. Nice to see your tax pound put to such efficient use.
    Sounds like some contracts I've had
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    This is another thing that annoys me. I've worked on a couple of public sector contracts when people wander in around 10, spend a few hours chatting, leave at 3 and still seem to accrue a flexi-day every week so they don't bother coming in on Fridays. Nice to see your tax pound put to such efficient use.
    You should see it in France. I worked there at the Caisse des Depots (governmental agency handling some kinds of private and intergovt deposits and share transactions). Staff about 50-50 private and public sector. The contrast was stark. For example, the public sector lot went on strike (paid of course) against the 35-hour week. No way were they going to work that much. And I heard one say to another, leaving about 3 pm, "see you tomorrow". Reply, "no, I'll be at home, I'm on strike tomorrow". Matter-of-fact: I'm having a day off.

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