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By YapYapYap 20 December 2008 77

Which ACT  Govt CEO has  just appointed his partner to a SES position in his department?. 

What would Wayne Berry say about it!

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bloodnut 7:42 pm 22 Dec 08

PantsMan said :

bloodnut said :

Thumper said :

Unfortunately many public servants overestimate their worth which often leads to an overwhelming negativity associated with their own perception of being constantly pissed on and passed over. This inevitably draws cries of – as thumper puts it – nepotism.

yapyapyap – some of you just weren’t meant to be at the top. live with it, smile and enjoy your super.

Working with administrative assistants who have not finished High School but have been made ‘policy officers’, then seeing them try to interpret 800 pages of legislation, or seeing the departmental Chief Financial Officers who was just on the cusp of obtaining an actual qualification in accounting does not particularly fill me with a sense of inadequacy.

It’s not ‘improper’ in the sense that it’s unlawful. These people have applied to the positions that they have been acting in for a year and a half or two, so their effectively the incumbent, the position was gazetted so anyone who reads the gazette cold have applied (WTF), there was a panel comprising the people who acted them there in the first place, and the said that they would consider it a development opportunity to work on something they have never done before (read, something they cannot actually do).

In the private sector, appoint anyone you want and let your firm either crash and burn or succeed. In the public sector, you’re using the public’s money and there should be no nepotism.

tl;dr

Granny 5:27 pm 22 Dec 08

Oh! Mine was here, I think.

peterh 5:23 pm 22 Dec 08

Granny said :

Oh, you would be talking about a more recent feud then. I’m unlikely to find that on Google.

hur hur hur.

no, this was a quite old one. my family were mixed up in it from another vein, the connor clan.

Granny 5:21 pm 22 Dec 08

Oh, you would be talking about a more recent feud then. I’m unlikely to find that on Google.

peterh 5:06 pm 22 Dec 08

Granny said :

Google, of course. All that genealogy stuff that pops up.

interesting. my stepfather is a mcchesney. his first wife was a wallace. His latest wife is a wilkinson….

Granny 5:00 pm 22 Dec 08

Google, of course. All that genealogy stuff that pops up.

peterh 4:56 pm 22 Dec 08

Granny said :

I haven’t heard that one. What do I have to Google to find it? Apparently McChesneys are still marrying Wallaces, however, so that’s a nice happy ending.

how do you know that?

Granny 4:42 pm 22 Dec 08

I haven’t heard that one. What do I have to Google to find it? Apparently McChesneys are still marrying Wallaces, however, so that’s a nice happy ending.

BerraBoy68 4:41 pm 22 Dec 08

Nothing there I would disagree with Pantsman.

To make matters worse, some of these poeple with zero skills or experience relevant to their positions end up as Ministerial advisers because they can’t do their job in their Dep’t and get shuffled up to the MO as an easy ‘out’. The Minister’s don’t know the difference. I know of one adviser to a high profile Minister who has never done a days work in the indsutry he is supposed to be advising on. Moreover, the people he worked with back in the Department couldn’t stand him and wanted him gone. He was even described in an official investigation against another officer as a ‘little boy put into long pants way too soon’.

peterh 4:33 pm 22 Dec 08

Granny said :

I’ve never corrupted anybody – it’s always the other way round, peterh!

I love bagpipes!! It stirs my blood every time. I am pretty much a quarter Scottish, with Douglas and MacDonald and other clans like that mixed in there somewhere.

Not the Campbells though, cos nobody’s forgotten Glencoe.

*chuckle*

or the mcchesneys, who doublecrossed the wallaces…

PantsMan 4:09 pm 22 Dec 08

bloodnut said :

Thumper said :

Unfortunately many public servants overestimate their worth which often leads to an overwhelming negativity associated with their own perception of being constantly pissed on and passed over. This inevitably draws cries of – as thumper puts it – nepotism.

yapyapyap – some of you just weren’t meant to be at the top. live with it, smile and enjoy your super.

Working with administrative assistants who have not finished High School but have been made ‘policy officers’, then seeing them try to interpret 800 pages of legislation, or seeing the departmental Chief Financial Officers who was just on the cusp of obtaining an actual qualification in accounting does not particularly fill me with a sense of inadequacy.

It’s not ‘improper’ in the sense that it’s unlawful. These people have applied to the positions that they have been acting in for a year and a half or two, so their effectively the incumbent, the position was gazetted so anyone who reads the gazette cold have applied (WTF), there was a panel comprising the people who acted them there in the first place, and the said that they would consider it a development opportunity to work on something they have never done before (read, something they cannot actually do).

In the private sector, appoint anyone you want and let your firm either crash and burn or succeed. In the public sector, you’re using the public’s money and there should be no nepotism.

Granny 4:03 pm 22 Dec 08

I’ve never corrupted anybody – it’s always the other way round, peterh!

I love bagpipes!! It stirs my blood every time. I am pretty much a quarter Scottish, with Douglas and MacDonald and other clans like that mixed in there somewhere.

Not the Campbells though, cos nobody’s forgotten Glencoe.

*chuckle*

peterh 3:59 pm 22 Dec 08

oh and i should mention, my sons cover off the family history nicely, one is named for our joint scottish heritage, the other for my irish heritage. and stepfather (stepgramps) has promised to teach them the scottish bagpipes and the irish bagpipes….

mrs peterh is not amused.

peterh 3:56 pm 22 Dec 08

Granny said :

Oh, dear ….

: P

Anyway, Merry Christmas, peterh and mrs peterh and the wee bairns! And just remember it’s not how hot you are, it’s how many cookies you have!

*chuckle*

the same to you granny. though i think you are trying to corrupt me – sweet and innocent as I am…

Granny 3:41 pm 22 Dec 08

Oh, dear ….

: P

Anyway, Merry Christmas, peterh and mrs peterh and the wee bairns! And just remember it’s not how hot you are, it’s how many cookies you have!

*chuckle*

peterh 3:29 pm 22 Dec 08

Granny said :

Skid is wonderful. He’s not the heavy breathing, chainsaw weilding type. Fear not, BerraBoy68!

that we know about anyway….

BerraBoy68 2:50 pm 22 Dec 08

mate, all good. That’s gold!

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