2 May 2006

Jon meets geeks [On ACT PS Job Cuts]

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Lovers of acronyms will wet themselves over this rather opaque report about job cuts in the ACT public service.

The lead makes sense – UP to 1000 ACT public service jobs will go and technology will be used to centralise administrative services in one of the biggest shake-ups of the territory’s administration since self-government. – but the report meanders after that.

This par certainly resonates: Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said he did not know how many jobs would be lost or exactly how the plan would be executed.

That’s leadership for you!

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I don’t know, we were lingering at the same time but at a different booth…

I think Thumper’s right Sssanta…

You’ve been seen lingering at a few bars recently…

I care about the aboreta thumper!

Why don’t we just get the 1000 people they want to sack to go drive taxis…?

and how much would we save if we didn’t build a gaol (let alone a tree zoo)

$10m = 1000 jobs. Didn’t realise ACT public servants only get $10k pa. $10m is closer to about 100. Unless they plan to cut 1000 and then waste 90% of the savings on other shit like busways and arboreta? Wait on, thats exactly what is happening.

Hi Thumnper, Its all the same bucket of money. But they can terminate contracts quickly if they cant manage their money. Cheers

Valid point considering that they are scratching their heads at the moment wondering why the bucket is surprisingly dry all of a sudden.

Hrmm lemme guess…

1000 people earning $50/hr in a PS job…

Nero axes the lot…

1000 people brought in on contract to replace them at $70/hr

And the savings is where ?

barking toad4:02 pm 02 May 06

Sooo, he’ll save $10M pa and cut 1000 jobs but doesn’t know how it will be done.. right…..

Sounds a lot like “there will be no child in poverty etc, etc…….

A social engineer in charge of the council coffers – interesting times ahead.

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