Ginger_Prince wrote: »
I think Fatballz has hit the nail on the head - it is OPM-itis - other people's money.
Mum_of_3 wrote: »
IMHO there are far too many people working in Central & Local Government.
It seems that at our Local Education Department there seems to be 3 people doing a job that in the real world would be done by just one.
For instance, my eldest plays a trumpet and we loan this from the CC. I have a letter written to me signed by one person asking to pay and then on the same day the letter arrives I get a phone call from a second person asking to pay (it's not overdue btw). I then tell the woman that I'll pay over the phone rather than by cheque, she ticks me off of her list, puts me on hold and passes me to some bloke who takes my card details etc.
Why send a letter and incur postal & stationery costs and why can't the woman making the phone calls take the money?
Also, when it comes to education, we have to buy play equipment and have our repairs done by an authorised company. This means that we have to pay over the odds as the authorised company know we can't go
Oneday77 wrote: »
What I don't get is the usual budget issue.
Oh look its the 15th of march we still have 10% of the budget left, we best wizz it up a wall before we lose it.
There is an instant money saving option, if it isn't spent add it into next years budget. A bit like overpayments on Utility DDs lol...
FATBALLZ wrote: »
The problem with the public sector is not that they don't know how to be cost-efficient, it's that they don't care about being cost-efficient, as there is no incentive for them to be. They know some of them will be getting sacked, and realistically it isn't going to be the least productive ones. If they cared about moneysaving they might be able to offer a better service to the public, but the bottom line is they don't care, as long as they're getting paid.
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