A large percentage of the deadwood have particular skills, generally surrounding, working around a system, knowing the system inside out, no one can touch me I'm covered.
With chite in hand and brown letter in the other, I can hear the cries of 'discrimiation, civil rights, euopean courts etc etc
I could be wrong
This issue is a real problem, possibly bigger than people imagine. A few years ago my wife was serving in a transport regiment. Prior to deployment to Iraq the Commanding Officer addressed the troops, he asked for a split, deployables and non-deplyables. 40% of the regiment went and stood on the non-deployable side.
This is the MoD remember, they don't do much correctly. I've recently had the misfortune of having to get involved in relocating a few civil servants, a private company would manage this with the minimum of fuss and take only a few weeks. It has taken the MoD nearly 4 years of misinformation, lies, incompetence and stupidity and the move still isn't complete....