Letter from PM to public sector workers

#1
Just received this email at work:
Dear Colleague
First of all we want to thank you. Whether your job is nursing in a hospital, working in a government department, teaching our children or one of the other key roles in the public sector, you keep our country running. People who work in the public sector don’t get enough credit for what they do, so thank you.
As well as our thanks, we want to give you more trust and more responsibility. For years you’ve been undermined by targets and rules set from on high. Bit by bit we’re going to end that culture. We’ll set you free to use your professionalism, commitment and good ideas to make life better for everyone.
But let us be clear. The biggest challenge our country faces is dealing with our huge debts – and that means we have to reduce public spending. You will have heard in this week’s Budget that we have had to take difficult decisions on public sector salaries for the next two years, while taking steps to protect those on lower salaries. Like many private sector organisations, we have chosen to control salaries rather than see higher job losses. The more we can find savings, the more flexibility we will have to avoid job losses and wage cuts.
We want you to help us find those savings, so we can cut public spending in a way that is fair and responsible. You work on the frontline of public services. You know where things are working well, where the waste is, and where we can re-think things so that we get better services for less money.
So this is why we’re writing to you today. We’re asking you to go to this website – Spending Challenge - and tell us your ideas about getting more for less. Don’t hold back. Be innovative, be radical, challenge the way things are done. Every serious idea will be considered: by government departments, by the Treasury, by our teams in Number 10 and the Cabinet Office – and passed to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to make sure we don’t miss anything.
So please, play your part. Let us know your ideas. We’re all in this together – and we’ll get through this together to better days ahead.
Yours sincerely
RT HON
"tell us your ideas about getting more for less. Don’t hold back. Be innovative, be radical, challenge the way things are done"

In your own time...GO! :D
 
#3
Introduce a rule that there must be a minimum of 10 (or 15, 20, whatever is a sensible number) of actual frontline workers (nurses, binmen, police etc.) for every admin bod.

See here for the breakdown of the Scottish NHS figures - 25,000+ admin and 1,300 managers for about 80,000 medical staff.
 
#4
Introduce a rule that there must be a minimum of 10 (or 15, 20, whatever is a sensible number) of actual frontline workers (nurses, binmen, police etc.) for every admin bod.

See here for the breakdown of the Scottish NHS figures - 25,000+ admin and 1,300 managers for about 80,000 medical staff.
 
#5
Introduce a rule that there must be a minimum of 10 (or 15, 20, whatever is a sensible number) of actual frontline workers (nurses, binmen, police etc.) for every admin bod.

See here for the breakdown of the Scottish NHS figures - 25,000+ admin and 1,300 managers for about 80,000 medical staff.
Yeah, introduce it after sacking 40% of the bloody useless admin staff.
 
#6
I have an idea.

Take all 500,000 of them to a disused quarry.

Put them in a single line facing forwards.

Tell them to number off in ones and twos.

Tell the ones to take a step forward.

Tell the twos to take a sharp, heavy stone, and smash in the skull of the ones. Failure to do so will result in the roles being reversed.

Once completed, point out to the remaining 250,000 of them that, should productivity not increase by 200% in the next 6 months, the exercise will be repeated.

Fill the quarry with water.
 
#7
LOL 10-15... I work in Automotive/Aerospace Research... I do Admin/ Purchasing and all the Travel for 300 Engineers....10-15...LOL... thats a good one...I could do that in my lunch break
 
#8
LOL 10-15... I work in Automotive/Aerospace Research... I do Admin/ Purchasing and all the Travel for 300 Engineers....10-15...LOL... thats a good one...I could do that in my lunch break
So you thin the Scottish NHS ratio of around 1 admin post to every 3 frontline staff is a bit excessive then?
Yeh, me too.
 
#9
I have an idea.

Take all 500,000 of them to a disused quarry.

Put them in a single line facing forwards.

Tell them to number off in ones and twos.

Tell the ones to take a step forward.

Tell the twos to take a sharp, heavy stone, and smash in the skull of the ones. Failure to do so will result in the roles being reversed.

Once completed, point out to the remaining 250,000 of them that, should productivity not increase by 200% in the next 6 months, the exercise will be repeated.

Fill the quarry with water.
I think the Risk Management Dept may have a few comments about this, regarding Manual Handling a Heavy Stone will need two people to lift it or some kind of mechanical assistance, could they use two smaller stones? The wearing of correct gloves, footwear and goggles should also be mandatory.

Numbering in ones and twos could also be seen as discriminatory, especially if Number Ones are labelled as "Odds", suggest using Independant Consultancy Firm to decide fair selection method

Productivity Exercise will need to be "Benchmarked", recommend this is carried out by Independant Company on a fixed term Contract.

Due to lack of Rainfall in the North of England and the imminent HosePipe Ban, filling of the Quarry with water will have to be either by Buckets, (250,000 on order from Authorised Supplier at £5.20 each) or by using excess Bottled Water purchased as part of the Flu Pandemic Contingency Plan

Regards

NHS Catering Manager
 
#11
So you thin the Scottish NHS ratio of around 1 admin post to every 3 frontline staff is a bit excessive then?
Yeh, me too.
Id love to know what the other 2 are doing all day.... I dont even get Holiday cover I just have pick it up when I get back....
 
#12
"..........johnboyzzzz, For those that are left, get them "working" until they are 65 for a start, if it is good enough for everyone else it is good enough for them...."




As members of the Armed forces are public servants, it's going to be funny watching a section attack by 65 year olds.


edited cos this new site is still a bit hmmmm and did not add the text I thought it would.
 
#13
Introduce a rule that there must be a minimum of 10 (or 15, 20, whatever is a sensible number) of actual frontline workers (nurses, binmen, police etc.) for every admin bod.

See here for the breakdown of the Scottish NHS figures - 25,000+ admin and 1,300 managers for about 80,000 medical staff.
I wonder how many of these admin jobs have the magic, but useless, "nulabour" words "diversity, multicultural, health & safety or enabler/coordinate" in their titles?
 
#14
For those that are left, get them "working" until they are 65 for a start, if it is good enough for everyone else it is good enough for them
"..........johnboyzzzz, For those that are left, get them "working" until they are 65 for a start, if it is good enough for everyone else it is good enough for them...."




As members of the Armed forces are public servants, it's going to be funny watching a section attack by 65 year olds.


edited cos this new site is still a bit hmmmm and did not add the text I thought it would.
You mean you tried to do it like this :) :) :) :)
 
#15
Wonder how much money is going to be spent paying staff to read all the replies...
 
#17
#18
You mean government ministers don't do what they say they will?! :eek:
Well what do you do with your junk mail? Do you read it and think carefully about the imformation that you have been provided with or, do you chuck it in the nearest bin and forget all about it?

You never know, it could be like an on-line poll. In which case you'll have some pasty faced ex student type trying to understand all the comments while flicking backwards and forwards from his newly found amatuer fisting site.

Lets face it, they've already got the answers they want, and I'll pretty much guarantee it wont involve any cuts in their stationary budget.

We're all dooooooomed!
 
#19
I've always wondered why the public sector has so many managers but still manage to fuck up most things it's responsible for???? God fucking help some of these managers if their departments had to make a profit! Jobs for the boys is alive and well in this sector,a cull is well overdue.
 
#20
For those that are left, get them "working" until they are 65 for a start, if it is good enough for everyone else it is good enough for them
Not that I disagree with the principle, but I would like to observe that it wasn't so clearly a goose/gander situation when the private sector was filling its boots. Are you suggesting that the public sector workers get a share when the economy recovers?
 
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