Waste of money

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Bowser-Mong, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. I work for the MOD and as a "cost-effective" exercise the Agency that is responsible for our finance decided not renew a contract to supply the department I work in with watercoolers or water. When questioned about this the answer was that it was across the board. However various other departments that come under the same umbrella still have this water and will not have it stopped. The Agency concerned spent £35000 to convert an unused building into a two person office complete with ensuite toilet facilities. Three years on this office is being vacated and will be levelled to make way for a car park. This seems like a monumental waste of money. The agency are quite happy to stop my dept having water but a £35000 office? Hey who cares? The agency by the way is the DSDA.
     
  2. Mrs_Relaxed is a specialist nurse. Previously the specialist nurses were in the centre of the PCT region. They all got moved to the edge of the region a short while ago, because the Admin team of the PCT had reached the end of the lease of the building they were at, and as they refused to move to the edge of the region, so the specialists were told to move, and the admin team would take their offices instead.

    Patient care is directly affected, I hate to think how much it's cost but it's obvious that the administrators are far more important when it comes to patient care.

    When the NHS is told to cut money, it does so by cutting frontline services - nurses and doctors. Or it closes wards. The Admin tail that costs a small fortune and doesn't improve patient care is too precious to be touched.

    Oh, and then the NHS then spends another small fortune on relief nurses, because it still has targets to meet.

    It's a little like slashing the Army by several battalions and then asking the TA to do some moonlighting.

    Then when they have the cash to expand the service, they wonder why no one wants to be recruited.
     

  3. I can understand your point ref the knocking down of newly refurbished buildings as a waste on money, but i can't really understand what your problem is with them taking away your water coolers, do what i have to do, take your own water to work, it isn't difficult as it even comes in small boottles so that it is not too heavy for you to carry.

    Sorry i find i don't really have and sympathy for you.

    Sparky
     
  4. Easier still. Just take a cup and get the water out of the tap for free.

    According to a host of studies and polls normal tap water is almost indistinguishable from bottled water.

    this is of course if you don't live in some 3rd world pestilent hell hole.
     

  5. They probably knocked down the building that housed the only drinking water tap and left all the buildings with tanked/stored water which you are not allowed to drink.

    Bottled water it is, you only have to buy one bottles worth then be a good citizen and refill the bottle at home out of your own tap and show how green you are.

    Ps i buy bottled water because the water were i live is minging.

    Sparky
     
  6. I can understand your point ref the knocking down of newly refurbished buildings as a waste on money, but i can't really understand what your problem is with them taking away your water coolers, do what i have to do, take your own water to work, it isn't difficult as it even comes in small boottles so that it is not too heavy for you to carry.

    Sorry i find i don't really have and sympathy for you.

    Sparky[/quote]
    I am not after sympathy. My point is as the heading suggests ie waste of money. The agency are saving peanuts by not allowing us to have the coolers etc but seem quite happy to waste the odd few thousand on something else. I am quite happy to go to get my water.