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Sound familiar to anyone?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by moscowbore, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. moscowbore

    moscowbore Senior commenter

  2. drek

    drek Lead commenter

    Very very familiar as does the new prescribed performance management system for nhs doctors and nurses........very very familiar unfortunately.

    It appears that our government use a single scapegoat in the press e.g. bad bad teacher or bad bad doctor or police scaremongering stories to send a message to the public that the standards will remain the same or improve when what they really want is a way to erode public worker pay and pensions which the private sector bosses have had their eye on destroying or transferring into their own packets as ‘rewards’ for quite some time.
  3. moscowbore

    moscowbore Senior commenter

    This government is class. They take a public service, produce a load of meaningless statistics which no-one believes, makes savage cuts, produces another load of meaningless statistics and "show" that all the wailing and gnashing of teeth by those in the public service is just scaremongering. Schools are still better than ever before despite savage cuts. Policing is solving more crimes than ever before. All targets for the NHS are missed so even the current government cannot defend that.

    Its all about the statistics. I would not mind this if the gathering of the statistics was independent of the government.
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  4. install

    install Star commenter

    The Public Sector seems to have had lots of hurdles thrown at it - including pay freezes and pension changes. Fast tracking people through to positions where they are not ready,.and end up stressed, scapegoated and unsupported will only put a plug in the sinking ship. Guess some don't want to work in the Public Sector anymore - especially after paying 30000 to get a degree and then earn less. As for some MPs and CEOs - they seem to enjoy far better pension deals and 'other' perks :cool:
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  5. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Oh definitely, MPs and councillors are gobbling that gravy train. A lot of them are really thick, lazy, or corrupt. Then get rewarded for it. Always think the House of Commons is like a failing classroom. Some of those boys need a darned good talking to!
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

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  7. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Oh, very good :)
  8. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    It’s not a new phenomena, the public services go through the same cycle time and again. A government requires ‘efficiences’ and reduce money. The Civil Service responds with the easiest way to balance books in a short time by slowing recruitment - but making the effect much worse by also making staff redundant. The resultant experience gap thus created can be managed for a bit, but eventually systems (and people) start to suffer. Only then do the senior managers feel secure enough to go to ministers and say ‘too much’. The gaps of course cannot be filled because turning off or slowing down recruitment put a hole in the progression of personnel through the organisation. The answer is always to ‘fast track’ into the most affected positions.

    The kickback is that by doing so the service pees off people who have been ‘jumped’ for promotion but still have to support the less experienced incomers. Resignations and early retirements follow and on it all goes - with no lessons being learned.
  9. moscowbore

    moscowbore Senior commenter

    I agree with everything you say.

    Additionally, I feel that the level of deliberate obfuscation by the current government is unique. Even Tony Bliar at his worst would not stoop to the deliberate misleading statements made by this government. How many times does the PM actually answer any questions at PMQs?

    The "more children at good or better schools" and "spending more than ever before" nonsense is deliberate, bare-faced lies.
  10. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Yes! And to entice the recruits in, the bribe-payment could be called 'The Golden Snitch'!
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  11. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Thank you for using the fine verb 'obfuscate' in your very good post. It's a senior citizen of a verb- a tad sneaky - but needs more attention and use. 'Obfuscate' doesn't get out much and he needs a jolly good airing, in my opinion. He's the perfect verb to define today's imperfect politicians. Not to procrastinate or pontificate, of course...:)
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