New year – new leaks.
The Wirral Council (out of) control room saga continues.
We’ve been leaked draft job descriptions (see below) which were accompanied by the following comments:
“New Super Duper Job roles for control room.If you have seen a more grander job description I would love to know, funny the author/authors are not named, I enclose the old redundant JD to show how this role incorporated both of these ridiculous made up posts.The name/names of the author/authors have been left off these drafts which is very strange as new job role descriptions should carry the name and title of the person proposing.
Rumours are the proposed masterminds of these JDs are also to be the beneficiaries when the roles are agreed and advertised.”
The new Job Descriptions go on a bit ( 5 pages each ) and include every conceivable role including solving world hunger (hey guys don’t you know that’s Frank Field’s job ! – well that and helping cover up council corruption!).
Now Wirral Leaks take on all this is as follows:
The reasons Wirral Council senior managers wanted to get rid of control room staff were : a) the staff knew too much b) they couldn’t manage and c) because managers could abuse their power and get rid of them.
However senior managers :
a) couldn’t be arsed “managing” the situation b) didn’t know how to manage the situation and c) went for the nuclear option.
However as with any nuclear option there is always fallout!
And so having destroyed people’s careers and livelihoods we now find Wirral Council desperately covering their tracks and claiming the same jobs that were being done by people they made redundant bear no relation to the new super-duper all singing,all dancing,all watching control room staff.
We can’t help reflecting that the sooner Wirral Council staff realise that despite the soothing words from councillors about how much they value them that essentially they are pawns on a chessboard.
Furthermore it reinforces our believe that based on Wirral Council’s recent history there are two ways to preserve your position at Wirral Council : On your knees or on your back!.