We mentioned in a previous post the office furniture that we were told was being ordered from Jenkinson’s for Wallasey Town Hall. Now as you can see from our picture it would seem that this time it isn’t just the power elite getting an office makeover. No sirree! , it appears that Wirral Council is having an Oprah Winfrey moment.
Now don’t get us wrong we have no objections to Wallasey Town Hall desk jockeys having comfortable surroundings to distract them from the daily grind of watching their back . After the money spent on new carpet ,glass lifts and the stairway to heaven it’s the least they deserve.
However what we do object to is Wirral Council’s constant bleating about cuts and closures and redundancies in the face of this ostentatious display of spending power.
We would also question that with the Council’s love of redundancies and outsourcing that it is highly unlikely that the current staff will ever become part of the furniture!.
Anyway whatever happened to “agile working” and “hot -desking” or did that die a death on the departure of Wirral Council’s previous Chief Executive(s) who we understand brought a whole new meaning to the phrase “hot desk” !.
Anyway not to worry I’m sure Wirral Council can always offload any empty desks on the Wirral Chamber of Commerce at a discount price. When it comes to empire building it always pays to follow the money …………………..