Is There Anything Wrong With This Picture?

We thought we’d follow up a post from April 2017 titled:  Is There Anything Wrong With This Page? in which we called into question the inflated remuneration of Wirral Council chief officers. This time we’d like to concentrate on Wirral Council CEO Eric ‘Feeble’ Robinson ( £178,158 pa + Returning Officer ‘expenses’) and pose the question ‘Is there anything wrong with this picture?

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The above picture is the profile picture from the Wirral Food Bank Facebook page where we find Stressed Eric posing smugly at a foodbank like only someone on  his salary could and if it’s something to celebrate. But then again as we identified in 2015 -forget about Wirral Growth Company , Wirral’s Growth Industry : Foodbanks

As we wrote at the time :

In our experience the only area of growth on Wirral that we can identify are foodbanks.

That’s hardly surprising as my goodness our Wirral politicians love those foodbanks don’t they ?- it’s a pity some of them have never been reliant on one.Let’s face it having to live off tins of spaghetti hoops and spam might make them focus their minds before they issue their next caring,sharing soundbite…

We wonder whether Stressed Eric is donating his ‘Returning Officer ‘ (£10K +)  expenses to charities yet – just  as former Wirral CEO Steve Maddox used to do. Perhaps his contribution to Wirral’s foodbanks will be to provide a continuing supply of volunteers/customers as Wirral Council staff are being asked if they’d  like to take up Eric’s offer of redundancy/retirement to meet the ‘ongoing financial challenges’ of Wirral Council, one of which, might we suggest, is the excessive salaries of senior officers and external consultants!

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Night of the long knives

Oh dear

Night of the Long Knives

But not everybody is unhappy

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Subject: Senior Management Restructure

Dear All,

 As you are aware, the Chief Executive has committed to reduce the senior management of the organisation by a third and met with Directors and Heads of Service at 16:30 yesterday afternoon to present his proposed structure to achieve this. Prior to it taking place I was asked to meet with him and informed that the Head of IT Services post was being deleted from the structure and that I would be made redundant. Therefore I will probably be leaving the organisation during March of next year. Like most of you I have been thinking about this for some time and am not too unhappy with the outcome.

 I thought it important that you heard this from me rather than via an indirect route or through rumour.

 This gives me about five months to get IT Services in the best shape I can for whatever lies in the future and I hope we can work together to achieve this.

 Regards,

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Which gives him five months to order the 66 vitally important iPads for elected members, without which they cannot do their jobs, apparently.

As reported HERE