Here’s the masterplan ….Woooo… for some reason it reminds us of “sweatpants” smelly, stained, worn out sweatpants. Or to quote Seinfeld “You know the message you’re sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You’re telling the world, ‘I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.’”
Many will know that attending any Council event requires the sort of high boredom threshold that verges on masochistic. Doubtless these employee roadshows will be akin to standing on a beach surrounded by lunatics shrieking meaningless quasi-religious soundbites to promote “Accelerated Emergence of High Maturity Behaviors”…. whilst you’re about to be engulfed in a Tsunami of shit.
Oh to be a fly on the wall…anyway enjoy, ye lowly taxpayers, enjoy.
Destination Excellence Events
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
- When and where will the events take place?
The meetings have been organised for Thursday 12 January and Friday 13 January 2012. There are 5 meeting times on each of these days and all employees have been invited to attend one of the meetings.
The meetings will take place at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight on Thursday 12 January, and The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton on Friday 13 January. The meetings will last approximately 1 hour.
- What are the events about?
The meeting is an opportunity for you to meet The Leader of The Council, Councillor Steve Foulkes and The Deputy Leader, Councillor Phil Davies and hear how the Council plans to reach Destination Excellence. The event will look at the Council’s Vision for the future, how we are going to get there, and what this means for us all in practice.
- Are the events being held to announce redundancies?
No. The Council does not have any plans in place to announce redundancies at this time.
- Will I be able to ask questions?
Yes. Cllr Steve Foulkes and Cllr Phil Davies will talk to you about the Council’s Vision, and what this means for the Council and for you. There will then be an opportunity for employees to ask questions.
- Will I be given the time to attend an event?
Yes. All employees will be given the time to attend an event. Your attendance at the event will be facilitated and authorised by your manager in line with service requirements. Each department is responsible for ensuring that all employees are booked on to an event. Your manager will speak to you about the booking process.
- What if the event falls on a non-working day?
If the event falls on a non-working day, you will be paid for your attendance. Each event will last approximately 1 hour. Employees who attend on a non-working day who cannot be credited the time with flexi or TOIL will be paid for 1.5 hours.
- Will I be paid mileage/travel costs for getting to the event?
Yes. You are able to claim mileage at your normal mileage rate, or travel expenses, from your normal place of work to the venue. These can be claimed in the normal way.
- Will I be paid overtime for attending?
No. Employees that attend the meeting outside of their normal working week, will be paid at plain time for 1.5 hours.
- Do I have to attend?
Yes. The meetings will provide key information about the Council’s future direction and Vision. All employees are expected to attend. Your manager will organise the booking process.
- If I can’t make the event date/time I have been given, can I swap?
Each department has nominated a departmental lead who is responsible for ensuring that every employee is booked on to an event. Your manager will discuss the event dates and times available with you. If you have any problems in attending the meeting, you should speak to you manager in the first instance.
- What if I am unable to attend?
There will be 12 sessions taking place over the two days and all employees are expected to attend one of the meetings.
If you are unable to attend a meeting because of holidays, sickness, or other exceptional circumstances, you should speak to your manager.