Comment posted Council Leader, Councillors, CEO, Senior Officers: working relationships by Crazy She-Bat.
Well said Scruff. Its called Karma Simon, what goes around comes around and we are doing nothing to them that they haven’t ALREADY done to us.
Un-evidenced claims? Isn’t that what Snedders based 2 rounds of school closures on?
However, I am in full agreement. This should be done by the book. Assess performance, identify the areas where performance needs to be improved (God that is a long list for some) and if standards fail to rise – you are the weakest link goodbye!
I never said march in there and P45 them on the spot. A full and proper investigation must be done first into activities to date. Depending on how bad the evidence is that comes back and I am sure there will be some, then appropriate action against the officers concerned must be taken.
We should not lower ourselves to their often illegal and sub-standard actions.
Yes, I am a former council employee, going back as far as the Strathclyde days and the behaviour I have seen with my own eyes from Officers has been disgusting and extremely unprofessional and would not be permitted by most other councils to happen. But then in most other Councils, Officers have some respect for the Councillors they serve.
There are more than just the Officers working at the council though Simon and we know from speaking to people behind the scenes that working for these Officers is a nightmare for many good, decent and hard-working staff.
These Officers need to change their tune or go. Simples.
Have a nice day I know I will
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- Long time no comment Ourman. Hope you are well, hows Norway?
You’ll also notice as yet there has been no reply to my questions.
Now even though Simon may be in Tiree “hanging ten”, I also know for a fact there is internet out there as my cousin is never off Facebook.
Perhaps Simon is about to vanish again. Shame, I was enjoying the debate.
- Like that one Robert – the Argyll Worst Group
- So what are you saying Simon? That it is a case of only following orders? Is that what has been going on all this time? If so, then who’s exactly? You are hinting at the former administration. Is that a case of you “understand” or “hear” that it was them? Or are you willing to come right out and say it? According to you Newsie is always doing it, are you going to be a hypocrite with your own comments?
And karma? Let’s not forget, I would not be on here having a rant without Cleland Sneddon having rattled my cage. If he’d done a good, fair job and followed the law, I would have nothing to complain about and there would probably not be a Luss Primary School anymore.
My first comment was made partly in jest, I thought that would be obvious. My second was to clarify my true position on this.
Investigate practices so far.
Find evidence (which I am sure there will be – including interviewing the 2 Media staff that got suspended – does anyone actually know what the joke was? I’d love to know).
Then sack Loudon if it is appropriate.
Walker – there are clear issues in Education. Her staff hate her. She has 2 levels of completely unnecessary management that are seemingly ineffective because reports are coming into ARSN of massive management issues in the Secondary Schools of Argyll.
But again, proceedure applies. Investigate, find evidence and then a wee look at her contract and see what we can do.
I think you are being a wee bitty optimistic that all these officers who have displayed arrogance and incompetence on such huge levels can have complete personality transplants.
That would be as realistic as you and I going to the pub together.
My conscience is always clear. I’m a good girl.
Most of the time
- So what’s the alternative? Are we willing to accept the standard excuse “Ve vere only obeying ordahs”?
Don’t think so, having seen this lot in action too many times now to know, having seen them publically lecture councillors even on the Alliance of Nitwits.
Things have to change – or is it alright with everyone that we keep on these officers and continue to allow them to waste what’s in the Council’s bank account?
- Simon, c’mon be fair. This is not all of a sudden, I’ve been pleading for them to be sacked for over a year.
I am nothing if not consistent.
Recent comments by Crazy She-Bat
- Russell to make parliamentary statement on rural schools today
Mr Sneddon will need to complete a standardised financial statement on any closures he decides to put up against the new guidance, so no more rigging the figures to manipulate the outcome.
Maybe we should get him to complete this for everything he tries to shut.
- Work underway on Inspiralba’s new Campbeltown play park: now name it
I don’t bash Councillors Simon, but recent events at Kilmory must have even the most discerning of people scratching their heads.
Bashing Officers? The ones that deserve it? Every chance I get Simon But you should know that already.
Forgive me for trying to have a laugh.
- Work underway on Inspiralba’s new Campbeltown play park: now name it
They could build something like this on the grass at Kilmory and use it instead of the council chambers. Saying that, there are a few Councillors that might not be mature enough to use it.
There are a couple of Officers that could be handcuffed to the roundabout and spun like they are on the waltzers until they puke.
Seriously though, well done to all those involved in this initiative and in raising the money in these hard times.
- Another untold story: Independence and The UK National Lottery
Well said Integ.
Been avoiding commenting on this article because I do not want to be dragged into this Yes/No lunacy that has swept over the site.
The only decision I have made about Independence is that I am already sick of hearing about it.
I have expressed my disgust at the decision to not give the Lotto to Branson when they could have before on here, but IF – please notice I say “IF”, we become Independent, then doesn’t that give us the ability to correct that?
A non-profit Lottery, meaning all profits go to good causes? What if one of those causes was also the NHS? Taking the 5% of Camelot and 5% of the government – or even more?
I for one would start buying lottery tickets again if I knew that was what my money was supporting.
- Russell welcomes reopening of Sandbank post office
Thank you Fletcher and for the record as many of you might know, since I have said it a number of times before –
I have NO political allegiance.
In the last local election, my top 4 votes went to Independent Councillors – for the record.
And as for keeping my comments to myself? Yes, this site is all about the ability and right of the readers to contribute, but does every flippin article need to revolve around bashing Mike Russell?
Seriously, it’s getting to the stage that there is no point in reading new articles or comments because you can guarantee that its going to be making the same SNP/Michael Russell bashing stuff rehashed.
This crap is not turning me into an SNP supporter, but it is really starting to scunner me. Surely there are more interesting things going on in Argyll and Bute that we can talk about?
Saying about commenting on the other stories was simply a suggestion, not me telling anyone what to do – hence the sentence finished with a question mark.
Re: “Crazy She-Bat” I have been known to completely out of my tree (most of the time) however, when the wind is in the right direction, I have moments of complete lucidity. Crazy She-Bats are also known for getting bored when people keep banging on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on………………
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