Comment posted Council Leader, Councillors, CEO, Senior Officers: working relationships by Crazy She-Bat.
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?
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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
- 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
- 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.
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What are we going to do with ourselves now? Loved following the games and Russia certainly did well.
The BBC – that’s a different matter. Their end to end coverage of curling was great for curling fans. I am not one of them. Whilst lots of other sports – exciting, interesting, exhilarating sports were on, we were stuck with curling, curling and more curling. I tuned in last Monday and Red Buttoned for my options, my choice 3 different curling games. At the same time there was cross-country skiing, speed skating and ice hockey going on – and possibly more.
BBC – THERE ARE OTHER SPORTS!
There are also people out there that find curling as interesting as watching paint dry.
They also played a certain Gold Medal winning, perfect “6″ performance in the ice skating on a loop, just in case we’d ever forget.
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- Only the UK could claim Winter Games performance as epic
The curlers were British until they weren’t winning Gold and then they strangely reverted to being Scottish. Like Andy Murray becoming British the moment he won Wimbledon.
You want to look at the Dutch team. When countries like USA and Russia fielded 235 athletes each, Holland had 41. Now look at how many medals Holland won. 5th on the medals table and a large part due to the Dutch obsession with speed skating.
For the Dutch the term “medal haul” is absolutely correct and they certainly can claim they had an “epic” result at the games.
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