Workers fuming over new pick
Sat, July 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM
And from what Cou Cou is hearing, some staffers are so dissatisfied with this development that they intend to bring it to the attention of the dominant trade union there for action.
What has the older employees so upset is that the people overlooked for the job all have university degrees and more experience than this individual, who was only there for three years and recently got his degree.
The disgruntled staffers are suspicious of the whole process, which seemingly wasted the time of those who applied for the job.
Because of their anger the staffers want the politico, who is never at a loss for words, to find out why his relative has given more than one contract to his brother since he took over.
They are saying that even though their new boss may be doing everything by the book, it all looks like a family dynasA SCANDAL seems to be brewing at an institution over the promotion of an individual who is related to a top Government politico. ty is at work.
Monies not paid
IS IT TRUE that a certain agency has not paid the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) since August last year?
And if that leak from a fed up employee is accurate, is it also true that the sum now owed the NIS is over $5 million?
Would you believe that this agency recently held a big opening event, at which top of the line drinks flowed and quality catering was provided?
Would you also believe that this is one of the agencies where the volume of transfers and subsidies is high?
The question those in the know want answered is this: is the person who is in charge of this agency and tries to run it as if he is the only voice that matters aware of these discrepancies?
TALK ABOUT the division and allocation of the fatted calf drew friendly fire at a meeting recently.
From what Cou Cou has learnt, the meeting was going along well though the big boss who was supposed to be attending was absent on other duties. Then an individual, who will soon be named to a big pick, referred to the fatted calf concept, and that was when all hell broke loose.
The individual made the point that the fatted calf was not large enough to feed everybody and though people are understandably frustrated, greater patience was needed.
Who tell he say that? Some members of the audience reminded him that he had been taken care of and they wanted their loyalty to be rewarded too.
Not even the intervention of the heir apparent could reduce the cacophony of complaints coming from the audience.
SOME ARE calling it a case of counting chickens before they hatch, while others are saying it is a response to an ultimatum. Whichever one it is, the fact is that a politico who has long service with a community association will soon be severing those links, at least as a major player.
Two men are now actively campaigning for his job as elections within that grouping draw near.
Cou Cou understands that the politico expected to get a big pick and was planning to shift from the community-based group to the next level. However, he got kicked around like a football in his bid and so did not make the grade.
At the same time, he was reportedly told that he could no longer play a critical role on the community team along with his political one. He had to choose.
Now he will go into a general election knowing that if by some misfortune he doesn’t win, he would be on the outside looking in on everything he held and cherished for years.
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