Boss playing petty politics
THE ACTIONS of a certain boss has so shocked those who work with him that they are now on tenterhooks as to how to proceed on what would normally be considered routine matters.
Their fear stems from the individual expressing his displeasure over the purchase of a plane ticket bought from a company associated with a political foe.
From what Cou Cou was told, as part of routine information, this man was told that someone within his organization would be travelling overseas. He asked where the ticket was bought from and, when the answer came back, said he was uncomfortable with that decision.
According to what we were told, the man said the ticket should be returned and another bought from somewhere else. It is understood this move costthe organization a good few Grantleys.
Those in the know have blastedthe action as nothing more than petty partisan politics at its worst which should never creep into the day-to-day operations of any organization.
They are saying, too, that at a time when Government should be trying to reduce its spending as much as possible, this individual caused them to spend money needlessly.
They now understand why this individual has issues with other caterers other than a certain one he has been pushing to handle all such work done for their organization.
It seems this man wants only those who are boisterous supporters of his party doing anything for the organization he is responsible for.
Loser still gets piece of the calf
IT’S WIDELY ACCEPTED that to be considered a successful politico, you must first get elected at the polls, then get a six-figure salary in Government and, if you manage to survive for two terms or eight years at that level, collect a hefty pension.
So how do you rank an individual who loses at the polls but still manages to get a six-figure salary in Government and possibly a hefty pension – should the person survive for two terms or eight years at that level, providing the status quo remains.
That has happened before, you say? Well, how about this?
How would you rank an individual who loses at the polls but is appointed a consultant so that the person still gets a six-figure salary for doing a Government job, even though they would be ineligible for a pension?
This latter situation is presently unfolding in a certain ministry and from what Cou Cou has been told, the career professionals there don’t like it one little bit.
From what we’ve been able to gather, it seems this individual’s work as a consultant would not be so complex or vastly different from the work already done by certain professionals working in this ministry. But as it ensures a piece of the now thinning fatted calf for an ardent supporter, why not?
Believer not giving up
THERE SEEMS TO be a snag in the appointment of a man who has been hard done by after a recent event.
Cou Cou understands that a foreign posting was discussed as compensation for this individual’s service the first time out, as well as his tenacity to take on his team’s top foe.
But though most would jump at the opportunity to live abroad, earn US dollars and get a chance to be chauffeur driven wherever they go, this conscientious man would prefer to stay at home, close to his people.
We gather he still harbours thoughts of a victory from among the same people who left him bent him out of shape on two previous occasions.
As a believer in the Good Book, though, this man is convinced his future is written in Galatians 6:9, which says: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.