Rock and Roll
The last couple of weeks have been, yes you’ve guessed it - very busy. What with Union negotiations, more business planning workshops, supplier visits, board presentations, key customer visits, legal negotiations, exec meetings, coffee with the Chairman and programme kick off meetings - I don’t know what to do with my 'spare time', you’ve got to agree though; I live a Rock and Roll lifestyle. On the subject of time, it’s an interesting time for industrial strife. The postie’s are doing their bit with our mail; in Leeds the bin men haven’t lifted a lid for a good while and who knows who will be next. It stands to reason that an economy that’s grown year in year out for a decade is going to build up some inefficiency and weak management has a tendency to let that happen when the good times are rolling. Consequently, when the economy drops as it did violently in 2008, things have to be readjusted. So, those readjustments are going to be fought all the way by the Unions and so, here we go. Another Winter Of Discontent? – Lets hope not. Happy days.
31/10/2009 07:13:08 pm
Watching the Postie lemmings rushing towards the edge of the cliff as they throw themselves into oblivion is like watching a re-run of the miners when they also committed suicide all those years ago. Morbidly fascinating. The Bakewell postmen are far too civilised to strike (maybe they more intelligent?) and receive my full support. Anybody trying to earn a living during 2009 has very little sympathy or support for workers unless they are striking to save jobs, as opposed to industrial action for better money or improved conditions. This is 2009. Financial meltdown brings with it a need to operate within the new "now"; posties have lost the plot, and with it they will now lose many jobs. Sad.
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