On 23 Sep 2009 at 10:15am Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
A guy goes to the Local Council to apply for a job.
The interviewer asks him, 'Are you allergic to anything?'
He answers 'Yes - caffeine'
'Have you ever been in the services?'
'Yes,' he says. 'I was in Iraq for two years.'
The interviewer says, 'That will give you 5 extra points toward employment,' and then asks, 'Are you disabled in any way?
The guy says, 'Yes, a bomb exploded near me and blew my testicles off.'
The interviewer tells the guy, 'O.K. In that case, I can hire you right now.
Normal hours are from 8 AM to 2 PM.
You can start tomorrow at 10:00 - and plan on starting at 10 AM every day.'
The guy is puzzled and says, 'If the hours are from 8 AM to 2 PM, why don't you want me to be here before 10 AM?' '
'This is a council job,' the interviewer says.
'For the first two hours we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our b*ll*cks, not really any point in you coming in for that.'
On 23 Sep 2009 at 8:53pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Q: How many people work at the council offices?
A: Less than half of them.
On 23 Sep 2009 at 10:17pm P1ssed Off Tax Payer wrote:
A few of ldc mob live on one the Nevill crescents. They amble off to work about nine and return about four, often returning during the day briefly. This is not a joke, sadly. Roll on the next council tax increase.
On 24 Sep 2009 at 2:27pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Do you know the terms and conditions of their contracts then ? They may be part time. They may be taking a lunchbreak. They may be working family friendly hours and looking after their kids. Who knows. WE all have flexible working patterns these days - it's not just 9-5.30, POTP.
On 24 Sep 2009 at 2:51pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
Lots of LA jobs have flexitime. Makes sense to me. Some are only on 3/4 hours, but as they get pro-rata pay, it doesn't matter to the taxpayer. Have a go at bankers if you are aggrieved about where your tax money is going.
On 24 Sep 2009 at 3:23pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Ok, as most of you know, I work at LDC. I have also worked at ESCC (like you ACT). At ESCC, I was told that if you walk around with a piece of paper it looks like you are busy and no-one will challenge you. If you want a doss, yes ESCC is the place but LDC is a different kettle of fish altogether.
Are you sure they work at LDC P1ssed Off, cos there aren't actually that many people at LDC that actually live in Lewes. I know of one in Neville, and they work part-time.
As a LDC Council tax payer, I would be furious if people I worked with were taking the mickey.
On 24 Sep 2009 at 7:17pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
There was a bloke at ESCC who always took the p!ss out of me because I never started before about 9.15, whereas he was in before 8.30 every day. When I got in early a few times, I twigged he never did any work before 10.30, but used to swan around the building on a round of social visits, clutching the necessary bit of paper or file to make it like he was working.
He also used to get his hair cut and change his library books in working hours.
Another guy used to set aside the hour between 10 & 11 for perusing the Sporting Life and putting his bets on, while a senior solicitor was never, ever where he used to be and was often engaged in business of a carnal, rather than legal, nature with junior members of staff.
They were a right shower!
On 24 Sep 2009 at 11:09pm Linsey Frost wrote:
People work in the public sector for a number of reason; 1. It's p1ss easy 2. The pay and pension is brilliant. 3. It's almost impossible to get the bullet. 4. If you're the sort of person who's full of their own self importance then this is the job for you. 5. These people wouldn't last five minuets in the private sector. 6, No one laughs at them 'cause they all take a plastic box with their lunch in it to work.
On 24 Sep 2009 at 11:51pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Linsey, you are nearly right except the pay isn't great.
On 25 Sep 2009 at 9:18am Roly Mo wrote:
What's wrong with plastic lunch boxes?
On 25 Sep 2009 at 9:22am Big Packet wrote:
The pay isn't that great for people doing the nitty grittyy stuff, but for peope like Lindsay Frost, (who stands in public meetings and gets planning law about fire access completely wrong, and insults residents whilst he is doing it ) it is more than he would get from anyone demanding accuracy and courtesy. And we are stupid enough to be putting up with this crap 'value for money.'
On 25 Sep 2009 at 10:38am Brixtonbelle wrote:
If working in the publicsector is so easy why aren't we all doing it ? You speak to any teacher, nurse, fireman, police officer and they will all tell you their jobs are tougher now than ever before - and also completely tied up with bureaucracy, testing, form filling, etc. They don't get paid huge amounts and now the govt want to takes the pensions away from them - which is one of the few 'perks'.
Oh and I work in the private sector and can tell you LF that your 6 points apply equally well there. Just cos it's the private sector doesn't make it better - as we have seen with the disgraceful banking crisis over the last year.
On 27 Sep 2009 at 9:19pm Lunar Landing wrote:
Hear hear brixtonbelle - LF get your facts correct or STFU.