Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Celebrate, What's To Celebrate?
I'm off down to Luton for a few days to "celebrate success" and look to the future. The thing is I'm not really in the mood to celebrate success when I know that by the 23rd of December the office that I worked in for a good few years and many highly competent, professional and knowledgeable people will no longer be there and will no longer be on the end of the phone or just an email away with their expertise and support.
Management just don't get it. They think that one day we can reflect upon all the successes and the very next say that's the end of that and just get on to the tasks at hand.
I for one am not like that, it will be quite a while before I will be ready to move on. I am not, as they say in management speak, change averse, I just don't like to see good people cast aside while within the leadership some make themselves indispensable while others have spent the last god knows how long positioning themselves and schmoozing so that they are alright, thank you very much.
On the same day as I will be "celebrating" success, millions of others will be on strike to keep their pension rights. Credit where credit's due, the government and the right wing press have done a brilliant job in polarising the workforce into public and private sector employees. What we need to do is stick together against the Coalition and all of those companies using the excuse of the recession to cut their workforce to the bone or transfer the work overseas in order to keep the EPS high and to support each other in the fight for a fair return at the end of our working days, irrespective of whether that was for the public of private sector.
Iggy Pop - Success