Most of us have the impression that Government jobs are poorly paid and understaffed, which I’m sure many are, but after looking at some of the more senior roles available I was a little taken aback – let me be clear that this isn’t a political attack just an observation on my part.
There were four roles that caught my eye and it wasn’t just the £100,000 salary that came with it but it made me ask the questions “Do we need a Chief Executive for the Sea Fish Industry, or a Chief Executive for the London Grid for Learning Trust? Or even a Chair of the NHS Confederation, or Head of News for the Department of Business Innovation & Skills? Tell me, do you know what these jobs entail and are they really necessary and essential? This is after all public money and as a tax paying member of the public I can’t see the justification for these very generous packages or even these roles.
All of us need to wake up and smell the roses and the Government have a duty to show us that they are all about saving money and they mean it and stop creating more fat cats. They could start with these four immediately save a few hundred thousand which could be put to better use. Now that’s a good saving.
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