Fair day's pay for a fair day's work

While I appreciate that there are exceptions to every rule, and that there are good folk out there who earn every penny that they are paid, we have all, I am sure, laughed at the number of workmen standing round a hole in the road, leaning on a shovel, or seen four or five government employees sitting for hours on end in their tax payer funded vehicles, drinking tea and reading the paper in one layby before going off to the next convenient out of the way place, till about 3.30 pm when it would appear it is going home time.  Even the Government seem to think it amusing.  One of the questions in the Motor Bike Theory Driving Test asks:-

'Why must you slow down when you come across road works?'   One of the multiple choice answers suggests: ' B:   To count how many people are working, and how many are watching.'  

I am NOT kidding!

Is it time to ditch the Government employed 'workforce' and sub contract jobs out to private companies who need to make a profit, and therefore will not tolerate the work-shy?  This would also mean that we could do away with a large number of the pen-pushers who at present appear to sit at their desks, without obviously going out and about to check on work in progress. It would ultimately reduce the burden on any future pensions payable.

Why the contribution is important

It would do one of two things:  Encourage the Government employees to put in a fair day's work for a fair day's pay, for fear of losing their jobs, which would mean we would get more work done for our money, or if the work was sub-contracted, it would ensure that any work undertaken was done at a reasonable cost and in an speedy and efficient manner.

by lmw on April 27, 2017 at 11:42AM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama April 27, 2017 at 19:18

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