Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 22 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 216

Thread: Howlin to sack poor performers in PS. Does this iinclude clueless economists?

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member leftsoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,833
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Howlin to sack poor performers in PS. Does this iinclude clueless economists?

    ASTI react angrily to Howlin interview | Irish Examiner

    Brendan Howlin is doing his bit for 'labour market flexibility' as our economist friends call it. Nobody will be safe from vindictive managers anywhere, public or private. This is a major change to our culture, and will eventually turn us all into 'lets all sing the company song' castratis, like Americans.

    Why has there been no mass sackings in the economics profession, surely the profession most packed with time-serving incompetent failures in recent years? Why not bring a bit of market flexibility to the lives of those bright boys and girls, who are so anxious such flexibility should be extended to the untermenschen of the public service?

    We own all the banks . Surely their economists should be investigated first, made to admit their faults and suggest how they will do better in future, or even explain to us again what a soft landing is. Then the universities, the trade unions, stock brokers , DOF, they could all haul out their economists for Maoist style bouts of public self-criticisms, before they beg for their jobs back. Maybe they could be made to go to the Ploughing Championships, 'to learn from the Peasants'.

    Or is 'labour market flexibility' only for the little people?

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,416
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    How can anyone believe that any worker* is entitled to a job they can't do? (The ASTI may have a valid point about the objectivity of the assessment system but surely those details can be worked out). Incompetence is a fair ground for dismissal - it needs to be invoked more.


    *public/private, junior/senior, appointed/elected.

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member Ulster-Lad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dún na nGall
    Posts
    10,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    or members of cabinet? <Sarcasm off>

    The teachers are not pleased.

    ASTI react angrily to Howlin interview | BreakingNews.ie
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member RobertW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    20,477
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Could Brendan Howlin bring in some sort of TD recall mechanism for lying politicians who deceived their electorate to get elected and then proceeded to vote in favour of the issues they supposedly opposed . . Like cutting child benefit and not introducing third level fees?

    Because if that were to occur Howlin would probably find himself back in the classroom (ok that's very unlikely)

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member Ulster-Lad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dún na nGall
    Posts
    10,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Could Brendan Howlin bring in some sort of TD recall mechanism for lying politicians who deceived their electorate to get elected and then proceeded to vote in favour of the issues they supposedly opposed . . Like cutting child benefit and not introducing third level fees?
    Sounds reasonable. A sack your local TD campaign. petunia We could have a local vote annually (say right after budget) asking if your local TDs should be retained in office or sacked.
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member Spanner Island's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    23,371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    That's one seriously crap and biased OP...

    Those who are crap at their jobs and/or who have become surplus to requirements should be made redundant/sacked/fired regardless of whether they work in the public sector, private sector or whether they're entry level or have been there for decades...

    I don't believe this will happen however... it's just more hot air from another useless government minister...

    Actions and not words are what our rotten 'establishment' should be judged on from now on...

    They spew so much crap that they never deliver on that their words should be treated with the contempt they deserve...

    And for that they only have themselves to blame...

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member Analyzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Northern Ireland - without forgiveness, there is dysfunctionality.
    Posts
    46,117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Does this include Dan McLaughlin chief "economist" in the BoI (which was rescued with with PAYE taxpayer bailout money) which is effectively a semi-state organization since the state became an equity holder ?

    Will Dan be reduced to writing "bullishly optimistic" articles in the BS (Business Supplement) to the property paper of record ??
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member Aindriu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Somewhere up in the Wicklow mountains digging an even deeper nuclear shelter
    Posts
    8,689
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    The unions will never allow this to happen - even though it is long overdue.
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member cabledude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    In my home.....
    Posts
    6,355
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Of course it should include economists along with any other employee who cannot do the job. But I think we all know that this is just NOT going to happen. The private sector deals with this in its own way. The public sector is a closed shop in this regard.
    Stand there in silence, look up to the sky and remember how brave they were.

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member mido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Republic Of Connaught 1798
    Posts
    3,373
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Does this include Dan McLaughlin chief "economist" in the BoI (which was rescued with with PAYE taxpayer bailout money) which is effectively a semi-state organization since the state became an equity holder ?

    Will Dan be reduced to writing "bullishly optimistic" articles in the BS (Business Supplement) to the property paper of record ??
    only until Shane Ross replaces him....
    Fingleton's little people savage rebels - National News - Independent.ie
    An open letter to Shane Ross - Askaboutmoney.com

    withthanks to Brendan Burgess
    Pity the nation divided into into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation - Khalil Gibran

Page 1 of 22 1234511 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •