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Friday, 9 April 2010


Inspired by the Fausty post linking to something that Mr Smith wrote. He's talking cock, IMHO, but there we are.

Short post. Dentist beckons. The lovely Wendy. Then Belgique, and chocolate, but don't tell Wendy. And considerable Leffe, and chips. So.

This is what I think about jobs. Civil service jobs, that is.

I want one.

Actually, no, I don't. I'd like the pay and pension, hours, T's and C's, lunch breaks and responsibility it entailed, but I couldn't do a job if I didn't believe in it.

But what I would like to see, and I think others might too, is a list of them. And what they are. And what they actually entail.

I don't think there is such a list.

I would like to see a list of all the civil service jobs in existence. How many of each there are. How much they get paid. What the pension is.

I'd like to see this, because I think I have the right to see this.

And if I can't see this (all right, forget the spies and stuff, who are secret, there can't be many of them), I think that I should not have to pay for them.

I shall use that in my defence.

I would appreciate an opinion from either, or both, of my readers.


John East said...

If there was a list of all civil service jobs and benefits we would need a new quango to compile, monitor, and maintain the database.

I can just imagine the Guardian ad.

"Interdepartmental resources co-ordinator required to oversee and facilitate comparitive salary optimisation and to monitor gender and age related remuneration anomalies.

I'll be up for that. It should be good for £60-70k/year for a couple of hours work per day.

hunkofjunk said...

The only thing that is for sure and for certain is that list will be considerably shorter in twelve months time than it is now. It's current size is simply unsustainable.

Uncle Marvo said...

Blimey, both of you!

John Pickworth said...

I'd just like to add...

... Oh!

I see your quota has been filled for this post. Bugger.

subrosa said...

I ditto John. What I was going to say was ingenious too. Never mind, another time...