Public servants taking us for a ride…AGAIN!
ANOTHER day, another bulging sack of taxpayers’ money chucked in the direction of a fully undeserving “public servant”.
The latest lucky winner in the increasingly popular game of Local Corpy Bonanza is Joyce Thacker, who until last week was boss of children’s services in Rotherham.
She’d been in the £130,000 -a-year post for six years and had been deputy for two years prior to that.
On her watch, 1,400 kids were systematically abused, something HER department – that SHE ran – was repeatedly made aware.
Once upon a time this would have led a public servant resigning immediately with good grace, preferably to quietly move to the countryside to open a refuge for orphaned cats.
Not anymore. Now these thousands of publicly-funded town hall wallahs think quitting is for fools. After all – there’s no money in that, is there?
No, better first to refuse to even answer the critics who pay your wages by citing vague areas of the Data Protection Act, mumble something or other about “privacy” and then bleat that you’re being hounded.
Then, speak to your mates in the town hall and agree on IT’S Hallowe’en next week – but you wouldn’t know it if you saw my house.
However, the shops are stocked up with selection boxes, tins of Celebrations, yule logs and Christmas candles.
Don’t know about you but it makes me feel about as festive as a weeping haemorrhoid. how much it’ll take for you to finally go. In Thacker’s case, a cool £40,000 to leave Rotherham by “mutual consent”.
I’m by no means the only one to be genuinely horrified by this – but at the same time, not at all surprised, either.
To the astonishment of those of us living and working in the real world, this is simply A BIG thank you to all friends and contacts on social media who raced to their keyboards to inform the world that it was a bit wet and windy yesterday.
Because we couldn’t have known that from just looking out of the f**king window. how the operates.
They go to work, they bugger things up, they get rewarded handsomely for their failure.
The fact their failure contributed to the misery and fear of hundreds of kids is merely by-the-by.
When the Rotherham scandal was finally unearthed, Joyce Thacker’s main concern appears to have been the future of one Joyce Thacker.
And she won’t be the last either. In town halls across Britain, similar deals – all seen as perfectly above board – are being done every single day.
It’s like winning the lottery with a ticket paid for by someone else – US.