Friday, 21 March 2014

"People paid to take heavy workload want to quit under heavy workload"

From the BBC:

More than two-thirds of people paid to deal with a heavy workload and who also have a generous early retirement package are considering taking early retirement with most blaming an excessive workload, a survey suggests.

The research from the Association of Leaders and their in-house magazine was based on 900 senior staff.

AL leader Brian Lightman said they faced a "frenetic pace of change".

A Department spokesman responded: "Heavy workloads have been around since the dawn of time. They ought to have known this before they took the job. They'd probably still be complaining if their work was mundane and repetitive."

The survey, published as the AL union was gathering in Birmingham for its annual conference, also showed that few of these people were prepared to take on an even heavier workload.

Only 25% are considering a promotion - with fears about workload again being blamed.


Lola said...

I bet that every man jack of them interviewed are turning up for local gummint, central gummint or a quango.

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, ooh, how did you guess? Did you cheat and read the article?

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, "man jack" could be construed as sexist, that should be "man jack, lady jane, man jane or lady jack, undecided, unknown or any of the above of them".

Lola said...

I didn't need to read the article. It was patently bloody obvious, considering the source.