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You gotta be kidding me...

At the end of this year, about 35 people will be let go at my workplace. Not exactly fired but their contracts won't be renewed. Some of them have been working there for six years. Wow.

My department alone will lose 4 people, that is HALF of us. And we are already understaffed now. Then again, everybody is understaffed and in total we will lose 25 % of the entire staff. I have no idea how the "upstairs" folks think we are supposed to manage. I can already tell you, we won't. And we're social services, basically, if we don't manage, people in need won't get their money. Guess that doesn't matter.

Also, I can already predict what is going to happen: step 1) we will fall even further behind on our cases - step 2) evil layers from hell will sue the skins of our backs - step 3) after having lost twice the money they would have needed to pay all these 35 people for a year in a couple of months, they will scramble like mad to rehire - step 4) since most of the well-trained but let go personnel has found other jobs, they will rehire newbies which take intensive training which will cost more time and money - step 5) rinse and repeat.

Seriously, the above scenario took place at other branches already and yet they still never, ever learn. Ever.

Sometimes, I think I'm working for the Cylons "all of this has happened before and all of this will happen again." Indeed, my Cylon employers, indeed.

If by sheer dumb luck my contract hadn't been remade into a permanent one back in July, I, too, would once again be jobless next year. So, on the one hand, I'm one of the lucky ones, on the other, I distinctly feel a noose tightening around my neck right now. *gurgle*

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leelust
Sep. 13th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Interesting... looks like stupidness is international thing...
(Anonymous)
Sep. 13th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Good Luck and remember to carry a emergency step ladder ready to prop you up when they take the chair from underneath you.
ongiara
Sep. 14th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Frag mich ja warum die immer an den falschen Stellen sparen müssen. *kopfschüttel* Wenigestens hast du nen festen Vertrag! Wider erwarten hoffe ich trotzdem, dass euch die anfallende Arbeit dann nicht erdrücken wird. *drück*
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