Friday, June 11, 2010

There's no money but Highland Council offers a top post at a higher rate!

The P&J reports:
'The top social work job in the north has been advertised by Highland Council, offering an annual salary of £105,450 – up by £450 on last year despite the recession.' See the full article here.
Isn't there supposed to be a cash problem somewhere? How about offering that job at £80,000 and seeing what the calibre of applicants are? If the cook and admin assistant had to go how about the high heid yins sharing the pain? Wake up Highland Council the good times are supposed to be over.
Yesterday the Highland News was asking questions about Highland Council again in an article entitled 'Suspicion high-salary posts are bullet-proof'. It's beginning to look like it isn't it?

6 comments:

Alec said...

Admit it, you applied for the Gaelic position.

Graisg said...

46K would do me fine,
buy me dinner and a bottle of wine :-)

APC the guy in the second video below has once or twice had a rant in his (Gaelic column in the West Highland Free Press) about such Gaelic 'Development' jobs and what Bòrd na Gàidhlig and others do with the money given to them by the government.
There seems to be more Gaelic development jobs than ever but the question is 'is Gaelic still dying?' as a community language. APC has written that it is already dead, perhaps he is right but, for now, I for one will still dabble (evertime I see Lachy up the street or a few others that indulge).

Pookie Candelabra said...

I am more than happy to apply for any position, just so long as it isn't the missionary position.
How do you say that in gaelic?

Alec said...

>> I am more than happy to apply for any position, just so long as it isn't the missionary position.
How do you say that in gaelic?

My grandfather, who was a Gaelish speaker and a missionary, never would have told you.

APTSec said...

http://www.highland.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/D250541B-25CF-42B8-8FD8-934B666FD6A1/0/201006thceosfinalrep.pdf

How about this?

Curry Oot said...

My Grandfather was an Indian gentleman who always carried a copy of The Kama Sutra & would have shown dear Pookie any position she fancied, he would bend over backwards to please the ladies.