The Heresiarch, who is usually subtle in his analysis, left a comment on my last post.
"The cuts are going to make diversity outreach co-ordinators miserable by making them unemployed."Meanwhile, the left is arguing that there's no significant waste, and any cut to expenditure will result in Nurses being thrown onto the dole, Policemen being fired and the decimation of "front-line services". They don't believe the DORCs will be fired either.
Well, I'd like to think so. But I wouldn't bet on it.
Much as I distrust bureaucracy, there are some people working in the public services who care about those services which are delivered by local Government. Surely they can see that, when the choice between firing a DORC and, say, a bin-man or teacher, who is going to survive the cut? Left and right seem to agree that it's Miss Jones who will be saying goodbye to class 2b, and the DORC who will continue to collect her pay-cheque. Am I totally naive to believe that to not be the case?
What is it about DORCs which makes them so difficult to fire? Surely they can't ALL be in possession of pictures of their boss up to his nuts in an 8-year old?