TIRED OF WORKING FOR PEANUTS? GET A PUBLIC SECTOR JOB – The latest round of public spending is under the microscope and the British public is not impressed.
Whist the average private sector worker toils away for peanuts the average public sector worker is paid approximately £3,200 a year more – that is despite the Government’s so-called drive and pledge to reduce the cost to the taxpayer.
According to Government statistics the average public sector worker receives 6 per cent more in annual wages than compared to private sector workers and in some parts of the country, notably the North East, the divide is a whopping 14.41 per cent. See the chart below.
Considering the chart above it is little surprising why people will strive towards the public sector for the benefits are not restricted to just higher salaries but also all the and perks attached, such as a lucrative pension.
Of course the higher you go in the public sector the less you are required to do and even if you do fail miserably at your job it’s unlikely you’ll face the sack – indeed you’ll probably receive a nice big fat bonus and a platinum plated pension plan.
Now I don’t want to lump all public sector workers in the same cooking pot; there are of course those who not only deserve their salaries they are in fact woefully under compensated. In this mix I would include, Doctors, Nurses, Fire Personnel, Teachers and Police.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, appears to agree with a statement he recently made in which he feels that the public sector is indeed squeezing out the private sector and that they should be made more responsive to local labour markets.
So who is to blame for such a vast divide? Last month the Liberal Democrats were beside themselves with glee after announcing a victory in blocking the Conservatives in attempting to curb the regional divide – yes Nick Clegg and his band of overpaid incompetents feels that the divide is righteous and even justified.
How does the taxpayer suffer? Well according to Government statistics some 12 per cent of the national income is paid out to public sector workers – that’s £180 billion of your money per year.
We’ve all heard the sob story on how women are often overlooked for top paying jobs in the private sector and to a degree this might be true. However, the Government certainly makes up for this by providing women with much larger salaries than their male counterparts.
If there was ever a law that needed scrapping is has to be ‘Equal Rights’ for none of us are indeed equal and to suggest otherwise is pure folly.
Equal rights laws simply attempts to put us all on equal par and yet we are all unique with differing capabilities and to create and uphold such a law simply indicates just how shallow our society has become. Whatever happened to employing someone solely based on their abilities – either physical or mental?
If this Government, or indeed any of the political parties, are serious about bringing public and private sector salaries in line with one another then it must start at the top.
If it was my decision then all politicians would be forced to work on minimum pay unless then can prove a high level of competency and expertise for the position they hold. This would be one way to relieve the taxpayer of having to support the incompetent freeloaders; of which the current Government and other political parties are full of.
Next should be the quangos and committees – let’s face it, if ever there was a bunch of goons that were exorbitantly overpaid then it’s likely these are to be found in quangos and committees.
One of the biggest issues the taxpayer faces, in terms of the amount of money wasted is that of the ‘Administrators’. Yes there are thousands of administrators employed by Government which has simply created the situation of having far too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
Unfortunately, the public has become acutely aware that these administrators are often the friends or family of Ministers and MPs and therefore they are never going to be turned out onto the streets.
Simply look back at how the public demanded the sacking of the NHS Chief Executive, Sir David Nicholson. Yes despite public outcry David Cameron refused to sack him; making it perfectly clear that despite over 1,200 patients dying under his tenure it was irrelevant.
So there you have it… get yourself in the public sector and you’ll be financially better off. Better still make friends with a few Ministers or MPs and you’ll be awarded a salary of such magnitude that your feet will likely never touch the ground; and you won’t have to worry about ever losing your job no matter how incompetent you are.
Call me a cynic if you like, why not label me short-sighted or even mad, but the stark truth is that you, as a taxpayer, are being financially raped and this will continue to be the case until you demand change.
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