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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wigan-council-boss-terry-dunn-2143180

He told workers: “We are now consulting on the final stage of our restructure and you may or may not be directly impacted... If you are involved I can fully appreciate the concerns you will have and just ask for your patience...”

But after updating staff on other ongoing developments, Mr Dunn added: “On the home front; off to a punk rock festival in Blackpool this Friday. The Damned, Stiff Little Fingers and the Buzzcocks are amongst the acts playing so those old enough may remember them. I am really looking forward to it as it forms a big part of my past.”

He then added: “Wedding 6 weeks this Saturday followed by 2 weeks in Fuerteventura!! Can’t wait.”

The chummy email was received less than enthusiastically by hundreds of staff in Wigan council’s environment department.

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Kevan Nelson, Unison’s north west secretary, said: “It is a bit David Brent. He probably meant it well but has underestimated the impact of these changes on his staff.

“I recognise there is a style of management where you don’t want to appear overly-autocratic, but talking about your plans when people’s livelihoods are in the balance is not a good idea.”

Clearly has the ability to go all the way to the top with this attitude, he shows real management class that top sociopaths need when dealing with staff.

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Clearly has the ability to go all the way to the top with this attitude, he shows real management class that top sociopaths need when dealing with staff.

Agreed. What did did clearly shows a lack of empathy. However, we all know that leaders have to take tough decisions. Someone has to be "unpopular" in a world where everyone craves popularity. Those people are often seen as cold but without them the world just wouldn't function. So for all those "sociopath" leaders - as long as you create a vision; are fair when you deal with people; enable them to have job satisfaction, you can continue to be universally mocked and un-liked by your work colleagues.

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Granted working for a private company he would of earned such luxuries but his job was given to him by the state, a lot of these people need to be taken down a notch with massive pay cuts to keep others in work but I guess unison won't have that.

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Granted working for a private company he would of earned such luxuries but his job was given to him by the state, a lot of these people need to be taken down a notch with massive pay cuts to keep others in work but I guess unison won't have that.

Something tells me he was paying his own way at the punk concert and for the two week holiday. Doesn't exonerate him from being an incompetent to$$er though.

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Clearly has the ability to go all the way to the top with this attitude, he shows real management class that top sociopaths need when dealing with staff.

Having had the misfortune to see a fair number of redundancy rounds over the years I have come to the conclusion that the best thing most employers can do is to hire outside professional specialists to run them as it tends to leave less long term bitterness. Of course, the reason most organisations do not go down this route is that the outside consultants often recommend that the people that an employer can safely do without are much of the middle and upper management who for some reason are always mysteriously spared when job cuts are organised internally.

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Clearly has the ability to go all the way to the top with this attitude, he shows real management class that top sociopaths need when dealing with staff.

Yes, we were told by one of the directors in a major restructure that they were all suffering too as they now had to fly economy class. As you can imagine, we were all very sympathetic.

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You can be friendly with those you manage - but you should never be their friend. Otherwise, if you may be put in the situation that he now finds himself in having to sack your mates. It was doubtless his misguided attempt at trying to find something positive to say alongside the bad news.

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You can be friendly with those you manage - but you should never be their friend. Otherwise, if you may be put in the situation that he now finds himself in having to sack your mates. It was doubtless his misguided attempt at trying to find something positive to say alongside the bad news.

Sounded like a smug public sector trougher if you ask me,

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Having had the misfortune to see a fair number of redundancy rounds over the years I have come to the conclusion that the best thing most employers can do is to hire outside professional specialists to run them as it tends to leave less long term bitterness. Of course, the reason most organisations do not go down this route is that the outside consultants often recommend that the people that an employer can safely do without are much of the middle and upper management who for some reason are always mysteriously spared when job cuts are organised internally.

I remember a round of redundancies at my wife's employers. They first sent out an e-mail saying how they need to reduce their overheads as they are not in line with the industry. They then made redundant the fee earners whilst increasing the number of senior managers and the IT department as they were doing pet projects for the directors. They were then surprised when their overhead rate increased further.

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I remember a round of redundancies at my wife's employers. They first sent out an e-mail saying how they need to reduce their overheads as they are not in line with the industry. They then made redundant the fee earners whilst increasing the number of senior managers and the IT department as they were doing pet projects for the directors. They were then surprised when their overhead rate increased further.

Yes, I was made redundant from that job but proved that they couldn't manage their workload on their proposed staff numbers. I offered to come back as a contractor at nearly double my hourly rate. That was fine with them; firstly I came out of a different budget (not fixed overheads). Secondly, it was meant to be temporary for a transition period but it lasted almost two years.and I somehow wangled holiday pay. They failed to keep track because I wasn't permanent. I duly treated myself to eight weeks a year :lol:

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