Here’s a plan for Auckland’s planners: get into budget planning and plan cuts in other planning jobs

June 10, 2014
Whoever planned this should be high on the no-longer needed list.

Whoever planned this should be high on the no-longer- needed list.

 

Dunno what Auckland City planners will be planning today.

But it’s a fair bet it will hard for them to plan too far ahead for their own personal futures because great uncertainty is shrouding their career longevity – at least, so far as their council jobs are concerned.

Planning is always complicated by uncertainty.

Alf makes these observations after learning from the NZ Herald that –

About 500 planning staff at Auckland Council face an uncertain future in a major restructuring exercise announced today.

The Herald quotes chief planning officer Dr Roger Blakeley, who once upon a time could be found heading the Ministry for the Environment in Wellington.

 

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Do we really want more of this taxing business of trying to talk to IRD people?

February 14, 2012

Dunno if The Boss has paid his taxes on line recently.

Mrs Grumble gave it a go, a week or so ago.

Her bank statement shows the transaction was successful and the money finished up in the hands of the Government, no doubt to help provide domestic purposes benefits for fecund females with a greater urge to fornicate than find jobs.

She has received two letters from IRD since then.

They remind her that her payment is now overdue.

Phoning the IRD to try to sort things out resulted in her being advised about the advantages of enrolling in voice ID .

Then she had to answer questions put to her by a recorded voice.

It’s a tiresome and vexing procedure.

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