Friday, January 26, 2007

How many City Managers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Oops - I meant run a City. Apparently in Windsor, according to the Windsor Star, it's 442. A new union drive would make 414 of these managers union positions. The rationale for unionizing?
"Micelli said salary cuts, reduction in overtime and increased hours in the work week were the biggest points of contention that led managers to want union representation. At the end of the day middle managers feel they've been treated without respect and dignity. "
Hands up every manager/supervisor in the private sector who hasn't faced one or all of the above in their career? How many have worked contract positions with no benefits for at least a year or longer before being hired by a company? Ever walked into work one day and had a Security Guard ready to assist you in packing your office prior to leaving?

Why is it that the public sector continually operates under different rules than the rest of us?

With 442 total managers, just how many employees does the City of Windsor actually have? I'm almost afraid to ask. With the City currently undergoing it's budget process, now might be a good time.