Evisceration of city staff will harm services

Rumour of further changes include a renaming to the Department of Human Non-Resources.

To the Editor,

Re: City eliminates seven managers, Nov. 27.

If morale wasn’t low enough at the City of Nanaimo, it plumbed new depths with the latest evisceration of staff that mayor and some councillors had on their ‘toss on the garbage heap’ list.

Given enough effort, or, more precisely, deliberate lack thereof, the next round of staff will be dismissed via incineration.

Apparently the uproar of spending hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars to get the best administrator in B.C. to not work has been forgotten by the perpetrators with the series of staff gutting in recent months and now multiplied this week. It will be interesting to see exactly how much of our tax money goes to pay these folks not to work for us.

Such waste deserves serious class action lawsuit consideration.

Is there anybody left working at the city that doesn’t feel obligated to kiss various council butt just to keep their job? Perhaps the better question is: Is there anybody left working at the City of Nanaimo?  Don’t be surprised if you can’t get any answers, even if the totally unnecessary communications officer is still employed.

Rumour of further changes include a renaming to the Department of Human Non-Resources.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for the concept of good government.

Gary KorpanNanaimo