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Recently I was told that there is discussion in the US of allowing cities to declare bankruptcy.  This would enable cities to disband public employee unions in the name of fiscal necessity.  In difficult times which groups will carry the largest burdens?  Stuart

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 11:31 AM, russell_c <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I think it must be universal -- I'd put it at about 20% real 'work' as somewhat meaningful activities resulting in about 5% meaningful outputs.

The key point for me was the sense that this will be a blood bath as every opportunity will be used to profile people and crush them or evict them if they as perceived to be deviants, subversives, outsiders or have the wrong coloured eyes etc.

Bullying just went up a whole notch.

Russell

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 11:44 PM, allenna leonard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
This looks like another ineffective needle in the haystack idea that will do much more harm than good if implemented.  Very few human beings who work in bureaucracies are happy.  From my recollection of one close friend, 10% of time was spent doing real work the other 90 satisfying silly requests, deliberate obstruction or out in left field political priorities.
 
Based on my own work in university administration ages ago it was 5% to 95% but things may have changed since.
 
Allenna
 
 


From: russell_c <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wed, January 5, 2011 8:46:07 AM
Subject: "Relative happiness"...????

Yike, this is getting hot!

Good bye American Pie!

People will be moving to China to escape 'democracy' soon!

US urges action to prevent insider leaks

The White House is telling US agencies to create "insider threat" programmes to ferret out disgruntled workers who may leak state secrets, reports say.

The move follows the leaking of thousands of secret US cables to the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.

An 11-page memo by US intelligence officials detailing the advice has been published by US broadcaster NBC.

Correspondents say the Obama administration is trying to prevent more embarrassing disclosures.

Agency officials are being urged to find ways to "detect behavioural changes" among those employees who might have access to secret documents.

The memo suggests the use of psychiatrists and sociologists to measure the "relative happiness" of workers or their "despondence and grumpiness" as a way to assess their trustworthiness. . . .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12117113


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