Whatever way you look at it, implementation of the new Novopay system has been a seriously flawed debacle.
And with so many school staff still underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all, the Ministry of Education felt this would be a good time to…. no, not pay them… no, not help them,… no, not draft in extra help. They decided now is a good time to cut 9 of the 23 staff jobs in payroll!
I mean… REALLY!?
Is is just me, or is this starting to look like an episode of Fawlty Towers?
Any minute now, Basil is going to run into the Beehive, shout something about a Siberian rat and then go into a dead faint face first into a Pavlova clutching an empty pay packet.
These staff are most likely working like mad to help sort out the Novopay debacle and help school staff get paid, and right at that very time when they are busiest, giving their all, and quite stressed, the government decides to incentivise them to get things done well by sacking about four fifths of them.
Yeah, that would help.
Maybe I was wrong about Fawlty Towers… I think maybe today’s debacle was brought to you by Sesame Street and the letters