Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Nanny Makes You Sick

Nanny Makes You SickIt seems that what I have been saying for some time now, has at last been officially recognised. Namely that Nanny makes people sick.

A report from Bupa has shown that local government workers have the most days off sick annually. They take an average of 11 days off sick a year, more than twice as many as hotel and leisure trade staff who have the best UK illness record.

Nice to know that our taxes are being used so effectively!

Proof, if ever it were needed, that Nanny poses a clear and present to danger to the health and wellbeing of the citizens of this country.

Why do you think that the sickness rates are so high?

Let me take a stab at this:

1 Working for Nanny is mindnumbingly boring and unsatisfying

2 Nanny and her staff are not respected by the people who pay for them, ie us

3 There is no genuine pride or sense of achievement in working for Nanny

4 The tasks set by Nanny for her staff are pointless and irrelevant

5 There is a culture of bullying and discrimination endemic in Nanny's public sector, eg Prescott's old orifice

6 The public sector is overmanned, and there is simply too little to do that is of any worth

7 Nanny's public sector is overburdened with bureaucracy and petty rules

8 The staff working for the public sector are not fit for the job

Just a few thoughts, feel free to add your own.


  1. Ok

    As someone who have previously worked in local government I agree with the majority of your points.

    But how about is almost impossible to get fired from these jobs so why not take the piss?

  2. Anonymous11:52 AM

    It's about time the sick pay rules were changed for these people. If they get full pay for the first six months then why not take the piss? Let's get it changed so they got NO pay for the first 2 weeks, unless they have a valid sick line. That'll soon cut out the "duvet days".

  3. David has hit on the real reason, full pay for six months, no questions asked. Good wheeze, isn't it?

    The solution, no pay at all apart from SSP, like the majority of the private sector. That should focus that 'sick' feeling.

  4. When I worked for the Ministry of Defence in the sixties, it was recognised that you took all the time off that was alloted to you.

    This would have been three weeks holiday and two weeks sick leave, the latter would have been seen as part of your holiday entitlement, and of course was nothing to do with being sick.

  5. When you are not paid for sick time you do everything possible to avoid going sick
    Surely that is the reason

  6. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Nanny and the jobsworth killjoys working for her certainly make ME sick!

  7. Anonymous11:15 PM

    Love the blog, but on this issue you are wrong. On average, public sector workers take 2 days a year more sick leave than private sector workers. However, surveys have consistently shown that this is not because public sector workers stay at home when they are well, but because private sector workers go to work when they are ill, for fear of their jobs or because they don't get paid. It is a sad world if some people think this is a good thing. In addition, the local government figures include the police, who sadly are regularly injured whil on duty.

    Still, always an easy target, those public sector workers, hey?