Nanny is a strict mistress, when it comes to the discipline of her underlings. She believes that they should devote 100% of their mental energies to their work, without any form of distraction.
Therefore Nanny's chums in HM Revenue & Customs management, in North Wales, have introduced a regime that includes a ban on family snaps on the workstations of their processing staff. The ban also extends to food veto, with workers restricted to one cup, a pen and a pencil.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, said:
"This brave new world is not only de-skilling
hard-working staff but dehumanising them.
It's ridiculous that this group of
'plan to improve service' workers
is being banned from having things
such as a photo of a loved one on their desk."
Mr Serwotka has hit the nail on the head, Nanny believes that the best form of control can be achieved via dehumanisation.
A memo, sent to Nanny's staff in Wrexham and Rhyl, lists essentials and those items that are forbidden for workstations:
"Essential: a computer, document holder, calculator, pens, desk and chair.
Non-essential: personal papers, memorabilia, packed lunches, personal shopping, handbags or money".
One hapless employee had a banana on his desk, and was asked whether it was active or inactive. Once the banana was identified as being inactive, the worker was told to move it or eat it.
What utter bollocks!
I wonder which consultancy company is growing fat on the profits made from selling this load of old tosh to Nanny?