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Monday, September 01, 2008

Wasting Our Money - Dr Allison Fraser

Wasting Our Money
Those of you who are wondering if our beloved local councils provide us with value for money, may care to consider what Dr Allison Fraser (CEO of Sandwell council) is doing with their council taxpayers' money.

Dr Fraser has decided that it is necessary to spend £5K to go on a self-awareness training course in Germany and Florida, to teach herself to 'like herself'.

The courses in the Avatar Professional Course will teach her how to become 'more likeable'.

Errmmm...here is a simple suggestion Dr Fraser, to make yourself more likeable, don't waste £5K of taxpayers' money on self indulgent crap!

As Chief Executive, Dr Fraser earns around £140K per annum; so she could afford to pay for this herself, given that "likeability" is not relevant for the role of CEO.

The course is run by the Church of Scientology, a clear sign of "quality", and aims to teach people how to become "more real, authentic", "protect themselves against the abrasions of the world" and "gain a connection with the undefined self".

Sandwell Council leader Bill Thomas is fully in favour of it:

"It is certainly very important that she has access to these training courses. This is considered to be one of the best course around.

The course was approved by the Labour group and the other main political parties
."

Ah, how foolish of me, if Labour have approved it then it must be OK then!

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10 comments:

  1. Ken:

    You are right!! The best way for a council official or any other politician to become more liked by the electorate, is to stop wasting our money.....Even more so during the current economic climate.
    Start doing things for the people rather than punishing or "managing" the people....
    This type of story makes my blood boil and this type of thing is far too common amongst local government.

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  2. Jesus! That is all.

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  3. Lord of Atlantis1:48 PM

    If Doctor Fraser feels the need to go on this course, she should finance this out of her own money. There is no way that the taxpayers of Sandwell (or anywhere else, come to that) should be expected to pay for her.

    "The course was approved by the Labour group and the other main political parties."

    The other political parties should NOT have rubberstamped this decision: they should have opposed it, tooth and nail. Haven't these politicians heard of the word 'opposition'? No wonder there's such a low turnout at local government elections: judging by this report they are all p*****g in the same pot!

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  4. Who knows? Maybe it's worth five grand to get rid of the silly bitch for a few weeks? But probably not, and since without even knowing her I hate her guts the course must have been shit as well.

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  5. Anonymous3:59 PM

    I wonder just how deeply the Church of Scientology has worked its way into Sandwell Council? Worrying. (Anyway, I thought the Scientologists were banned in germany)

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  6. Anonymous7:32 PM

    To become instantly liked, I suggest that Council Officials make use of my new "Become More Popular Instantly!" package.
    Contents:
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    Requires:
    Lamp Post, Politician. (One of each, not included).
    Note - Some assembly required.
    TTFN

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  7. number 66:12 AM

    Lord of Atlantis,

    They are all pissing into a gold-plated pot, paid for by the tax payer.

    While they are at it, they are taking the piss out of us as well. The actual fact of the matter is, they know it and don't care as they are never held to account.

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  8. dixon of dock green10:08 AM

    Ken

    You have named and shamed. Well done. But we could do with a picture of this socialist uber-bitch to go with the story and a biography to expose how she has risen to such heights of income and power:

    http://www.laws.sandwell.gov.uk/ccm/content/council-and-democracy/contact-details-for-the-chief-executive.en;jsessionid=bn4zZbJeTgn9

    Politics and the voluntary sector again, eh? Wimmin, politics & charities - the witches cauldron brew that conjures up so many of New Labour's monstrous regiment of wimmin.

    Do some more digging and Common Purpose is sure to pop up.

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  9. Lord of Atlantis3:04 PM

    "Do some more digging and Common Purpose is sure to pop up."

    The only 'common purpose' our politicians seem to have is to rip us off!

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  10. Correction:
    The Avatar courses are not run by the "church" of Scientology. They were cobbled together by Harry Palmer, a former executive, after he was kicked out and lost a lawsuit for trademark infringement in 1986. Do a search using [Palmer "Avatar Course" Scientology] and you should get the picture.

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