City layoffs coming?
I got my copy of the memo from city business administrator Richard England yesterday (you didn’t know I worked for the city? – kidding). City employees were “advised” that “due to financial constraints” with the FY2008 budget, there is a “strong possibility” that layoffs may have to occur.
I know some people what were laid off from their companies in the past. Is it common practice to issue this kind of memo to invoke fear in the employees? Or would this be considered a “political stunt”?
We all know there are discussions circulating around that our budget is bloated, and there are possibly dead-end jobs that are wasting tax-payer money. Is that really the case?