Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What is it Wednesday? + Uncertainty for Christmas

Well here I go again,

What do you think this one is? With my Aussie eye I think this is an easier one than last week. But I guess we'll see ;-)

Well our Government has decided to cut numbers in the Victorian public service by 10% over the next two years.

Personally I'm not worried, they can't cut me very easily without cutting the program I run for them (and they just made it ongoing). Also, I am fairly employable so if they did let me go I'd find something else. But I have to say a lot of my colleagues are feeling very let down at getting that message at Christmas time.

Also contrary to my expectations before joining the public service last year things are pretty lean in terms of staffing levels. How the work will get done is a mystery to me.

10 comments:

JohnD said...

Weathered stained/painted planking.

Old Kitty said...

I think it's the underside of a palm leaf!

I'm truly sorry to hear of such severe austerity measures! Public services the world over are being targetted so unfairly and so severely when they least deserve to be. Especially when the current crises is not of their doing. :-(

Take care
x

Kathleen Jones said...

I think it's a corrugated tin roof! sorry to hear that people are being cut in Oz - it's the same in the UK. My daughter, who runs a preventive medicine programme in the community, is just waiting for her redundancy letter to arrive - apparently preventing people becoming ill is one of the non essential things you can cut. Thought Oz was doing better, but obviously this is worldwide.

Oriental Rug Cleaning Chicago said...

I can`t understand that what it is in picture, By the way I am very sorry to hear about this news.

Linda G. said...

It looks kind of like a close-up of our deck out back, but I don't think you've been there. ;)

Anne Gallagher said...

At first I was going to say rain, then the bark of a tree, but the more I look at it, the more I have no clue.

I hope you and your family have a Merry Holiday!

mshatch said...

I'm with Kathy, tin roof :)

Pearl said...

Looks like rusting corrugated tin. :-)

Pearl

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ugh that stinks about the layoffs. What a cruddy time of year for it too.

I'm going to guess some sort of leaf. I think it's a super close up

MTeacress said...

I'm loving these What Is It Wednessday posts. :) This one looks like a corrugated metal roof - sort of.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, Al (despite the bad economic news *sigh*).