Why do governments at all levels insist on hiring employees they apparently don’t need?
How else to explain budget-tight governments with a bad habit of laying off hundreds of public servants when times get tough.
Case in point: During city manager Steve Kanellakos’s last stint at the City of Ottawa, back when he was a deputy city manager, it was he who went on a hiring binge for the city’s corporate communications department — including several journalists.
On Tuesday, cuts were made to that same department — with Kanellakos at the helm as some of the people he hired were let go.
Where is the sense in that?
It can’t be a lot of fun in many city staffers’ homes this Thanksgiving.
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