Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Council prejudice?

Apparently, even though the civil service may be moving away from the compulsory wearing of ties, Birmingham City Council likes employees to wear suits and not to have beards or they may face the sack. (Although the current term is having your employment terminated by mutual consent.)
'Mr Bloomfield is not the correct image for the current leaders of the council, even though he is easily the best man for the job. He faced problems because he had a beard and on occasions he did not wear a suit.'

Are these people mad or just stupid? Answers on a postcard please to the Council House, Birmingham.

They're doing well at getting rid of City Council senior officers at the moment, although their current autocratic style isn't going down well with the Labour group - especially after an officer was appointed to an interim post by the Tory/LD coalition without the customary all-party involvement.

6 comments:

Bloggers4Labour said...

Perhaps councillors should refuse to shave until he's reinstated? That's a campaign waiting to happen.

Scribbles said...

Crikey! Reminds me of when women were sacked for wearing trousers to work in the '60s (I wasn't born then, I've read about it).

I have always felt very sorry for men having to wear ties in the summer, but I do have to say that there's not a man alive whose attractiveness is not increased by wearing one. The suit and tie look is a very good one.

Anonymous said...

Typical - staff are no required to copy politicians - don't mind the content as long as it looks good.
Perhaps councillors should be forced to shave off beards?
Or wear suits? Or wear spats? Or cravats? sorry this is getting out of control . . .

john said...

Don't believe all you read in the papers.

PoliticalHack said...

Well, you should know.

john said...

Indeed I do.

At least it is only Labour that would fine Mr Blomfield for shaving off his beard without telling the state.