A public DILEMMA

The bottom line perspective is no challenge in the public sector. It's a problem.

Ultimately, the knowledge is to lubricate the social machinery. In Norwegian school It is not produced oil, but knowledge. Development of knowledge takes its time and definitely has its price. This year the municipal sector Organization (KS) is disagreeing with the teachers ' organisations on time. Where KS believes the proposal for a new work-time agreement creates rooms for local adaptations, they fear "Gølvet" in the knowledge society that "local adaptations" involve adaptation to confined school budgets. The experience is that it is navigated downward towards the budget's bottom line, even if it is claimed that one will reach the very top.

The bottom line perspective is no challenge in the public sector. The perspective is a problem. Daily, this gaze creates moral dilemma. What do you do when there are not enough resources to do the job to the best standards? "Adequate time". To keep your back free, you can support yourself to law. Professional ideals and visions have a higher standard, require more time and have consequently a higher price. If there is an employee of such standards for a business, it requires that investing time is invested in the job. The time is also money although it does not seem in the budgets but is obtained from the employee's private time bank.

Overtime pay to extra effort is not included in the existing agreement. There's not much extra time to walk away. That is enough in many other professions too. There are probably more people who know that you are taking a risk by investing time from their own bank. Winnings are no guarantees.

Nobody asked you to do this. Still, you can continue because you have faith that what you do has great value. And the joy of getting it to is first and foremost yours. It's the one that makes you keep going. But what when the delighter disappears? Then the requirements are lowered. One does exactly what one has to, and finds strategies for living life as Middelhavsfarer.

In the oil sector it is possibly different. There's no shame in talking about high salaries and the right to free when you've been around 24 hours a day for a couple of weeks. One must have clear rules on how a job is to be done. Something else can be deadly. Losses at a strike can also be fixed. According to the oil industry's National Association (OLF), the state and industry lost 150 million every day the parties were conflicting. The loss was real loss to the employer side and state. An oil worker knows what he is worth and there is not any moral dilemma to ask requirements.

In the public sector, strikes work differently. There is no employer, but third party to be framed. Ill don't get the care they need. Young people can enjoy the freedom in shining our days, but cry over the consequences when the exam is cancelled. Of course, on the employer's side, sorry your services aren't being delivered. But it doesn't sting the scrotum. On the contrary. In the case of a strike in the public sector, the employer saves payroll expenditure. The actual strike salary funds the employees. They have invested in the strike bin through their membership dues. In pure money there is an employer who loses the least.

It may seem unnecessary to have to remind you of this. But too many times, employees in the public sector are referred to as an expense entry. It is not produced effectively enough. There are too many in production. Care and guidance should be performed faster and smarter by fewer people. At the same time every single person – let us not say ' user ' – is seen as the human being. In its entirety. The right words should be said at the right time. A hug should be given. A tear should be wiped. All within a timeframe which is "sufficient time". We take the challenge and try to put a price on every word, every tear and every hug we get problems. We end up in a moral dilemma. This is not just the government employee's problem. This is a social problem.

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