April 11th, 2009

A Nice Little Earner

Posted in The Job - General by 200

It’s nice to see public money being spent wisely. It’s also nice to see good work being recognised. What could be better than actually getting to combine the two?

Step forward the London Crown Prosecution Service who have just spent the princely sum of £56,000 by giving 224 of their staff a bonus for, er, turning up for work.

Back on Monday 2nd February only 224 out of the total of 1,400 CPS employees in London made it in to work. You’ll remember this day as the day the UK recieved the largest amount of snow in the entire history of the earth. As usual, the country ground to a complete standstill as people were forced to spend the day sitting on their arse or getting harassed by the old bill for taking photos of kiddies frollicking in the white stuff (surely that’s a whole different website? – Ed)

A spokesman for the Criminal Protection Service said the money from public funds was a reward to members of staff who had “gone the extra mile.” They got a £250 bonus in their March pay packets.

If you happen to be from the CPS outside London & turned up for work through the worst blizzards the world has ever known, then tough shit; you get bugger all. Clearly London CPS employees are more valuable than in the rest of the country.

The spokesperson didn’t say whether any wages were docked from those who couldn’t be arsed couldn’t make it in to work.

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  1. MarkUK says:

    What a load of wusses.

    I have been known to be more than a little critical in the past of people who use the excuse of a little snow for not being able to get to work.

    OK, if you live in a small village, it may be that your roads are actually blocked – that I can understand. However, the last time I checked, London was not an isolated small village.

    April 11th, 2009 at 21:32

  2. john says:


    April 12th, 2009 at 07:56

  3. pchawkeye says:

    So where are the bonus payments for the doctors/nurses/ police officers/police staff/fireservice/carers/ambulance crews/teachers/council workers infact everybody in public service?
    Did the wally responsible for the award actually make it in to work that day? did he think he was entitled to some extra dosh for making it in ‘cos the buses weren’t running? I like to bet his name was top of the list for staff who ‘gone the extra mile’. Overtime maybe but extra just for going to work , that’s ridiculous.

    April 12th, 2009 at 10:48

  4. Plodnomore says:

    One morning in late 1987 I woke up for earlies to discover that half the country had been blown over by a hurricane – won’t mention Michael Fish, oh, go on then – and it took me an extra 45 minutes over my usual 20 minute journey to get in to work? Did I receive an extra 250 notes for going the extra (8) miles? Did I buggery. Did I receive even a thank you from my SMT? Did I buggery. Instead, my Sgt made me stay on for the extra 45 minutes that I missed from the beginning of my shift (and I had to bring doughnuts the next morning!). Happy days.

    April 12th, 2009 at 12:05

  5. Tony F says:

    I hope it puts all the recipients into the next tax bracket….

    April 12th, 2009 at 18:53

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