- Feb 26, 2011
Some of those do these jobs deliberately poorly because they know where their bread is buttered. Eskom the posterchild for 'transformation' is corrupt through all levels.I agree with you. Those that go out at all hours to fix problems, do the heavy and dangerous work, spend hours of overtime trying to fix legacy issues that should have been part of a maintenance program, etc - they are the ones who should get increases and bonuses. No one with Manager in the title should as they are already earning a lot more than those who do the work below them. Managers should only get if Eskom is doing well - like what happens in most businesses.
Top-management is to blame for the energy crisis we face today. It is their fault for exercising poor leadership and bad decision making. They are the ones that hold the keys to the kingdom. Employees simply do what they are told to do.Serious question: who is to blame for all the failures that are occuring? Is it not the employees who don't know wtf they are doing?
Exco don't check that the work is being done. Yes they approve changes and certain expenses - but management sees to the day to day running of departments / workforces. Each department is responsible for their workloads. If the people aren't performing and management aren't controlling the work - I think that is where the fault begins. But yes - it goes all the way up because exco should take action if managers are not performing and keeping their projects on schedule.Who happens to be the ultimate decision-makers within the organisation.
This morning I browsed the news on internet, read this and told my wife we must get ready as load shedding was imminent. At 0605 am the lights went out.Eskom wants R1.8 billion for staff bonuses
Eskom wants to pay R1.8 billion in performance bonuses, despite the company’s dismal financial situation and its inability to keep the lights on.
In recent years Eskom has become the poster child of state capture and failed state-owned enterprises, and is now the biggest risk to the South African economy.
then add rocky-coal-sand into the mix, that's where the sabotage is, arrest those people, oh wait, it's eskom management. I think a few members of the public should lay criminal charges against the board of eskom for sabotage (OUTA where are you?), they're are the ones insisting on BEE-man-in-the-middle 100% markup coal contracts.These bonuses may be intended to retain crirical technical staff. I knew an Eskom engineer who regularly had to travel to power stations all over the country to help fix and maintain them when trouble occurred. He would sometimes be phoned up in the middle of the night, including over weekends, and be asked to urgently drive out to some power station in Mpumalanga or some place because of some equipment failure. It's not the fault of the engineers that the power stations are being inadequately maintained and run harder and longer than they're meant to.