Join us now. It is free, and it takes less than 1 minute to register.
Register now
Subscribe to our daily newsletter. It is free, and it comes with many benefits.


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Eskom refuses to reduce staff

  1. #1

    Default Eskom refuses to reduce staff


  2. #2
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    The 7th planet
    Posts
    5,608

    Default

    A World Bank study from August 2016 found that Eskom was overstaffed by 66%. At the time, Eskom had 41,800 employees – while it only needed 14,200.
    JHC.
    Seriously, WTF.

  3. #3
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Durban
    Posts
    5,321

    Default

    You dont expect any thing else do you ?
    Fat cats are going to be what they are and we are just going to pay .
    Bunch of morons .
    If it walks like a duck and kwaks like a duck ..its a duck
    Full consciousness will come to very few people in their life time .

  4. #4
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    South Africa.
    Posts
    5,520

    Default

    Eskom is really nothing other than a conduit for wealth redistribution and keeping the ANC voting middle class in check. There is really no other logical explanation for employing 25000 superfluous workers at R750k p.a.

  5. #5
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    28 50' 35.55" S - 31 5' 59.49" E
    Posts
    2,003

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by garp View Post
    Eskom is really nothing other than a conduit for wealth redistribution and keeping the ANC voting middle class in check. There is really no other logical explanation for employing 25000 superfluous workers at R750k p.a.
    What makes it even worse is the fact that those workers are useless, making it essential to pay high priced contractors to perform the duties that those workers are meant to do.
    Last edited by TysonRoux; 13-06-2010 at 07:00 PM.

  6. #6
    Super Grandmaster supersunbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Garsfontein, Pretoria
    Posts
    39,603

    Default

    Well, then they don't bail out money I'd say...
    Quote Originally Posted by saor View Post
    saor is a dumbass

  7. #7

    Default

    Sies, where's their sense of civic duty...
    Quote Originally Posted by Beerisgood View Post
    Godammit if I meet you I'll eat your eyes out for dinner.

  8. #8
    Grandmaster spiff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    THE MOTHER OF ALL CITIES - FAWF (airfield)
    Posts
    3,661

    Default

    fark me!! sounds like blatant plunder to me!!

    Eskom has said that charity starts at home, which is why the pension fund for government employees and local banks must be used to bail it out
    thank god I don't have a government pension!!
    .

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke "

  9. #9
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    the One State...
    Posts
    24,678

    Default

    No way government will allow them to reduce staff in a country with such a low employment rate. Eskom can probably turn a good profit at the rates they charge if they just up the productivity of the overstaff they have. A lot of the staff they have are apparently rather useless - they apparently hire people to help others as they aren't coping and then hire other to help the helpers. All because they went gung-ho with their selections & overzealous application of equity without regard for ability.
    X

  10. #10
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Little Karoo
    Posts
    21,596

    Default

    As is almost always the case, the real problem here is the government's own legally-mandated and legally-protected monopoly on bulk electricity generation and distribution. (Yes, there are some small token concessions here and there, but the great bulk of electrical power is produced and distributed by the state's own business.)

    The only long-term solution lies in abolishing the state monopolists and allowing entrepreneurs to compete for the consumer's business.

  11. #11

    Default

    Eskom had 41,800 employees – while it only needed 14,200.
    This is a problem everywhere... buildings full of people not knowing what their job is, let alone doing it... its why something that should take a few minutes to sort out takes months, or in my experience, several years... ****ing mind boggling.

    Think need to just tax companies higher, before you flip out, that money is being paid in salaries anyway, so, a higher tax but less salaries may save companies money. Give the leeches of society their free everything, housing, electricity, water, education etc, and then a livable food/clothing/accessory allowance, I'm talking middle class monthly food bill etc, not a couple of hundred for pap... ie, pay them monthly salary to shut up and keep them out of the runnings of the world, which is all they want, sit under a tree with their free ****... that leaves the rest who want to work do their jobs unhindered, get **** done in a day instead of months/years, and we can continue growing the country and economy etc.
    *suffering from thin privilege - hangs head in shame*

  12. #12

    Default

    The staff number sounds a bit high and comparing local company to an international one is not best business practice.

    The way we work in South Africa is very different to the rest of the world.

    Unfortunately, you will need to spend more money, by appointing an independent consulting company that's main goal would be to do an in depth analysis of what each section in the company is suppose to do.

    Only once this is done you can recommend to reduce or redeploy the staff compliment.

  13. #13
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    the MATRIX
    Posts
    19,242

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Absinth View Post
    The staff number sounds a bit high and comparing local company to an international one is not best business practice.

    The way we work in South Africa is very different to the rest of the world.

    Unfortunately, you will need to spend more money, by appointing an independent consulting company that's main goal would be to do an in depth analysis of what each section in the company is suppose to do.

    Only once this is done you can recommend to reduce or redeploy the staff compliment.
    yep. to make the process "legit". seen it happen. you'd be amazed at the inefficiencies they find. or the amount of people just moving papers from one side of their desk to the other everyday.

  14. #14
    Super Grandmaster Drifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Vereeniging
    Posts
    14,709

    Default

    And I just received a job offer from Eskom as well, turned it down.
    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool

  15. #15
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Pretoria Mahlanyeng
    Posts
    7,779

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter View Post
    And I just received a job offer from Eskom as well, turned it down.
    No man, you are supposed to say, "Send me", it's patriotic like that, Eskom and you country needs you.
    I am of a nation that would not allow that fear of death, of torture, of imprisonment, of exile or persecution should result in the perpetuation of injustice.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How Eskom will reduce white staff: union
    By BusinessTech in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-03-2015, 01:26 PM
  2. Eskom refuses to let go of power
    By rpm in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-01-2015, 06:19 PM
  3. Eskom urges users to reduce electricity consumption
    By Derrick in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 04-04-2013, 11:57 AM
  4. Please reduce power usage: Eskom
    By rpm in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 09-03-2013, 08:15 AM
  5. Article: Reduce police staff by 9,000 says Treasury
    By Derrick in forum News and Current Affairs
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 14-05-2012, 09:25 AM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •