Monday, 7 January 2013

You'd Need An Electron Microscope To See My Tiny Violin This Time...

The social services chief sacked over the Baby P scandal has spoken of how her life has been unable to 'move on' since she lost her job four years ago.
She has, it seems, given an interview to - what else? - Public Servant magazine in which she seeks to portray herself as hard done by.

Isn't there a clinical term for such detachment from reality?
People used to know ask me what I'm doing now, and they're shocked when I say "nothing",' she says in the January edition of the magazine. 'They can't quite grasp that my life hasn't moved on at all in the last four years; that I can't find any work and I'm living on benefits.
'I used to have a £130,000-a-year job running my own department and was a national reference point for Ofsted for special educational needs, but no organisation will take the risk of employing me because of who I am.'
Well, actually, it's probably because you didn't run your department, you were exposed as less a 'national reference point' than an example of how not to do things, and you've become a liability and they don't want to have to spend time fighting lengthy court cases which you are still somehow fighting despite 'being on benefits'...
Shoesmith is battling for £1 million compensation after the Supreme Court refused in August 2011 to allow an appeal against a ruling that the former Haringey children’s services chief was unfairly dismissed by the then Children’s Secretary, Labour’s Ed Balls.
Who's financing this? Is it legal aid? It better damned well not be!
In the interview, Shoesmith says children are now more at risk than before the Baby P case because of the damage done to the social work profession and how social workers are now people to hide from rather than work with.
Hang on...didn't the Baby Peter murder happen because the injuries (and the men Connolly was shacked up with) were hidden from incompetent social workers under your command? Weren't they just pretending to 'work with your social workers'? Who couldn't tell the difference?

So nothing's really changed at all, has it?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Isn't there a clinical term for such detachment from reality?"

Neurodegeneration with generalised pachydermia, otherwise known as CJS (chronic jobsworth syndrome.)

Fidel Cuntstruck said...

This should be broadcast throughout all public sector services to prove to them that pushing paper around, taking the salary and avoiding your responsibilities can have consequences.

My heart is steadfastly refusing to bleed for her too ;0)

SadButMadLad said...

Sounds like she's not taken responsibility for her own actions and using the excuse "It's wasn't my fault".

As for job, is she still trying for head of a social services department. Or is she actually looking for any job, however menial. I suspect neither, the former 'cause she knows she'll never get it and the later 'cause she was on £130k a year and stooping that low is just not on.

AndrewWS said...

Never mind, dearie, there's a sympathetic catholic priest writing in the Herald:

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2013/01/07/hatred-towards-sharon-shoesmith-over-baby-p-hides-an-ugly-agenda/

Bucko The Moose said...

""'I used to have a £130,000-a-year job""

So your mortgage must be paid off and you must have a sizeable nest egg then?

Well?

""I'm living on benefits.""

Oh.

JuliaM said...

"... otherwise known as CJS (chronic jobsworth syndrome.)"

Heh!

"This should be broadcast throughout all public sector services to prove to them that pushing paper around, taking the salary and avoiding your responsibilities can have consequences."

Well, I assume a lot of them read this rag - maybe the penny will drop with a few?

"I suspect neither..."

Me too!

"...a sympathetic catholic priest writing in the Herald"

'The Mail is a hypocritical newspaper.' Quite unlike the Catholic Church, eh?

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX 'I used to have a £130,000-a-year job running my own department XX

Nn no NO deary! It was NOT "your department", it belongs to the TAX PAYER!

Remember them?