Pendle Council has been accused of 'wasting money' after paying staff up to five times the going rate for delivering leaflets.What..?!?
Staff at the council are being offered the chance to earn extra cash by posting the council’s annual recycling calendar through doors.A nice little earner!
They are being paid 15p per leaflet before tax, which works out at £150 per 1,000 leaflets.
But Coun Eileen Ansar branded the rate 'disgusting' and said other firms pay between £25 and £50 per 1,000 leaflets.Or it could, say, not be done at all? I mean, surely a calendar delivered to every home is a nonsense in the digital age?
“When the council is supposed to be in financial crisis and is cutting a number of services I think it is disgusting that they are offering so much for this work.
“It could be done by local youngsters who are out of work or students who would be happy to do it for a lot less.
“Given the money that the council are trying to save this seems to be an outrageous waste of cash.”
Plus, for those not ‘switched on’ there’s always the local council rag which also gets delivered to every house…
Council bosses said that staff had been paid the same rate for the past eight years, and they used their own staff because they were trustworthy.Ahahahahahaha…..
*pauses for breath*