2011-06-03 14:35:29Environment Canada layoffs spook civil servants
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Sigh.  Not good news.  The neo cons have started to show their true colours....

2011-06-03 14:43:06
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Not surprising news though.  That's what happens when you elect conservatives these days!  If Republicans had control of more than just the House of Reps, we'd have the same thing happening in the USA.

2011-06-03 14:51:04
Rob Painting
Rob
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Same thing happened a couple of years ago in NZ, when the current conservative government got into power. We had an outspoken scientist working for NIWA, Jim Salinger, who was frequently in the media commenting about climate change. When the National Government got into power they installed a lackey of theirs to head NIWA, and one of the first things he did was to install new guidelines whereby all media communications had to get the all clear by him, no doubt so that he could neuter all mention of climate change/global warming. When Jim Salinger neglected to do this he was fired. Now we don't get any NIWA scientists in the local media mentioning those dreaded words.

I'm a firm believer in karma, these scumbags will get what they deserve, shame about all the lives that will be lost though. Real shame......

2011-06-03 14:55:49
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Albie, how's the job hunt going?

2011-06-04 07:10:57
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Hi Dan,

Thanks for asking...it is not I am afraid, and this new revelation pretty much seals my hopes of getting a position in EC.  On the up side, someone has managed to scrape together some funds to keep me going until Christmas.

How about you Daniel?  Any good news from your side?

2011-06-04 07:42:55
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Sorry to hear about the EC dealy.  Maybe things will turn a bit if we get enough Arctic Sea Ice loss this summer...

Had a call today to set up an interview for Monday morning.  Will be my 2nd job interview since January.  This group is familiar with my work & background, so I'm hopeful.  Only half the money I was getting and I'll have to buy a work vehicle instead of being furnished with one.  But it beats unemployment, as the severance package runs out in 5 weeks.

2011-06-04 14:15:04
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Best of luck on Monday Dan!

2011-06-04 14:16:31
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Thanks, Albie!  Best to you as well!

2011-06-04 14:42:27
Rob Painting
Rob
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118.92.111.18

Good luck to the both of you!