We’re all going on a summer holiday –
because you’re not going to get leave now. Not it you work for ABC Regional

A copy of a sternly worded email from Local
Radio Manager Ian Mannix to all staff has been pushed under the door:

We are having enormous difficulty
back-filling staff requesting mid year leave. Despite repeated requests to RPMs
[Regional Program Managers] and others we are not finding replacement staff
quickly enough to backfill our positions. This is of great concern to me.

I have previously indicated that staff
should take their leave over summer when we have fewer programs. This would significantly
alleviate our problems, in 2007 DO NOT EXPECT TO TAKE LEAVE MID YEAR.

In the meantime I am advising that some
people will NOT have their leave approved, due to operational reasons. Do not
buy tickets or make arrangements until your leave is signed off by the LRM…

Presumably most staff have been drafted in
to concentrate on the ABC’s core business – bureaucracy.

Peter Fray

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