In Reply to: re: Mistakes Happen posted by Euclid on June 17, 2013 at 17:54:01:
it isnt a smart alec comment, but you cant prove there is a link.
Look at UK and the errors that were made last year versus previous years.
There are many issues, including early retirement. But other issues include a greater willingness to question state performance, and limited ability to hide issues under the carpet.
As a side note, I enjoy these types of debates. You have obviously done work on the issue, and I do appreciate it.
Finally, staff left, or opted for early retirement, mainly for financial reasons. Leaving early enabled them to retain more of their pension entitlement than if they stayed. Obviously not all, but my Dad, a state worker, opted for this as did many of his colleagues.