BazzBass wrote: ↑
03 Nov 2017, 12:12
Aussie Mark wrote: ↑
03 Nov 2017, 11:44
I know Veebass is a staunch defender of Centrelink, but I just had one of their staff phone me about one of our employees. There is a form they'd like me to fill out. Cool, happy to oblige. But they want to FAX it to me. I actually laughed, I thought it was a prank call! No, seriously - fax is the only technology they possess to send me this 7 page form. They can't scan and email it. They don't have the form in soft copy. This is how our taxes are being spent?
I'm surprised that with all OUR money they waste they would've couriered it to you via Uber lol
I went to Centrelink a couple of years ago to apply for carers allowance.
Sir,what is your centrelink number.
I don't have one
But Sir,everybody has one,you must have one
No, I don't have a centrelink client number
why not sir?
COZ I"VE BEEN F@#KING WORKING FOR THE LAST THIRTY F@#KING YEARS YOU DUMBARSE! SOMEONE has to work to pay for all you freeloaders.
last year they missed 55 MILLION calls for help....55 Million ! that's more than 2 calls for every Australian.....
Only where and when they deserve defending.
Some things are not their fault ie government policy and resource issues.
Two of the things you guys mention are not defensible- they should be able to do business electronically and they shouldn't assume everyone has a Centrelink Reference Number (although most people do when you factor in FTB)- I don't have one either- never claimed a benefit from Centrelink in my life either.
55 Million busy signals on the other hand is a direct result of staff cuts, which are the Government's fault (one might say grand plan)- resource cuts and a recruitment freeze.
I see there is some guff coming from the Minister that this huge number is a result of people using redialling apps. A small proportion would be because of that., but I will say that people wouldn't need to use those apps if it wasn't impossible to get onto an operator.
When I retired a bit over two years ago, the busies number was under 20 million from memory- see how it has grown with 2500 job losses and no recruitment in the last two years. A few years earlier the figure was about 2 million. They have been pulling money out of Centrelink and banning them from recruiting. So it has gone from 2 million to 55 million under this government.
BTW this is exactly the reaction the government wants as it starts to outsource calls to Serco (announced in the last Budget).
Happiness is .......a Telebass and 500W.