Another nearby city is basically firing all their employees and letting them reapply for their old job. There is a huge advantage here if the rehiring process were going to be unbiased. I remain skeptical about the execution of this ingenious plan. Again, the local news stations are generous with their praise.
But my city, having always been a depressed area, has wisely budgetted. Finding that they had a considerable surplus at year’s end, decided to dispense bonuses to city employees. The news report read like an exposé, harshly criticizing the city for foolishly wasting money in a down economy. Please explain to me how giving bonuses to faithful employees for a year of hard work is foolish and wasteful! How many employers raked in serious cash while paying meager wages only to stiff their employees of yearly bonus. It is unethical to use the "bad economy" as an excuse to horde all of the profits. Not every industry has been hard hit, especially those whose employees have been wise stewards of company resources throughout the year. If you ask me, government entities ought to set an example not only in spending wisely, but in the fair and equitable treatment of their employees! Is there anything wrong with being grateful for a job well-done, especially when they can afford to do so?