This one comes close to home.
The provincial budget was today, and quite a number of civil servants - staff and management - were fired, or found out today their employment will be over at such and such a date.
People fired today were ushered into a room, told their services were no longer required, and given a short period of time to pack their personal possessions, before they were escorted out of the building. Which just shows that government can be just as dickish and uncaring about firing people as the private sector can be, and usually is. Which is funny, because it is the government that devises these labour codes and practices in the first place.
Patricia learned that some land registry offices in rural parts of the province will close in the coming months and years. These are good, well paying jobs in communities that need them.
It is a very dispiriting day. I am sure that the private sector folks who hate government workers are jumping for glee. I would remind them that those people losing their jobs will not have money to buy whatever crap these businesses are selling.
Sorry for the foul mood tonight. It's late and the news is not good.
See you tomorrow.