OK here's a little test for you, see if you can work out whether I work in the public or private sector.
We got some bad but not unexpected news at work today. Due to the current financial situation the organisation's pension scheme is having problems. To remedy this our employer will be taking bigger pension contributions from our wages each month and the pensions we receive at retirement will be a deal smaller than we had previously expected.
Within minutes of the official letters being distributed they had been read and put away and everyone was getting on with their work. There were no rants about how unfair it all is. There were no threats to strike and there were no threats to lynch the directors or to march on London to burn down all the banks.
So to all the public sector wonks out there who they believe they are being treated unfairly with regards to pay and pensions I say:-
"Do shut up, we are fed up of hearing your endless whinging. You should remember that if it wasn't for Labour's gerrymandering most of you probably wouldn't have a cushy public sector job at all. So think yourselves lucky, shut the fuck up and take your medicine like the rest of us."
I'm still waiting for someone from the BBC to show up to ask us how we feel about our pension cuts.