Friday, June 01, 2007

Extra work?

I think that one of the things that has been discussed a lot is the reason for why the TCs might have a new policy with regards to the cats. One thing though that may be the reason hasn't yet been brought up which is that with the AVA's new scheme, more work needs to be done by someone.

We know that the AVA intends to bring the programme back but not the exact details. It did seem however that the TCs would be asked to take a bigger role in helping to manage the programme. As it is, under the old SCRS, there was a fair amount of work done by AVA, trying to check out the area, manage caregivers, etc. So the question is, who would be doing the work if the scheme is brought back this time? AVA may not want to do it - nor may the TCs. Dr Teo had mentioned he did not like the buck being passed to the TCs to handle the cats. He felt animal control was the domain of the AVA. As such if the AVA is going to be asking the TCs to do more, they may be reluctant to do so - which might result in it being easier for the TCs just not to have a programme at all. Following this logic, if the TCs do not have a programme, and if they have any cats, that should be handled by the AVA, and hence less work accrues to the TCs. That's how it may work in theory - but not in practice because as mentioned, removing the cats won't work. TCs deal with the fall out of the complaints and no one is happy.

It is quite possible at the end of the day, it has nothing to do with work but that the extra responsibilities are ones no one wants to take on. After on, who wants to do extra work?

With a TNRM programme though, the idea is that caregivers help officers and not give the extra work. The sterilisation programme proposed by AVA though isn't TNRM and I'm not sure what it actually comprises of.



Anonymous yskat said...

Typical big organisation uncreativity. Everything there is a new idea, the immediate response would be: so who's going to do the work?

1/6/07 10:52 PM  
Blogger EJ. said...

Hope they can put in the extra miles in their work, it would be greatly appreciated.

2/6/07 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When people look at things to be done as WORK, they do as little of it as possible.

I just met a young care-giver who would be graduating soon. She said she would like a job with ava. That is dedication & she has my admiration.

3/6/07 1:33 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - that's very true.

3/6/07 1:39 PM  

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