Public servants should move on or move out

IT bemuses me that an unnamed government figure stated that “we haven’t a hope in hell of filling jobs in Cavan, Monaghan and west Cork” (Irish Examiner, July 31).

I can assure this masked pessimist that the streets would be lined in these areas with very capable candidates thrilled by the prospect of securing comfy civil service work.

It is nothing less than pompous to think that only a Dublin-based workforce can effectively handle a civil servant’s duties.

To those individuals who reject a transfer to these specified locations because they are not popular areas, I can only say take the transfer or step aside. Nobody is indispensable.

At least, in Dublin, there are sufficient re-employment opportunities for those who reject the transfer. The same can’t be said for Cavan, Monaghan and west Cork.

The only failure in this plan resides in the backbone of its proponents.

Tom O’Leary

Fair Green

Dromore West

Co Sligo.

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