Friday, July 01, 2011

Redundancy Roadshow

Why does every event that travels have to be described as a ‘roadshow’?

Where is the ‘show’ element in a room full of people being told that they are being made redundant and then being told in great detail how they will be made redundant? 

It’s more an ‘end-of-the-road’ show.

I thought that my last visit to our National Office was to be my last visit to our National Office, but a final invitation was made by Dave when we met a couple of weeks ago. He told me in his best sober tone that a ‘roadshow’ had been developed to support staff ‘at this depressing time’.  I was reminded of Dave yesterday. During a drama project evaluation some extrovert Year 6 children showed me their best ‘serious faces’.

They should have asked me to programme the roadshow content. I would have taken my lead from ‘The Producers’ and produced a bona fide 'show' : 

‘P45: The Musical’. 

The big number would be a redundant rabble rouser to the tune of ‘YMCA’ with a chorus of ‘P-forty-five’ and a dance routine spelling that out in human form. It could sweep the nation - an 'Agadoo' for our times.

1 comment:

  1. Plenty of time to blog and I think you should seriously consider writing that musical!
    Great to meet you on the writing workshop.
    Hope everything works out in the end, as a friend of mine always said, "it'll all come out in the wash".
    In the meantime enjoy the children, both they and your new found role as stay at home dad should give you plenty to write/blog about.