no it was the chargehand who decided who was promoted it was a manpower services scheme working for the local district council parks department making paths round a large pond planting trees etc
the ones am talking about (the skivers) were seen by the head of the parks department playing rounders instead of working apart from getting a bawling out by the chargehand nothing else was done to them and they were the twats who were promoted while the rest of us worked our balls off!
strange thing about the manpower services job creation scheme if you worked for the regional council they paid more wages for less hours ie the district council job i was on paid me £47 for working 24 hours per week when i did a manpower scheme which was paid by the regional council i got £59 for working 19 hours a week mind you in the mid 8o's your money went further as things were a lot cheaper then
the regional council scheme came to an end because the maggie thatcher scrapped it and changed it to training for work which was your benefit plus £10 per week training allowance but the place i worked for the disfigurement guidance centre couldnt keep us on as they were told they (the charity) would have to employ a trainer at the centre so we all ended back signing on again typical tory goverment and this lot arent any better i would say their policies are actually worse than in maggie thatchers time
quote from the goon show the sleeping prince(still available on bbc radio4 extra iplayer) labour exchange man what type of work are you looking for mr seagoon ? seagoon replies a job with pay but no work!