Once Upon A Time In Zummoset
The County Council decided to take on a bunch of contractors for deployments & other IT related tasks, that would be laid off at the start of the school holidays, to be rehired in September (This was a slight annoyance to me, but fitted in generally with my plans).
In casually mentioning this to one of the permies & he having a degree of tenure flagged the flaw to the upper mangleworzles.
The business plan for the summer is when we rip out complete suites of school IT (Icon) & you want to let the guys we spent 6 months getting familiar with everything go & have insufficient resources to deploy those suites?
Do you have any assurances that they will come back in September as they will probably be looking for & find alternative employment elsewhere.
Thus we found ourselves "back" on the usual round of 3-4 month contract renewals, before we had even left it.