Re: Punishment seems too extreme
"It fits in well with the recent right-pondian politician-speak of 'more' meaning 'not losing the ones we've already got' though..."
Yes, that was a bit weird. It did actually make a kind of sense, but when she was confronted on it, managed to splutter a lot and make it seem much worse than it actually was. After all, if you normally lose 10% of your workforce every year through reasons other than retirement and can't easily replace them, then changing things such that many of those leavers now stay on and don't leave, that reduces the amount of new recruitment needed and retains experience as well as reducing the amount of work needed to increase staffing levels from a limited pool.