I have posted before about the great kindness, empathy and (necessary) tough love visitors to the blog have shown me and the RPS family. We’re glad that we might be helping a bit in sharing what’s happening to us as deficit reduction really begins to bite.
Some time in the last couple of days we passed 30,000 visits to the site. We just wanted to take a moment to say, thank you, to each of you for visiting and for commenting. So many of us are trying to find a way through what is happening the fact that you are so ready to share hints and tips shows us all something about the essential decency of people.
Perhaps I’m too much of an optimist but I think that’s very heartening.
I know from my professional life that many of you will be watching Monday’s local government settlement with a lot of anxiety. Not knowing the worst was a terrible time for us as a family. In many ways getting clarity about my fate helped us define the problem so we could work on a plan. It’s a small upside.
The next weeks and months will see the settlement translated into specific plans and actions. It’s going to be a miserable time for everyone involved even for the more Jeffersonian amongst those leaders who will be taking the decisions. I doubt that all but a handful find cutting jobs difficult. Those who enjoy it rather than truly believing it a cruel necessity are clearly lacking, deserving pity rather than contempt. (Although that’s often hard to hold to as a view.)
Anyway, if you are waiting for news we wish each of you well in meeting it. The RPS family will continue to send out our good thoughts as we perfect our own cunning plan … good luck with yours.