I do sometimes get on my soapbox here, but it's not often that things make me sad or angry enough to draw them out, rather than just add a link to a news story and rant. 2012 has been a year in which I have heard quite a few things I sadly feel unable to share, despite their laugh out loud shock nature. Council run organisations and bodies who rely on government funding are increasingly suffering, and the often hardworking and passionate staff are being put in increasingly difficult situations, those who still have secure work anyway. The cartoon shows the joke made when I left council employment - I was the first rat to leave the perceived sinking ship -and the difference in opinion regarding my job within only a few years.
I doubt that there will be significant changes for good in 2013, but will take solace in the knowledge that there are still enough people dedicated and clever enough to carry on through the cuts, losses, struggles, dissolution of knowledge, dissipation of experience and lack of resources and support. Fingers crossed eh?
We have some great people maintaining our fantastic local galleries, museums and houses, let's support them and hope they can make the best of 2013!
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