GORDON LIGHTFOOT | Culture
A group of millennial communications advisors at the Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) are eagerly awaiting a bright new future that’s just over the horizon.
The contingent of publicly funded wordsmiths are all hopeful of being made dramatically redundant by the expected new government – particularly if Act’s David Seymour is involved.
Seymour has famously said that Act would cut MBIE’s staff numbers in half if elected.
While many would consider this a threat, Jodie Goodwin, 31, is weirdly upbeat about the whole thing. “Well, a change is as good as a holiday right? And the redundancy pay will be begging to be spent on a holiday,” she said.
“Think of the possibilities! There’s always public sector comms jobs going in Wellington, and who knows, I could try going private!”
Tamsin Walker is equally positive. “Will just be good to see what happens. I keep thinking of that song, ‘will I stay or will I go?’ haha. Who knows what’s next!” she laughed.
While next week is not likely to actually be Jodie and Tamsin’s last week at MBIE, as good things always take time, they are both hopeful for a big change or at least a holiday.
Tamsin, who had gone quiet after sinking into her phone, suddenly sat up and announced, “Oh my god Jodie, look at these flights to Bali!”
More to come.
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