Wednesday, 23 March 2016

the inequalities #mhscot: the entitlement of some; the Peter principle

A tweet from yesterday after seeing stuff about Scottish mental health "celebrities" being praised for doing their job:

Equally galling is the entitlement - the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment - displayed by some of these "celebrities".  I call it hierarchical shenanigans. 

People who are paid to do a job.  Some/many of them not very good at it, in my opinion.  The Peter Principle: "managers rise to the level of their incompetence" (thanks to a ScotGov worker at Monday's MH Strategy meeting in Edinburgh who told me the term).

But the serious point about all of this is the marginalisation of many juxtaposed with the raising to power and position of a few.  That gets my goat.  It's not fair and the well-off or better-off high heid yins shouldn't be lording it over others or going about as if they deserve the privilege.  Bullying, taking to task or excluding anyone who criticises them or their methods.  That's unacceptable.  

They are fostering the inequalities and keeping themselves at the top of the pile. 

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