It has been known for a while that Ambulance Victoria (AV) are watching their staff.
On the eve of bans allowing staff to speak out over issues affecting ambulance AV enacted some of the most draconian social media policies you could imagine in an attempt to silence their staff.
When that had limited effect, they started disciplining, and even terminating the employment of some of those who dared to speak out.
The truth of statements was irrelevant to the HR warriors who were conducting the inquisitions, their only requirement that it may offend one of their managers.
It seems to matter not the offence suffered by their staff when they have been slandered, insulted and demonized in the press, on some occasions at the cost of many hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Well it has come out than now they have released a senior manager from his usual duties to supervise the trolling through of paramedics internet and social media accounts with the apparent intent of further vilifying anyone who dares to offend the latte sipping elite of AV management.
This is an organisation that claims it cannot get staff to work on the road to fill vacant shifts, which contribute to the delays the public of Victoria suffer every day when they call an ambulance.
But it seems to be able to employ people to “stalk” paramedics on the internet, to make sure they are “towing the company line.”
And if this manager can be released to oversee this online stalking of paramedics, then just how vital was his work in any event, would the resources being directed to “stalking” their staff not be better directed to staffing ambulances on the road, responding to Victorians.
Some of whom have died waiting!