It’s raining bonuses at the Met Office

  anchor 13:24 09 Aug 2009
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From The Times:

"More than 1,700 staff are getting a “forecast accuracy” bonus of about £650 each".

click here

I am sure few of us would agree with the accuracy of the met offices forecasts over the last three years.

  Sea Urchin 13:31 09 Aug 2009

Maybe better in Speakers' Corner

  anchor 13:33 09 Aug 2009

Yes, my mistake; sorry.

FE: can you move this please.

  anchor 13:45 09 Aug 2009

This means a total of over £1.1 million of public money is being handed out for questionable results.

  Halmer 14:02 09 Aug 2009

that they do a bit more work than appear on the news just after 6 o'clock.

I assume that like many jobs in the private sector, performance is linked to doing your job right.

Obviously some have done that and I wish them well. Thanks for earning your corn.

just wish that they'd stop paying that crass Pratt Jeremy Clarkson.

Now there's something to main about.

  lotvic 14:13 09 Aug 2009

How come they get 'Bonuses' as well ?
Silly me, I always thought that that's what wages are for - doing your job.

  dunkdonuts 14:36 09 Aug 2009

I expect he'd make the most accurate weather forcasts "in the world".

  norman47 15:09 09 Aug 2009

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Is that a meteorologistic term?

  Forum Editor 16:40 09 Aug 2009

the Met office exceeded its forecast accuracy targets for the year 2007/2008 in each of the four categories on which performance is measured.

11 cities maximum temperature

11 cities minimum temperature

11 cities probability of rainfall

Numerical weather prediction index.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:57 09 Aug 2009

Surely people are employed by the Met Office with the required qualifications to ensure accuracy or am I missing teh obvious?

G

  interzone55 17:21 09 Aug 2009

Last I heard Jeremy Clarkson worked for the BBC, not the MOD, so he has absolutely nothing to do with this topic...

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