The magazine dropped through my letterbox at the same time as my alarm went off.
I walked from the front door with my copy of my professional bodies magazine in one hand reaching for the on button of my television.
And then it happened - In the space of ten seconds i went from tired to depressed to embarrassed to angry. We have done it again. My profession that i love and believe so much in has managed to successfully stick its size 9's in its mouth faster than my black coffee can cool.
In my left hand i am looking at a picture of the Head of HR for a leading financial institution owned by the British public and in my right hand i am turning up the volume of my TV remote.
And here is what happened
The magazine assures me that this HR department is applying lean techniques, making processes more customer centric whilst my television is telling me that unless we agree to pay their staff bonuses of up to one million pounds each the current senior leaders will resign.
My eyes are reading that this HR leader is suddenly optimistic about his future and yet my ears hear that his colleagues don't want their owners to interfere in how the manage their business.
Like many other public sector bodies i am making fine, caring professional men and women redundant because we have become shareholders of an ailing organisation that still doesn't accept responsibility for its actions. The elderly and at risk are facing tougher challenges as we seek to support and protect them with shrinking budgets whilst our professional journal capitulates to a false ideal that bullied and threatened its way into our profession and even now wants us to believe that they are blameless in the consequences of the culture and management style they helped to breed. Get real there is more than one pariah out there.