Good drills or cheeky barsteward?

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by sundance, Jul 25, 2008.

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  1. Not seen it elsewhere, feel free to hole it if its been done. From the beeb -

    And previously

    Clicky and clicky

    Free market in action IMO, mind you £50 for a slab of beers a bit steep :wink:
     
  2. Cheeky barsteward!!!
     
  3. So did he get to keep the money?????

    Beers are on him if so I,d say!!!!
     
  4. More to the point who was buying the viagra?!
     
  5. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    completly dragging the thread of topic.

    with reference to the thread " What have the Jocks ever done for us" Defense Brief was John Mackenzie, who obviously a bloody good barrister.

    'Cuidich n 'Righ'
     
  6. Can't fault the guy for turning a profit. I did it in G1. Was always poping down town to haggle with the local 'business men'. On return to Blackadder I would sell the stuff on for a SMALL profit. However, this guy has certainly kicked the knads out of it!

    I am however, confused over where he was supposed to have stolen the money from? Was there not a hole in a bank balance somewhere that raised the concerns of his boss?

    If all funds were correctly accounted for then how did this get to court? Are we saying that just because he was a SSgt he wasn't supposed to have that much money?
     
  7. Can't see any "stealing" going on here at all.

    Gouging or profiteering maybe but they are not illegal.

    More correctly known as capitalism and market forces/supply and demand?

    Shite reporting again or something more sinister?
     
  8. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Strange behaviour for an AGC professional. You'd expect him to use a high-interest off-shore account for £100K, instead of it being left outside to be nicked. Perhaps this sort of behaviour is why there's a forking great hole in the Defence Budget ...


    BTW, if he was with THEM, what colour are his flowerpots?
    We might get a useful clue from that ... 8)
     
  9. Should have been run through an extension of unit non-public funds for the benefit of all. Mark-up under QRs is limited to a fraction of what he was making and the profits could have been used for welfare purposes. Surprising the SAS lads fell for it. He's a either very brave or very stupid to rip them off.

    He was running a business and I hope the selfish cn*t gets done for back tax and self-employed NICs.
     
  10. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    Supply and demand! As they say, something is only worth what somebody is willing to pay. If they didn't want to buy it they wouldn't have.
     
  11. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

     
  12. I smell BS,
    Going by reports he made roughly £1550 A DAY from his sales (various assumptions taken into account)
    Then hid the money in a plant pot outside his house.

    One report i read last week, Can't find link. said the money was in sequential bundles.

    Anyway good luck to him, he managed to fleece somebody and get away with it.
    How about a donation to H4H
     
  13. Sounds like he basically set up a cash n carry, but with no overheads and a captive market

    Fair game to him, If he was charging too much someone else would have got off their arrses and aquired the gear themselves

    If he was using company transport/fuel or other assets it might have been an issue..................

    Hiding your cash in flower pots is a bit squirrelly and suspicious though
     
  14. Get off your high horse, no-one was forced to buy the gear.If anyone had complained I'm sure the QM would have got a grip and took it over.

    Mind you, some other people faired rather well from enterprises run from said location.......
     
  15. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Presumably from dinars/dirhams/dollars at a compliant local bank?

    Or indeed Help Them Out ... it would get us off his back :lol:

    Buy a Slingsby Pin, Guv? Helps a mate, and brings you good luck.

    :wink: