I knew a couple of direct employment Council parks/gardens guys got fired for doing a cash job.Unless there was wide-scale naughtiness at one location I couldn't see it any other way.
As always with the CS, the devil is in the fine print. Thanks for pointing that out.
In terms of sackings, I can only remember two in the true sense of the word.
One was a CS who set up his own ficticious companies so he could exploit the Local Purchase procedures - he placed fake orders and submitted false invoices for payment. He got sent down for a stay at HM's Pleasure.
The other was also an LPO clerk who was caught pulling sickies and claiming sickness benefits whilst she was working on-site at her husband's building firm. She was caught when one of Sqn's officers went to the building site with the intention of buying one of the houses and there she was in the sales office when she was supposed to be immobilised at home with severe back problems.
Couldn't get rid of useless CS for love nor money.
I always thought that he was badly treated. Anyway, returning to my original point, whenever I here that a CO or Bde Comd has screwed up, I always wonder at the integrity of the CoC that got them promoted to that position in the first place.Well, I don't know - sometimes circumstances conspire against you (like having 3 PARA in your brigade...).
Then of course there's always Tony Wilson to fall back upon in 1982...
I spent a year working for a firm where the primary role of the HR department appeared to be exactly that, normally because the CEO had a habit of sacking people without doing things properly.Or you pay a chunk of money to make the problem (and any Tribunal) go away - the phrase tends to be "What's their magic number?", quick negotiation and agree what nice words HR will say about them if asked.
Good job that ARRSE has such a broad spectrum of informed opinions that it could never fall into that trap...London isnt the real world. London reminds me of twitter where if you went off what was being said on there then we would definitely still be in the EU, Corbyn would be Prime Minister and Clinton would be the president. Its an echo chamber where you all swallow your own shite.
Of course, just to point out that Dominic Cummings isn't a member of the civil service, per se. SPADs are their own category.I knew a couple of direct employment Council parks/gardens guys got fired for doing a cash job.
Bloke in pub wanted a tree down and some landscaping. They turned up on his drive, in the Council Transit, started work.
Bloke from pub turned out to be the Council bigwig running their department....
Stations? Is this British Rail you’re talking about?And therein was the problem. The station's Civil Admin would find every excuse for not taking the matter on - and I'm not talking about a single station, this was common across several stations I was at. In one of the cases I mentioned in an earlier post, the problem person was a very close friend of the Civil Admin Officer (they had been at school together and were near neighbours) and this fact only came to light following the discovery of her moonlighting and questions being asked as to why no action had been taken over her sickness record despite it being reported. Then there was the hurdle of the Whitley Council - don't know if it still exists. It may be very different now but this was several years ago.
Who? Longland or Wilson?I always thought that he was badly treated. Anyway, returning to my original point, whenever I here that a CO or Bde Comd has screwed up, I always wonder at the integrity of the CoC that got them promoted to that position in the first place.
The policy used to be to promote them so that they got posted out to another unit. Doesn't that happen anymore?when was the last time the Army actually sacked a waste-of-space NCO or officer, rather than post them off somewhere else, to make them Someone Else's Problem?
They have their own code of conduct which is broadly similar but, obviously, removes the requirement for political neutralityMy inderstanding is that they are on contract to the particular minister. They have to abide to CS Codes of Conduct.
I doubt it, now that it's been discovered that his family allegedly converted a swimming pool into the accommodation that he stayed in, without planning permission. He is also allegedly the joint owner of this building, so is jointly liable.Hopefully a line can be drawn under the media stoked Cumming storm in a teacup now:
As British politics nears a full week of talking about Dominic Cummings, the peak of the scandal appears to have passed. Nick Watt reported on Newsnightorder-order.com
That is a complete joke and only believed by those who want to. As soon as the restrictions were lifted and the sun shining then the mongs would have been out and about anyway. Cummings is just an excuse - they would have done it anyway.A fifth of Britons are sticking to lockdown less than they were, with rule-breakers across the country citing Dominic Cummings as the reason they are leaving the house more, a poll has shown.