Member Since: 14th Nov 2013
5th Nov 2019
Over the last decade I worked with a group of family companies where the fifth generation now holds sway. This side of the family has a history of being bipolar, in fact the current 48- year old ops director’s father, recorded as MD, is strongly so.
History of tax avoidance in that strand well before I was involved, with £150k penalty levied.
Son once advocated sending in heavies on my behalf to resolve a personal family matter - needless to say I declined firmly.
Latter kept banging on about plausible deniability and once asked if a colour printer could be used to replicate a local council parking permit.
Strange how these types stay under the radar but also attract birds of a similar feather - one if his cronies was fined for using false documents around his city brazenly, whilst displaying false number plates.
Whether in practice or commerce great care needs to be exercised - steer clear when possible.
2nd Aug 2019
More than 0 and less than 12 inches.
As a kid I judged the competence in driving inversely to skill if I could ride between vehicle and kerb.
11th Jul 2019
Never understood in a family company how a favoured employee racked up roaming charges for his company mobile phone on his 14 day holiday to Cuba but was never asked to reimburse the company.
Mind you he was the highest paid telephonist I have ever dealt with - perhaps his use to the directors was virtual!