Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Have you got your Nectar Card?"

We've all done it right? The boss tells you to go to the supermarket and get the teabags and biscuits and when you get to the till you hear the words "have you got a [insert loyalty point card name here]?". At this point you think "well the compnay doesn't have one, so I'll just use mine". Sometimes you just hand your card over without even thinking about it.

Is it unethical? Are you defrauding the company of something that could get it if they wanted too? We don't know. What we do know is that one poor Council worker found to their cost that the Council considered it a sackable offence. A little harsh we thought when, to our knowledge, the Council, doesn't have its own loyalty card anyway.

This did get us wondering about the times we've seen the leader of the Council, Chris Roberts, in Sainsburys, Woolwich. We're not following him, we just seem to always be lucky enough to stand behind him in the queue. He even said hello to us once which just tickled us inside knowing that we knew who we were and he didn't.

Anyway, each time it has happened he's been buying things that didn't look like average home shopping and we're sure he used a loyalty card. Perhaps an audit of his expenses receipts is overdue too?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did they sack him, as they would either have to:

1) have a rule which forbid this


2) had a card, and therefore suffered a loss because of the actions on the employee

Sounds like a nice case of face not fitting, or unfair dismissal.

6:58 pm  
Blogger The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Which council?
How did the council find out?

8:48 am  
Blogger said...

Well seeing as the site is called Greenwich Watch and tend to exclusively deal with aspects of Greenwich Council we thought we'd write about something that happened in Hackney.

9:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely a case of 'face don't fit' I know the person who was dismissed after a nine month suspension, this person was a PO7 status and it's just one big excuse to get rid of a 'TUPE' employee!! I think this person is going to appeal against the decision?

4:03 pm  

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