Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Six A4 sheets for Mr Lamb so far!! Anyone else doing it?

Ironically enough it's a pubco tactic to say "can we have as much data as possible please, stating your case of hardship, your cash flow recent, current and projected, a current balance sheet and scenarios for applying different shift patterns on your rotas - show us you're understanding the flow of business and give us an indication of your marketing and promotions (we'll have a look at helping out there) - don't forget to put in your last three vat returns and your paye schedule, oh and that business rates correspondence you said you've been having. If you can just get all of that over to us asap we'll have a look at it and come back to you on the business position. By the way we're all on different courses and annual and paternal leave for the next month so squeezing your case in where we'll all be able to have a look is going to be difficult but given the urgency I'm sure we'll get back to you as soon as poss.

>Three months later< REPEAT SCENARIO.

Cuddly little Bob Neill used exactly this ruse when I was introduced to him by one of his constituents who's a friend of his in the pub after the CAMRA supercomplaint went in: "give us evidence and we'll act on it'.

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