I love the last sentence: Sir Philip Dilley resigned as chairman of the Environment Agency on 11 January 2016. Dilley stated he was stepping down because "expectations" of his role have changed to mean he has to be "available at short notice throughout the year".
Clearly his chairmanship of a quango disrupted his holiday plans and his golf schedule. "What? You mean I have to get involved as well as attending corporate dinners and conferences? Not bloody likely."
Wiki also notes:
Dilley was appointed as the Environment Agency's chairman in September 2014, succeeding Chris Smith in the post. In December 2015, during the unprecedented flooding of northern England, he was criticised for failing to cut short a holiday to Barbados to lead the flood response. Although only required to work a three-day week for his £100k-a-year job, according to The Independent he had promised on appointment that he would work six or seven days a week and turn up in his wellington boots if there was a crisis. His staff admitted he had been trying to avoid media scrutiny.
Well a big miscalculation for sure because in avoiding possible litigation resulting from injury to a single employee they now risk litigation for potentially millions of pounds resulting from the damage to property/injury to others.
It could result in the collapse of the trust due to financial ruin if its proven that CRT negligence is at the root cause of the flooding.
"It was almost like ringing someone up that had no idea where we were, what was happening, or what the reality of the situation was and the urgency of the situation"
Hmmm that's odd, I'm sure that has never happened before!
Could this be because they are managing a complex technical system like a charity funded kids playground? So we don’t need experienced work crews, we can sub that out, but we do need marketing and social media managers and fund raisers......
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT