Thursday, 21 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
The hotel confirmed he had not checked out so I asked my staff to go round to his hotel to see if he was ok in case he had fallen ill. Security let them into his room where they discovered his wallet, passport and mobile were all on the bed but no sign of him! Who goes out without any of those bits? All seemed really suspicious so seeing he is a foreigner as well as an employee the duty of care bit kicked in and we took the decision to alert the police and report a missing person.
Upshot is he materialised back at the London hotel considerably later, more than slightly inebriated...in fact barely standing and completely incoherent. The hotel kindly contacted us and we let the police know they could call off the search, as he was alive. We gave him chance to sober up but with the instruction to report in today for an interview with the police, and another with my deputy who is a 50yr old ex Para Sergeant Major...you really wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that with a hangover!!
The story goes he'd apparently decided he did not see the necessity to have HEAT training so had 'entertained himself' for the day without bothering to discuss or apprise anyone of this decision. Needless to say he’s been terminated before even starting his job. Can't believe he's been so stupid. He's given up his previous job and now blown it with us before he's even really started. What's weird though is he thanked my colleague for his flight tickets home and said he was going to Buckingham Palace to take some snaps of the Changing of the Guard....Unbelievable...
Monday, 11 April 2011
Once upon a time when the threat of redundancy was hanging over me yet again at my previous employers, I mused what I might do with my pay-off and future. As a child I used to love going to Randolph's Cafe in St.Helens, and an ice cream parlour in Clayton Square, Liverpool which not only sold a multitude of flavours, cones, and toppings but also Belgian Waffles which were decidedly exotic in those days! I dreamed of opening a place which sold everything from Bourbon Vanilla, to Turkish Delight and anything in between. My vision went as far as interior design and clientele. Living in a tourist area with a high number of private schools on the doorstep I am only surprised no one else has stolen my plan.
So why has this idea come to the fore again? One of the aged parents & I took the younger Sprogletts to visit 'Antonios' in Billinge with it's selection of Lime & Liquorice, Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, Raspberry Ruffle, Blue Lagoon, & Bubble Gum ice creams. The whole concept of running somewhere like that still appeals massively... I love the idea of making people happy by providing such an array of delicious treats; for kids to have somewhere special where they can be indulged...
One day when I'm burnt out from this job I will retire and put on a pinny....