I was eligible, I would apply and do it fo the money, on condition they didn't tell anyone my name.
I do have some pride!
You've worked at Capita for at least two years, have seen your fair share of colleagues sent down the redundancy chute in that time, been forced to clip travel costs and biz expenses to do your bit toward profitability. You'll also be acutely aware of your employer's plan to automate service delivery, and with it potentially …
An employee director will bring diversity of thought and strengthen as well as being our official scapegoat to our decision-making."
I suspect this is more like it.... And since the employee board member must continue to perform their duties, that opens up a whole different can of worms such as board meetings, paperwork, etc. taking time away from "normal duties".
If they are being "invited", then I wonder what criteria is being used beyond the 24 months of service. I suspect stellar performance ratings and people who are already senior in prole terms.
Does anyone else detect a faint aroma of bovine faeces? Of course they're going to pick handwavey non-technical types and you bet one of them will be female.
I'm proud that Capita will be the first company in decades to appoint employees to its board
At first, I'm thinking ok, which board? And which board meetings do they attend? Surely contentious stuff will just move to the pre-meeting or post-meeting where the plebs won't attend. But no, read on and this gem awaits...
The new members will be paid the same annual fee and expenses as other non-exec directors: £64,500.
In essence then, get paid 4 or 5 times your market rate for an opportunity literally no other employer will ever give you, and in return all you have to do is play nice. That, and hope the shareholders don't vote you down at the next AGM.
I can only imagine the giggles when this little agenda item came up at the last board meeting.
...but actually, I don't think this is a bad idea.
You can understand why they would want to hear the actual opinion of someone suffering under poor decision making, rather than "Yes" men hiding the real issues.
Yeah, there's going to be some awkward conversations when they talk about downsizing departments and the foreknowledge that that might bring to the unlucky buggers and their colleagues, and that will need to be handled properly/delicately.
And yes, I will enjoy my downvotes in hell.
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