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It may be a case of nominative determinism that in the midst of its expense purge Capita has hired a man called Butcher to take control of the finance function. It might just be coincidence. Patrick Butcher will inherit the wooden abacus at Capita by the end of the calendar year, the sickly outsourcing badass confirmed to the …
Not sure why the subheadline says from Network Rail when he's from Go Ahead Group - i.e. they who runs Thameslink Southern & Southeastern.
As someone quoted me on Twitter earlier this morning: "From one **show to another, Seems appropriate", more so when dealing with Crapita
I'd love to sit in on one of these Executive interviews...
"I am a pigeon manager who has a proven track record of screwing everything I touch up, but somehow have managed to always get the blame apportioned to those above and below me...... and I am a FreeMason"
"Welcome aboard... I must get you into my golf club".
Capita said today: "Patrick has 19 years of experience as a finance director, including six years as Group Finance Director at Network Rail from 2009. His early career was spent at Deloitte & Touche, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant, and worked across its audit and management consultancy practices."
Paul @ The Reg
Back in the last century I was in hospital after having a nasty burst appendix sliced out. A couple of days after the op, a young student nurse wearing a nametag that said Nurse Butcher turned up to my bedside having been assigned to disconnect the drip from the cannula in my arm. The cannula had to be left in place in case the drip needed to be re-attached.
I think she should have placed a finger somewhere on my arm to stop the blood flowing into the cannula as she capped it off. Instead, several quite impressive spurts of blood erupted from the cannula hitting her, the bed and my mother's coat* on the chair beside the bed. Nurse Butcher became a bit panicky as she wrestled the cap over the gushing and I don't think she appreciated it when, afterward all the fun was over, I laughingly mentioned that she had a good name for her job. Still, I probably wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for such dedicated angels.
*Mother's coat (mother was visiting) was a shade of dark purple so didn't show the bloodstains - the same couldn't be said for the bed or Nurse Butcher!
He will get paid lots of cash, hefty pension contribution irrespective of what happens.
Doubtless a bonus for "cost cutting" i.e. sacking a few of the "shopfloor" peasants who actually get their hands dirty.
All these "top exec / management" jobs are just a merry go round of massively overpaid (when compared to amount of competence / long term improvement of a company demonstrated) folk happily moving from one mega salaried post to the next.
I did a contract for them many many years ago, I was bought in a full year after the go live date, and they where no where near going live, the whole project was staffed by contractors apart from the top manager and a tester. Both where morons, top manager would stroll in whenever he pleased and generally be an unpleasant arse, then disappear, the tester was only interested in things like font sizes rather then the actual application results.
It seemed like everyone in the office spent more time day trading then doing the actual project.
Anyway 2 years later it finally went live, contract wasn't renewed (as expected), and I didn't do a handover to anyone.
Lots more things happened, or didn't, during my time there but if I spilled the beans they'd be able to identify me lol
happy days :)
Capita would accidentally drown its kids in the bath, have more kids, and accidentally drown those kids in the bath as well; all the while it'd be posting pictures of itself on Facebook, smiling and holding the drowned kids, and would be receiving thousands of offers from other people to come and foster their kids as well.
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