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Peoplesoft bloke
22nd April 2008, 21:35
I was always brought up to believe in honesty, integrity and fair play. We seem to be good at pointing to nepotism, corruption and baksheesh(sp) in other Countries - but thinking back over my working life and experiences, I wonder just how widespread corruption is in this sceptered isle?

As a dustbin man I worked on two lorries (gangs) where they had scams in operation.
When I worked in a Petrol Station in the days when we still wrote out receipts about a third of customers asked for exaggerated, bogus or blank receipts and were offended (and often nasty) when I refused (if I had to do that job again I'd probably just cave in).

My step Dad worked for his Father in law's Building Company until he discovered that they were being awarded work as part of an elaborate scam (this was later uncovered and resulted in convictions).

I bet there's a lot more of this stuff going on than we would like to believe....

Charles Foster Kane
22nd April 2008, 21:45
Welcome to real life, to quote Bertrand Russell:

'Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.'

Board Game Geek
23rd April 2008, 00:46
It seems endemic in all walks of life.

A few pens from the stationery cupboard here, a million or two from the accounts there...it's all theft and corruption, regardless of the scale.

I work on the basis of Judge Dredd looking over my shoulder and ask myself if he would approve, if ever presented with a quandry.

Which is why I shopped a boss to the cops for "creative accounting" (his wife was doing "consultancy" work, when in fact no work took place at all upon detailed investigation and surveillance)

BrilloPad
23rd April 2008, 05:41
I had a friend whose uncle was head of security at Marks and Spencer. He said that Lord Sieff's son was caught drink driving and police were bribed to drop the charge.

A few months ago a friend paid £50 to get off a speeding ticket.

As much as I hate to admit atw might be right about something, I think there is less corruption in the UK than in Russia. Except the family courts.

Rantor
23rd April 2008, 08:02
I work on the basis of Judge Dredd looking over my shoulder and ask myself if he would approve, if ever presented with a quandry.

Which is why I shopped a boss to the cops for "creative accounting" (his wife was doing "consultancy" work, when in fact no work took place at all upon detailed investigation and surveillance)

BGG - I now realise tha the internet was invented to provide a window into your soul!

1st post ages to make make me laugh out loud - Absolutely Priceless:rollin: