Murky Depths writes …
You may be interested to know that at a meeting I attended earlier this year the esteemed Mr House (Deputy Chief Exec) made a BIG show of the fact that he ‘doesn’t do email‘, saying that he refuses to have an email account in his office, and that his PA deals with all emails addressed to him.
At the time the assembled masses thought that was (i) fucking lazy and (ii)) a really handy way to shirk responsibility by being able to plausibly deny ever seeing something that he should have.
Although, to be fair, typing is probably difficult if you are waiting to evolve thumbs…
Let’s get this straight: our local authority is now paying some copper who doesn’t read their correspondence £140k a year to do marketing?
Why would anyone in their right mind do this?
Presumably the city council’s rigorous recruitment process designed to hook “the best in the business” doesn’t enquire in to whether the candidates actually bother to read their correspondence then?