For ten years between 1990 and 2000 I worked in the private sector in the waste management industry and I have some rather good memories of that time.
When I say waste management to be more accurate I suppose I should say waste mismanagement because the two companies that I worked for were completely hopeless.
These are the complete chronicles of incompetence, extravagance and waste.
Cory Environmental, Blunders and Bodger
The Tendering process
First Weekend as a Refuse Collection Contract Manager
Disorganising the Work
Cory Environmental at Southend on Sea
An Inappropriate Visit to The Moulin Rouge
Onyx UK and the Dog Poo Solution
The Royal Ascot Clear Up Fiasco
An Unexpected Travel Opportunity
Only one chapter left to go about how I returned to employment in the public sector and got my own back and that will be posted soon.
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Tagged Cory Environmental, Moulin Rouge, Onyx UK, Privatisation, Sita UK, Southend on Sea, Veolia Environmental Services
Blunders and Bodger carry out a thorough review of a proposed tender submission!
Cory Environmental was rather like working for the waste collection equivalent of the keystone cops. I mentioned before that my opportunity to work for the Company was almost entirely due to their incompetence at preparing a realistic tender and they were certain to win the work in the first place because the always managed to under price the bid. In the 1980s and 1990s because Margaret Thatcher thought that the private sector was, by definition, much more competent and efficient in these matters than the public sector, local authorities were required to offer certain services for open competition.
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