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.
Margaret Thatcher was a horrible divisive politician who drove a wedge in British society, she destroyed the engineering heritage and the manufacturing economy that was based on hard work and sweat and replaced it with a service sector economy based on lies and greed. If it wasn’t for Tony Blair she would surely be remembered as the worst Prime Minister of the Twentieth Century!
This is my second post about Private v Public Sector and it is where I explain why Private Sector companies are so successful in winning Government contracts…
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Posted in Beaches, Europe, History, Natural Environment, United Kingdom
Tagged Cory Environmental, Margaret Thatcher, Privatisation, Refuse Collection, Refuse Collection Vehicles, Serviceteam, Sita UK
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.
Posted in Europe, France, History, Hotels, United Kingdom
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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