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Alan Sugar


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It seems that in his industrial tribunal case with Stella English, Alan Sugar is proving to be all that I ever suspected he really was.

A jumped-up, uncouth, ill-tempered East End barrow boy.

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passing through

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fourm member

Thank you.

That is something I did not know.

It now makes perfect sense.

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spider9

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I thought her complaint of being an 'overpaid lackey' was interesting, I might have had sympathy for an 'underpaid one!!

But when a 'game' turns into serious work there are sure to be problems, I suppose.

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Kevscar1

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and I alway thought it was OP Opening Post or Poster

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morddwyd

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And I thought it was OP - Original Poster!

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oresome

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I confess to not understanding the issue.

I thought Stella had a one year contract and it wasn't renewed.

Surely this isn't dismisal, constructive or otherwise?

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oresome

From what I've read, and I don't claim to have paid a lot of attention, Sugar offered her another job after the 'prize' ran out.

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Quickbeam

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If she'd played her cards right, she should easily have blagged her way into another job on the back of the Sugar Apprentice thing.

I've always had the opinion that if you're paid £20k pa you've no chance of getting your foot straight into the door of a £200kpa job even if you are clearly capable of doing it. But I keep reading about incompetents that find another £200k job after an ignominious golden handshake. Once you get into the £200k+ club, you seem to be blackball proof...

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Stella's big mistake appears to have been the fact that she went over the head of her boss Bordan Tkachuk, chief executive of Viglen when she though she had spotted some money missing in the company's accounts.

She emailed Tkachuk about it, and he sent her what she describes as "a scathing reply", copying in everyone else in the office.

She went direct to Alan Sugar about it, and the rest of the story more or less writes itself. There was bad feeling all round, and Sugar quite naturally supported the man he has known and trusted for years.

It's all a journalist's delight.

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pavvi

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I think that copying in the rest of the office was over the top by her boss. It's like giving someone a dressing down in front of the whole team, which could get you into hot water under the Dignity at Work Act.

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