Exeter: More Missing Pieces – and Threats of Violence?

Phil Groom writes:

Discovered two rather interesting posts yesterday, excerpts below. Click through the titles to read the complete posts. From employment by ‘genuinely lovely people’ to unemployment after learning of threats of violence towards former staff members in just ten days. Is this a record? And was this a one-off or has anyone else been subjected to, witnessed or otherwise encountered threats of violence by the Brewers?

A word to the wise: when considering a new job, run a Google search on your prospective employers first; you may save yourself a lot of grief…

31/10/2007: Wherein Indiana_George Gains Employment… 

Having been unsuccessful in a number of job applicaitons lately, I have been employed by the genuinely lovely people at the Christian Bookshop on the cathedral green. 

Good god it’s unorganized though!

The lady who was supposed to be training me, only started yesterday, and the girl who trained her, quit after three days. 

The other have all been there less that a month. I’m not kidding. No one knows how to use the computer system, except for fairly basic stuff, but no one is bothered because they’re getting new software in a week or two anyway, and everyone will be trained then…

9/11/2007: In Which Indiana_George is Sad

It was nice while it lasted. 

Lovely job, bad bad bad situation. 

Remember previously, I said that everyone had been there less than a month, and that the whole place was badly organized but that it didn’t bother me?

Well, there was a whole lot of stuff that none of us had realised but that actually turned out to be rather important. 

Fistly, it all starts with this.

Which none of us had known when we were all hired. This I found out when one of the previous employees came into the shop briefly to see if the previous manager (actually one of the owners of the whole thing) was still there, to inform him, and by the way us, that the police were now investigating after they were threatened with violence by the owners after trying to get the pay they was owed, but hadn’t been given (along with the rest of the staff, hence the walk out)…


7 responses to “Exeter: More Missing Pieces – and Threats of Violence?

  1. The more I learn about the Brewers the more convinced I am that somebody should lock them up. When I come across stuff about Exeter it just makes me angry. A building sold for half a million quid to property developers who then lease it, knowing quite well that it has a covenant attached, to Hadow and McCann for 5 years at £40k per year. One person said, “Only the SPCK can police the covenant,” and he wondered if they would have the bottle. I hope they have. Anything less would be a dereliction of duty.

  2. asingleblog,and those that are leasing it from Hadow and Mc Cann for 5years at £40k ,something odd there ,no address on documents., wonder why?

  3. Who are Hadow and McCann? I have Googled and can’t find anything.

  4. Phelim, that information came from a very reliable person.

  5. Justice – I’m not questioning the source. I, like you, am wondering why there are no addresses on the documents. Having used a variety of words to do with the names and property management the fact that I can’t find Hadow and McCain on Google raises questions as to what is going on – but as the Brewers are involved I have major concerns.

  6. At the end of the day the Brewers have put half a million quid into their back pockets. Exeter is probably an experiment. If they can get away with Exeter, they’ll sell off the other properties. More money into their back pockets. It is up to the SPCK to police this one. I hope that they are doing so.

  7. `Police` in this context put me in mind of the Pirates of Penzance.

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