QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

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QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:50 am

Is the following an ambush interview or do you consider it a valid question about a £75M Bonus award that should have been answered...?

See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business- ... -75m-bonus
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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by Dream on » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 pm

Its a question for the board of Persimmon to reply to when the shareholders ask the Question at an AGM. The Board is answerable to the shareholders only and not the wider public. As for Jeff Fairburn, he should expect to be paid whatever is stipulated in his contract and whatever he does with the payment is his business and his alone.

Whether this sort of payment is morally justifiable is another matter.

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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:23 pm

Dream on wrote:Its a question for the board of Persimmon to reply to when the shareholders ask the Question at an AGM. The Board is answerable to the shareholders only and not the wider public. As for Jeff Fairburn, he should expect to be paid whatever is stipulated in his contract and whatever he does with the payment is his business and his alone.

Whether this sort of payment is morally justifiable is another matter.

So those nasty interviewers did an ambush interview...!?! :think:

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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by Dream on » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:00 pm

Your words not mine. Incidentally one interviewer does not make a flock.
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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:11 pm

Dream on wrote:Your words not mine. Incidentally one interviewer does not make a flock.

It was a question....
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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by Dream on » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:32 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Dream on wrote:Your words not mine. Incidentally one interviewer does not make a flock.
It was a question....
Ok, I will rewrite what I said. The question is in your words and not the words I would use.
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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by blythburgh » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:06 am

Tough one and I guess it is a valid question as long as you point out how he got the bonus.
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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by William Joseph1 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46122407 He is going at the end of December. What the article does not say is that he is setting aside a large amount to set up a charitable trust
As of March 2017, Fairburn agreed to hand back £25 million of the bonus, and set aside a "substantial portion" of the sum to charity, bringing the total payout to £75 million.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Fairburn
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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by Boro Boy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:06 pm

The power of the press...?
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Re: QUESTION: Ambush interview or valid £75M Bonus question...?

Post by pabenny » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:26 am

Curiously we don't have similar outrage when a sportsman or entertainer is paid large sums. Nor an expectation that they will waive some of their remuneration or make large charitable donations. Some (Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd..) continue to bilk fans with high prices for tickets, repackaged product, etc.

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