How can you tell if someone is a Senior Official?

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  • #31722
    Kevin D
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    Something a little lighthearted.

    There is a definitive answer – it will be posted in a couple of days or so.

    #88735
    Chris Robbins
    Participant

    Kevin, have you missed off one possible category –
    Prone to leaking confidential information to the media

    #41646
    gshiels
    Participant

    They always ‘work from home’ when there is the smallest dusting of snow leaving everyone else to struggle in and they subsequently phone in to check how things are going………

    #88736
    Nicky
    Participant

    it’s tattooed on the back of the neck

    #88737
    Anonymous
    Guest

    It’s the person with one year’s work experience repeated 25 times.

    #88738
    Kevin D
    Participant

    And the correct answer is…. grey hair 😯 .

    So says the Court of Appeal in [b:67e4f2bcae]Davies v Child Support Agency [2008] EWCA Civ 1031[/b:67e4f2bcae] at para 5 (the context being the failure of the CSA/DWP to comply with FtT directions):

    “A shame it is that no one has had, could I say, the good manners perhaps to apologise to Mr Davies, but that will be rectified following my interventions and I express my gratitude to the solicitor in the department, who does attend, a senior official by the look of him, judging the grey hair that flecks his temples, and I am grateful for his attendance and for his help in this matter.”

    So, it’s official. Grey hair means you must be a Senior Official…

    #88739
    Anonymous
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    That just means old then …… I guess.

    Oh dear I am torn now. Was going to dye my hair this weekend but if a few greys make me seem more senior then maybe I shouldn’t πŸ˜€

    #88740
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Grey hair for senior officials is an evolutionary adaptation , think of the silverback male gorilla.

    (Lower ranks may pay a fortune for highlights, but thats just a symptom of the growth of wannabe culture)

    #88741
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Grey? I wish!…mine is now almost white.Perhaps, according to this line of thought, it makes me look like a Chief Executive.More likely just like an old git.

    #88742
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Stainsby, that is not the first time you have referred to a silverback male gorilla on this forum. Do you remember the other time? Now THAT was a thread

    #88743
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I dont remember, but quite frankly I often forget what day it is, for example yesterday I went to my internet bank in a frazzle because I wanted to pay some money into my daughter’s account for her birthday.

    I was shocked to find I only had 50 quid in the account, but then I looked at the date at the bottom of my computer screen. Payday is today as is my daughters birthday, but I was under the impression that payday was yesterday and likewise my daughters birthday.

    I set the transfer up in advance for today, and not only does my daughter think I am a very kind dad, she thinks I am sharp and on the ball given that the transfer meant that everything was in place before the banks and most of the shops even opened their doors

    Can you point me to the link to the other thread so I can thump my chest?

    #88744
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Unfortunately it was deleted. It was Christmas time and we were all getting a bit giddy and one or two participants started to get cross with one another. It all got a bit unpleasant, but there was some cracking banter along the way.

    #88745
    peterdelamothe
    Keymaster

    Well I for one am getting younger, better looking and have no grey hairs. So there!

    8) πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

    #88746
    John Boxall
    Participant

    Well, not only am I grey but about as bald as my six month old son.

    And my post title does includs the word ‘Senior’

    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, andβ€”and in short you are for ever floored.

    Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield

    #88747
    Anonymous
    Guest

    What I would give for grey hair. Come to that, what I would give for hair! Even the emoticons have more than me. 8)

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