mako shark This is not, as some have put it, a case of a young girl making a silly mistake. This is a case of a professional manager having committed what in her profession a deadly sin.
All professionals make mistakes and errors of judgement, mako, but there has been internal action and an apology and I think we should all move on. Being a professional includes learning from those mistakes. She no doubt regrets her error of judgement and will no doubt have learned a lesson which she will remember for the rest of her career. If it's any comfort to her, even I made professional mistakes (I know, unbelievable, heh!) - and learned lessons which I never forgot. The difference is that I wasn't hounded by a baying crowd of blood-sport lovers or the press and the matter was dealt with firmly and internally.
And, for what it's worth, I do not think it warranted an official complaint from the SSSC. I'm probably pretty high up on the Club's (and this DG's) list of f*ckwits but I wasn't particularly offended by it. Irritated at first, yes, but offended? My skin isn't that thin, thank goodness.
It's a free country and we are all entitled to our own opinions - we should just be careful when and where we express them.
My comment above, at 21 December, 2012 11:25, was against the relentless spin, smoke and mirrors coming out of CS/SS (and most other organisations these days, sadly) and not against Holleh's FaecesBook post - she is almost certainly following management direction and not running wild. I know it is unfashionable these days, but old f*rts like me believe that PR should be about facts and information, not spin, misinformation or deception. I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again - PR should not lie but tell the truth unless to do so would cause harm.
I'd happily buy Holleh a drink at SCS next time I'm there.
May I repeat three apposite sayings:
1) I may not agree with what you say, but I shall defend unto my death your right to say it.
2) No matter what you say, or how you say it, somone somewhere will deliberately go out of their way to be offended.
3) I may not agree with what you say, but I shall defend unto my death your right to be told how wrong you are.
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