Certain RICS members could soon be sticking a hard-backed book down their trousers if their bosses discover that their antics have cost the company a client
We thought the fallout from the RICS dinnergate scandal has finally ebbed away until we received a far comment on our web site with far-reaching consequences for some of the miscreants at the event.
In it, Anon (aka email@example.com) said that a client he worked for would probably no longer give work to two major practices as a result of employees' bad behaviour at the RICS party.
Unfortunately for our newsdesk the anonymous nature of the note meant that we could not find out who the consultants were, but the seriousness of Anon's tone makes it well worth repeating here.
It serves as a reminder to us all that when representing the company in ‘school uniform’ your behaviour will reflect on your place of work.
In my day if you were caught misbehaving in town after the school bell you were liable for six of the best from the deputy headmaster. The guilty at the RICS do will probably avoid a caning from their human resources manager, but in career terms the consequences of their antics could be just as painful.
Just a short note from a construction client...
There are now two major practices who will most likely never work for the company I am employed by.
Before they are removed from our consultancy list, we shall be asking for Partner / Director for their explanation of how they can condone such poor behaviour.
Despite what some may think - there are consequences to the actions.
We will not tolerate any unprofessional behaviour in any form and I would like the RICS to take some positive action such as either suspending or revoking the membership of the main protaganists.
Equally, employers should as a minimum being examining their disciplinary procedures and examining what is expected and considered to be proper and professional conduct.
Apologies for being anonymous - however it's important that some parts of the industry will not and do not have to tolerate such poor and childish behaviour. Also the ramifications are far reaching and it would be unfair to publicise what will be a domestic issue between consultants and their client.
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