"I'll be consulting with advisers, family and friends before taking any decisions on what comes next."
Yes, when it comes to complex legal cases, always best to ask friends and family if you should appeal.
A former Talktalk infosec exec has lost her unfair dismissal and equal pay claims against the UK telco after an employment tribunal rejected her case. Rebecca Burke's attempt to claim that she was underpaid compared to her colleagues failed after the London Central Employment Tribunal ruled that she did different work to them …
Well, maybe, especially if the asking goes like this: "Do you mind if I risk my/our savings on legal bills by appealing this case? Here's my lawyer's opinion".
ObKennyRogers: "you gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run [and/or ask gran :-)]..."
"It certainly would get you interviews if only to satisfy curiosity."
Yeah, great! There you are job hunting / looking for the next contract and you get an "interview" because they are curious about a previous company you were involved with.
As someone who's worked for an "interesting" company / industry, been there, done that... please don't waste my time! It costs me real money through loss of day rate to take time to interview you.
She managed to trouser 2.8 million in 2015, the year that TalkTalk profits halved because of one of the cyber attacks that occurred while she was at them helm, which also resulted in a record fine for a security breach.
With performance like that she should be in the House of lords, and a non-exec director of the Bank of England...
What's that you say? Mates with Cameron?
If TT was in any doubt in their case they would have settled before the tribunal. They might have played a game of brinksmanship but they would not have risked the CEO in the dock...
The cost of the tribunal woul have been ten of thousands of pounds in lagal fees let alone the distraction for the senior staff.
ha, more like senior staff willing to waste "tens of thousands of pounds" to avoid being in the spotlight and/or having to answer difficult questions like "who thought this was a good idea?"
My personal experience with project managers is that there is a lot of varience in their technical competence. Some requiring several different others to do all the technical assessment each with their own technical blind spots and bias. The best were the ones that could do the technical assessment as well as arrange for everything to occur at the right time, sadly many non-technical managers see project management as a chargable checkbox that, they feel, requires more relating to them than the actual task to be managed
"My personal experience with project managers is that there is a lot of varience in their technical competence"
You miss the point then.
The JOB of a project manager is to ensure the project is on schedule and on budget. If they recognize their deficienies and have assistants that's fine, but the problem is quite simply that there are a lot f "Project Managers" out there who I'd be surprised if they could organise a drinking session in a brewery without it being 6 weeks late and the drinks being 20 times normal price. (If they can organize it at all)
We've had a number of issues where "Project Managers" were the PROBLEM preventing projects from actually getting done and to a (wo)man they were the ones with the most meetings and the shiniest presentations saying everything was going tickety-boo, oh how wonderful....
I'm amazed it took them 2 years to get rid of her. I'd have thought that she'd have been sacked in 2015 for gross negligence. It's shocking that 4 million customer records can be stolen, and the person in charge of security isn't given the boot as a result.
"I'm amazed it took them 2 years to get rid of her."
I'm not. I've run into this kind of employee before and what happens is that you have to document EVERYTHING and ensure every I is dotted, T crossed and then double chcked before you get rid of them, because they may well be grossly incompetent but they're also bush lawyers and they're frequently better at the latter than the work they're supposed to be doing.
These are the people who will acively look for/find a loophole in Covid rules to suit their personal agendas and bollocks to the health&safety of anyone around them. It's entirely me me me.