back to article Pass us a tissue: Capita CFO calls it quits, talks of 'privilege' to work at 'centre' of biz that 'touches the lives of millions'

Capita's most senior counter of beans, CFO Patrick Butcher, is standing down from the board with immediate effect and will – according to the business – "assist" his chosen replacement as he hands over the corporate calculator. Butcher started at the company in January 2019 amid the most challenging period in Capita's 30-plus- …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "pursue other opportunities."

    Wow! people still say that when they're having their fingernails prised off the revolving door?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It never ceases to amaze me that such people are capable of saying it with a straight face, too.

    2. Youngone Silver badge

      He was sacked wasn't he?

      Pretty sure he'll pop up somewhere else with "CFO of Capita" on his CV and fail at his new job too.

      I've worked with a few guys like him I suspect.

      1. Cliffwilliams44 Bronze badge

        Yup! It's what they all do. Not stating they were sacked is how they secure their next job at a company they will destroy. It's how the club works.

  2. Tim99 Silver badge

    'touches the lives of millions'

    Like being smacked in the mouth with a house-brick?

    1. macjules Silver badge

      Re: 'touches the lives of millions'

      In a similar, rather slimy way that Dido Harding has also touched the lives of millions.

  3. Potemkine! Silver badge

    A CFO named 'Butcher'... at last some true speaking in the Corporate World.

    1. BebopWeBop Silver badge

      Nomnitive Determination.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No East Enders jokes?

    Pat Butcher?

    What’s wrong with you people, have none of you heard of Pat Butcher before?

    For those not in the know.

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  6. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "Butcher, along with CEO Jon Lewis, did the decent thing in March by taking a 25 per cent pay cut"

    IOW it became less of a privilege.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Capita has touched lives much like Jimmy Savile did.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Think of all the poor minions who have no choice but to work there and dont have a golden parachute for when the day comes.

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