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Drunken behaviour not to be laughed at

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Online comments relating to article, CII member fined for being drunk and abusive at event

If you or one of your family were to be the subject of aggressive and inappropriate behaviour from anyone (drunk or not), you might want something done about it. It is not acceptable, not on London Underground, not in A&E and not between professional colleagues (or anyone else for that matter).

And it is nothing to do with where it happens (although the person concerned may well be glad it was at a private function – if it had been elsewhere, the police might have had something to say about it too).

I am genuinely astounded that most people seem to think this is funny or a somehow acceptable response to a boring event or unsatisfactory customer service.

Gillian Cardy



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  1. I agree wholeheartedly with you Gill. The reaction to this typifies much of what continues to be wrong with this industry – a lack of professionalism which is driven by respect amongst peers. As my dad used to tell me many years ago, if you can’t handle it then don’t do it.

  2. I am continually astounded by the lack of professionalism in our industry. I regularly come across let alone my finances. The difference between those professionals getting properly qualified and doing it ‘the right way’ and those stuck 10 years in the past still churning and flogging gets larger and larger every day. We will never be seen as a bona fide profession until we weed out all the dodgy salesmen and commission hungry churners.

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