Red Rag

Slept in this morning so had to rush to make the train, never the best start to the day. I’m then greeted, via the wonderful Metro newspaper (“the internet: printed” could be their slogan) with the news that Network Rail is set to pay executive bonuses despite those self same executives “forgetting about return journeys” in a recent ticket offer. There is plenty of detail on this story if you don’t know it but the bit that REALLY got my blood boiling was this:

Last year John Armitt, the chief executive, received a bonus of £112,000 and this year was looking forward to £150,000 on top of his salary of £468,000.

And these poor executives are moaning that they should get their bonus as the ticket offer wasn’t part of their bonus incentive package.?!!