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    Ł4 pounds for gods sakes when he is on 80k [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/10_1_114.gif[/img]


    4 bill and an e-mail have become the talk of the City
    By Jon Ashworth and Martin Waller



    A CITY lawyer who made an office secretary pay Ł4 towards a dry-cleaning bill after she accidentally spilt ketchup on his trousers was paying dearly for his actions last night.
    Richard Phillips, a senior associate with Baker & McKenzie, the world’s fifth- biggest law firm, sent an e-mail to Jenny Amner, a secretary at the firm’s London office.



    Mr Phillips earns a reputed Ł80,000 a year, while Ms Amner earns about Ł25,000. The average profit share of a partner, one step up from senior associate, is Ł364,000.

    “Dear Jenny,” he wrote. “I went to the dry-cleaners at lunch and they said it would cost Ł4 to remove the ketchup stains.” He wrote that it would be “much appreciated” if he could have the money back.

    Ms Amner replied: “I must apologise for not getting back to you straight away but due to my mother’s sudden illness, death and funeral I have had more pressing issues than your Ł4.” She went on: “I apologise for accidentally getting a few splashes of ketchup on your trousers. Obviously your financial need as a senior associate is greater than mine as a mere secretary.”

    Ms Amner’s colleagues offered to hold a collection to raise the Ł4 but she paid the sum herself — while copying her colleagues in on the e-mail exchange. It has since been widely circulated on the internet. A tabloid newspaper was offering to pay Ł2,000 last night for a photograph of Mr Phillips. Among many unanswered questions is how the ketchup came to arrive on Mr Phillips’s trousers.

    Baker & McKenzie failed to see the funny side last night.

    A spokesman said: “I can confirm we are aware of the incident. This is a private matter between two members of staff that clearly got out of hand. We are investigating so as to resolve (it) as amicably as possible. As I am sure you understand, we respect the privacy of our staff.”

    Others were less guarded. One staff member confided: “She (Ms Amner) copied it to the whole floor and everyone was in stitches. She had come into work this morning to find a Post-it chasing her for the Ł4 after having the funeral the day before. He’s so tight.”

    Mr Phillips’s areas of expertise include IT and media. He now finds himself even more intimately associated with both. As the e-mail exchange circulated last night, comments such as “great advert for lawyers”, “great PR” and “remember to be nice to your secretaries” were added. Another adds: “This chap should emigrate.”Mrs Amner’s husband and neighbours were not surprised to hear of the e-mail exchange. One neighbour said: “That’s just like Jenny.” When shown the e-mail Mrs Amner’s husband Colin laughed and told The Times: “That’s really good. Eleven marks out of 10 to her!” Mrs Amner, a slim bespectacled blonde in her 50s, looked embarrassed and declined to comment, directing all enquiries to Baker & McKenzie.





    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1657792,00.html

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    Re: what a [censored]!!

    some ppl hey, never happy! He needs to take his principles and stick them up his arsse!

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    Re: what a [censored]!!

    What a complete dick.

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    I would have given him Ł10, told him to get his shirt done aswell ( whilst squirting ketchup over it ) and told him to keep the change [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img]

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    What a to55 pot.
    Over Ł4, he needs to be tought the value of money as he clearly earns too much and is so very tight. Send him out to a lesser developed county for 10 days with no money and he will soon be realising what money can mean to some people.

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    thats funny yaseen, but on a serious note, whilst reading your thread, my eyes fractionally deteriated slightly and i would appreciate a small contribution towards the cost of some new spectacles and an eye test...
    also, the wear and tear on both my keyboard and mouse caused writing this reply also warrant some form of compensation....
    come to think of it, a contribution towards my internet connection, electricity supply and subsiquent loss of earnings inccured in this breif yet valuble time spent typing........ bla bla bla...
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    Re: what a [censored]!!

    Would you settle out of court Myzeneye?

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    ha ha ha ...lol [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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