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BBC Scotland staff in
row over window blinds

Scotsman [Edinburgh], by Alistair Grant

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/22/2014 11:37:44 PM

THE BBC has been condemned as “ludicrous” after it emerged that staff in Scotland have to call an office in England - for permission to open the blinds. The corporation has outsourced facilities management to a West Midlands-based firm which has to approve the movement of blinds 307 miles away at BBC Scotland’s HQ in Glasgow. (Snip) The building has electronically-controlled blinds to manage the amount of sunlight getting in. An insider said: “There is a number you have to phone to open or shut the blinds. “You have to phone this number in England. “If you want to take

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Stupendous, and bound to backfire. Makes perfect sense to control freaks wearing the "green" cloak.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/23/2014 6:07:25 AM     (No. 9936312)

Well, BBC, enjoy your libtard rules. You support them so now you get to enjoy them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/23/2014 10:06:09 AM     (No. 9936607)

Good one #1 Just wait and see what happens when they try to drive. Geesh! has the world gone nuts?

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