Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Apparently if you take an old Code of Practice and re-write it…inserting your company name ..PEA*…, in every other sentence …PEA …THEN MAGICALLY…it becomes an all singing, all dancing ‘New Code Of Practice’…well at least that’s what some people would have you believe.
Maybe I should write a JKSL code of practice which states that only JKSL surveyors can be used and only JKSL teams can carry out the works, and they can only work to JKSL rules supplied only by JKSL and updated regularly …but only within JKSL…
Are you getting the impression that I’m pissed off – well you would be correct.
I cannot for the life of me ever imagine having the gall to go into an industry that I knew nothing about and then write anything valid about that industry, let alone…produce a Code of Practice.
The people responsible for the writing of a document that is just a copy of a previous document but with a new company name on it should not only be embarrassed, they should shun all human contact for the next 100 years or so and be made to sit in a corner with a dunces hat on.
You may think I’m making this up (*ok I made the name up but only for legal purposes), how could anyone be so stupid, but it’s all true.
I’m wondering if I’m missing a trick with my business model…?….MAYBE I SHOULD START LYING?
I guess my problem is that I like being able to live with myself, I like being able to look people in the eye and know that I’m being honest. …and for the life of me I cannot ever bring myself to copy anything that someone else has already done.
Anybody that knows me will tell you I have an aversion to being seen as ordinary. The way I present my business and even my business card – everything has to be unique, a one off.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, …sometimes I even manage to offend people…it has been said, you will either love Mike Clough… or hate him…
…but through it all –…I DID IT MY WAY…
Hence when somebody copies something and presents it as their own…I get really offended.
So if you wish to view the REAL Code of Practice for the Management and Eradication of Japanese Knotweed – please go to the original and best version written by Trevor Renals of the Environment Agency.
Accept no cheap substitute.
NB* Made up name