Friday November 20th 1998
Dear Mr Holiday,
I have recently completed a brief period of employment at the
"Catherine Wheel" 23 Kensington Church Street, London
I don't believe that I have been properly treated, and I am writing
to you to explain why I hold that view.
My employment commenced on Thursday 15th October 1998.
I was employed by the regular manager "Aiden"
A few weeks later "Aiden" and his wife went on holiday.
For the first four days of his absence, a chap called "Mike"
managed the Catherine Wheel. The end of Mikes period of management
coincided with the start of my own two days off, and Mike and
I shook hands and said our good-byes because of this.
This was on the Saturday night, and I was not due back on duty
until the following Tuesday morning.
Aiden had completed the staff rota in advance, prior to going
I was due to start work at 11am on the Tuesday, and phoned in
at about 9.45 to tell Alison that I had a small leak in my flat,
and the only time estimate that the plumber could give me was
This turned out to be 4.30 pm.
As it had got so late I assumed that Alison would already have
me covered, and I did not turn up for work until the following
Alison took the view that I should have phoned in again to make
sure that I was covered, I have to concede that she does have
But the situation certainly did not warrant me being sacked
At the time Alison seemed to be more irritated by the fact that
she had been denied access to the staff database on the computer,
and had been unable to get a replacement for me from the staff
This was certainly not my fault.
I went to the Catherine Wheel today to get my P.45 from Aiden,
who has now returned from holiday.
According to Aiden, Alison told him that I had disappeared for
two days without trace, and that was the reason that she terminated
This is a complete lie!!
Also, as my employment was terminated without notice, should
I not be given a weeks money in lieu?
Because of my past ( and present? ) political problems, I have
to entertain the possibility of a connection between Alisons treatment
of me, and the information
that I have given you here.
I don't need this information back, nor is it confidential.