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How many ‘innocent’ people
can potentially ‘lose their face’
When one person chooses to
Save another’s guilty butt?
1
This is The story of
Gammon Construction
And their FRIENDS
The question is:
If friends doing good things give their friend...
3
On the 27th of May 2013 Zolna Murray (me) had started
Work with Gammon Construction in Hong Kong
As their new Head Of In...
4
On the 19th of August 2013 Zolna Murray (me) was fired
From her position with Gammon Construction in Hong Kong
As their ...
5
Why should anyone apart from Zolna Murray (me and my family)
care that this happened
Without warning and very swiftly?
6
Because the way Gammon Construction handled this case
(over 12 short weeks)
makes it indeed a very dodgy company!
7
Why should anyone apart from Zolna Murray (me) care
that Gammon treats its employees
In a dodgy way? (as long it is cont...
8
Because GOOD companies do not like to
(or should not want to)
Be associated with dodgy companies
Friends doing good thin...
9
Gammon Construction relies on their
Long term partners (friends) to keep up
Their image of a good company
Companies like...
10
The MTR Corporation (2)
From Gammon’s website
11
The Airport Authority (3)
From Gammon’s website
12
And the Construction Industry Council (3)
From Gammon’s website
13
And the Architectural Department of the HKSAR GOV. (5)
From Gammon’s website
14
And the University od Hong Kong (6)
From Gammon’s website
15
There are some others too – but to show that
Giving a ‘good’ name for another company
By association should
Not been do...
16
Let’s presume that when on the 27th of May 2013 Zolna Murray
started Work with Gammon Construction in Hong Kong
As thei...
17
Part of the deal that Zolna Murray struck with Gammon
Was to move her family of four (husband + 2 teenage daughters)
Fr...
18
On the 22nd of July 2013
(less than 2 months into her new job)
Zolna Murray
came across EC (let’s protect her privacy),...
19
She worked extremely hard
to find something that
Would match all our wishes and requirements and
showed us numerous apa...
20
Zolna Murray and husband (we) entrusted EC to
Negotiate the lease for the apartment,
which she successfully did on the ...
21
As part of due diligence EC asked for
A letter to be issued by Zolna’s employer
which Zolna provided on the 13th of Aug...
22
The letter said that Zolna had been employed since
May and was in a reasonably senior position
With a respected local c...
23
So, the question is:
Should EC had been worried,
that she may get duped into someone else’s
dirty game
and
Lose (her ow...
24
As it happened, Zolna was fired from
Her job within a week of the company certifying
her ‘implied long term employment’...
25
Could EC have predicted this?
COULD she have prevented ‘losing her face’
and also unknowingly
Victimise the landlord in...
26
WOULD ANYONE have predicted this?
Prevented losing their face and also unknowingly
Victimise the landlord involved?
27
After all, the company in question
IS GAMMON Construction
28
A trusted, long term partner
(a friend?) of
Even the apartment in question is in the complex
That bears the fruit of th...
29
Not to mention all the other landmarks
Of Hong Kong they both claim as their successes:
Pacific Place
Mall
One Island
E...
So, to repeat the theory about how
Gammon Construction
And their FRIENDS shape the world:
Friends doing good things give t...
So, if GAMMON does BAD things
That puts innocent people
(EC, the landlord of possibly one
or more of Swire developed prope...
32
THIS is a PUBLIC question to
Will you ask GAMMON
to fix up
the mess they created,
or will you just
Accept that they are...
33
To respond to this question
Please use any of the following methods
Email: zolna.murray@gmail.com
Phone: 852 6597 8683
...
34
For updates on this campaign
Check regularly the following blog:
Gammonandfriends.blogspot
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  1. 1. How many ‘innocent’ people can potentially ‘lose their face’ When one person chooses to Save another’s guilty butt? 1
  2. 2. This is The story of Gammon Construction And their FRIENDS The question is: If friends doing good things give their friends good credibility – would their bad actions be just as contagious? 2
  3. 3. 3 On the 27th of May 2013 Zolna Murray (me) had started Work with Gammon Construction in Hong Kong As their new Head Of Innovation
  4. 4. 4 On the 19th of August 2013 Zolna Murray (me) was fired From her position with Gammon Construction in Hong Kong As their new Head Of Innovation
  5. 5. 5 Why should anyone apart from Zolna Murray (me and my family) care that this happened Without warning and very swiftly?
  6. 6. 6 Because the way Gammon Construction handled this case (over 12 short weeks) makes it indeed a very dodgy company!
  7. 7. 7 Why should anyone apart from Zolna Murray (me) care that Gammon treats its employees In a dodgy way? (as long it is contractually right?)
  8. 8. 8 Because GOOD companies do not like to (or should not want to) Be associated with dodgy companies Friends doing good things give their friends good credibility – Their bad actions must be JUST as contagious?
  9. 9. 9 Gammon Construction relies on their Long term partners (friends) to keep up Their image of a good company Companies like SWIRE (1) From Gammon’s website
  10. 10. 10 The MTR Corporation (2) From Gammon’s website
  11. 11. 11 The Airport Authority (3) From Gammon’s website
  12. 12. 12 And the Construction Industry Council (3) From Gammon’s website
  13. 13. 13 And the Architectural Department of the HKSAR GOV. (5) From Gammon’s website
  14. 14. 14 And the University od Hong Kong (6) From Gammon’s website
  15. 15. 15 There are some others too – but to show that Giving a ‘good’ name for another company By association should Not been done lightly, we’ll look at these 6 friends in more detail… Starting with a little story, involving SWIRE Properties… A story that pulls in others and because of Gammon’s reckless behaviour Negatively impacts on many others…
  16. 16. 16 Let’s presume that when on the 27th of May 2013 Zolna Murray started Work with Gammon Construction in Hong Kong As their new Head Of Innovation She did it partially because she believed SWIRE (and the other 5 mentioned) were Reliable companies and a long term clients of Gammon … (this is what Gammon’s websites claims) So these associations had given her some assurance that Gammon would treat her fairly too
  17. 17. 17 Part of the deal that Zolna Murray struck with Gammon Was to move her family of four (husband + 2 teenage daughters) From the Middle East to Hong Kong; The company provided relocation costs, support with finding schools and accommodation for the first month (so far so good); Zolna Murray started looking at long term accommodation for her family in the middle of July (with the full knowledge of Gammon’s HR) (this means a min 14 months-long commitment in HK)
  18. 18. 18 On the 22nd of July 2013 (less than 2 months into her new job) Zolna Murray came across EC (let’s protect her privacy), An enthusiastic and hard working Real Estate Agent
  19. 19. 19 She worked extremely hard to find something that Would match all our wishes and requirements and showed us numerous apartments culminating in one that We really liked and visited on the 8th of August 2013;
  20. 20. 20 Zolna Murray and husband (we) entrusted EC to Negotiate the lease for the apartment, which she successfully did on the 8th of August 2013;
  21. 21. 21 As part of due diligence EC asked for A letter to be issued by Zolna’s employer which Zolna provided on the 13th of August 2013;
  22. 22. 22 The letter said that Zolna had been employed since May and was in a reasonably senior position With a respected local company; The letter was dated 12th of August 2013 and had the name of the HR Director at the bottom
  23. 23. 23 So, the question is: Should EC had been worried, that she may get duped into someone else’s dirty game and Lose (her own) face by ‘misleading’ the landlord About the credibility of the tenant (and her ability to pay for the rent for the next 14 months) because someone else’s butt was on the line? Would YOU HAVE been worried?
  24. 24. 24 As it happened, Zolna was fired from Her job within a week of the company certifying her ‘implied long term employment’ through the letter Issued; (12/13 - 19th August 2013)
  25. 25. 25 Could EC have predicted this? COULD she have prevented ‘losing her face’ and also unknowingly Victimise the landlord involved?
  26. 26. 26 WOULD ANYONE have predicted this? Prevented losing their face and also unknowingly Victimise the landlord involved?
  27. 27. 27 After all, the company in question IS GAMMON Construction
  28. 28. 28 A trusted, long term partner (a friend?) of Even the apartment in question is in the complex That bears the fruit of this great friendship:
  29. 29. 29 Not to mention all the other landmarks Of Hong Kong they both claim as their successes: Pacific Place Mall One Island East TaiKoo Place
  30. 30. So, to repeat the theory about how Gammon Construction And their FRIENDS shape the world: Friends doing good things give their friends good credibility – their bad actions must be just as contagious? 30
  31. 31. So, if GAMMON does BAD things That puts innocent people (EC, the landlord of possibly one or more of Swire developed properties) Into difficult positions, DOES that make SWIRE look BAD too? 31
  32. 32. 32 THIS is a PUBLIC question to Will you ask GAMMON to fix up the mess they created, or will you just Accept that they are dirtying Your NAME too?
  33. 33. 33 To respond to this question Please use any of the following methods Email: zolna.murray@gmail.com Phone: 852 6597 8683 Or visit us at the Island Place complex (you know where it is!)
  34. 34. 34 For updates on this campaign Check regularly the following blog: Gammonandfriends.blogspot

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