Tuesday, 31 August 2010

NEW CHARTER'S PRESUMPTIONS TO GREATNESS ECHO NARCISSUS

Soft echo shimmers in the pool disquieten narcissus. New Charter have gazed so intently upon their own reflection for so long that they have lost all touch with reality and become deaf to the distant cries of their humble tenants.

Echo and Narcissus by John Waterhouse (Oil,1903)
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool,UK

The following text is an extract from: A Psychological Perspective on Place by David Russell



Beauty and place
"Patricia Berry, in teasing apart and then braiding together a psychology of surroundings, has as her key mythological figure, Echo. Echo is a nymph and as such is associated with rivers, valleys, trees, rocks and mountains. Echo’s longing for fulfilment, for consummation, is never satisfied, at least not in the ordinary sense. But out of this failure to find sensual gratification comes fulfilment of a deeper sort, an identification and connection with the ‘soul in the world,’ that age-old experience of anima mundi. Echo’s beauty is contrasted to that of Hera’s (queen of heaven and partner of Zeus). Beauty in the realm of Hera is what is accepted as beautiful by the outside world, by the social order of how things should be and how they should be placed. Echo’s beauty is more insubstantial, subtle, not immediately apparent. The aesthetic of Echo is found in the holes, the hollows, and the spaces ‘in between,’ all of which are rich in echoing possibilities."
"This experience doesn’t come easily as “Echo’s beauty is equally a suffering and a certain passivity.”[i] Such was her suffering and her longing that she wasted away and all that was left was her voice, her bones having been turned to stone. No longer is the concrete physical her real presence, but now it is the air that is real, real with the power to echo. The beauty that falls from the air, that speaks from “the nooks and crannies of a cave, the undulations of a valley, the precise jagged points where rock emerges and recedes,”[ii] these now constitute the echoing possibilities. The air, the stone, the water, all have a psychological potency that is available to humanity … if they proceed through the gateway and if they respond to Echo’s invitation. “It’s like hearing the echo of soul embodied. It’s like hearing a voice in the nature of things - a knowledge in the stone of the bones.” [iii]
[i] Berry, Echo and Beauty, p.431. [ii] ibid., p.428. [iii] ibid., p.432.


And now for an image of how New Charter views itself, or at the very least, how it wants to be seen! It's not a pretty sight, because it's simply not true! They think they are sooooo so G.R.E.A.T. but nothing could be further from the truth!

Egalitarian is not part of their lexicon. It does not constitute part of the Company's awareness!

Their holy grail is the book - Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins. Not surprisingly the Company mantra is 'From Good to Great'!


As Jim Collins says, "Greatness is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline." But is it really that simple! New Charter seem to think so! They already think they are Good, and that by simply deciding they're Great, they are Great or will become so! There's absolutely nothing wrong with positive thinking, but there's something to be said for realistic thinking too! To get to a destination it really is a good idea to know where one is in the first place! And this company has yet to become Good, let alone Great!


"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
T.S. Eliot - "Little Gidding" (the last of his Four Quartets)
http://www.livingtarot.co.uk/images/RW-Fool.jpg


"In the province of the mind what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true within one's mind, within limits to be determined experimentally and experientially. These limits are beliefs to be transcended." John C. Lilly - Centre of the Cyclone.


"In the province of the mind what one believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits. These limits are to be found experimentally and experientially. When so found these limits turn out to be further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits. However, in the province of the body there are definite limits not to be transcended." John C. Lilly interviewed by Jeffrey Mishlove.


Perhaps New Charter really need to read - How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In, also by Jim Collins, but this presumes they have already acheived such greatness from which they can fall!

It further assumes the Company have already acheived 'GOOD', never mind 'GREAT', status! Such are their pretentions to greatness! However, such pretentions are entirely illusory and naught but a figment of their own fevered imagination caught as they are in their very own narcissitic reflection!




Love, Light & Laughter
Starlord

22 comments:

  1. Several years ago New Charter organised a 'Good to Great' event at the G Mex centre in Manchester. All their staff were given the day off to attend the event. Transport (coaches)were laid on and their was free food, booze, and entertainment. It would be interesting to know how much all this cost New Charter tenants? Is it also true that New Charter are having financial difficulties and this is why they have been laying off staff or sacking them?

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  2. I am one of 12 people who have been sacked in the last 12 month of new charter appointing a manager on the environmental side. It seems apparent that he has been brought in just to cut the work force in this department,some of the sacked lads have gone to tribunal and have been payed off out of court,obviously new charter dont want the bad publicity,personaly i hope new charter crumbles and collapses i hate anything connected with the company,silly little managers who sit in judgment holding there own kangaroo courts( judge and jury ) dont really know just who they think they are but they are not just sacking people they are ruining peoples lives yet they seem to be protecting little managers who are more guilty than the genuine people who once worked for the company

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  3. New charter love to waste money where ever they can how much did it cost to have tony morris from GRANADA REPORTS at the G-MEX he would not of come cheap,

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  4. with regard to the anonymous comment regarding workers being paid off to protect their precious image I am a person who knows too well the way New Charter may you feel shitty vulnerable and useless when its convenient and want to get rid- my heart goes out to anyone who is dealt with in such a disgusting manner they ought to be ashamed of themselves! image first employees second! unless your so far up the managements arse your coming out the other end! then its promotion all the way!

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  5. I find that New Charter have too many CHIEFS,and the rest are a bunch of COWBOYS,as much use as a hand break on a canoe,they talk about equallity and diversity but managers abuse this by the constant BULLYING of its lower paid staff, by name calling,simulating sex acts behind female staff,calling people theives,telling them that i the boss and can do what ever i like so deal with it.telling several people about a individuals personel problems breaking confidentuality,this seems to be ok if its them doing this but if it was the other way around you would be sacked on the spot if they knew which policy and procedure to follow,i have just been informed that yet another worker has bit the bullit just in time for christmas the heartless bullies,i feel it wont be to long before some thing gets in the press about all that is going on within this so called great company(NOT)till the next time....

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  6. 6th best company in the "universe" my arse. lets just hope that greedy geordie b____ is holding a plaque with 600th on it next time he gets his ogre head in the paper, making grown men hold hands in fields, making there workers throw plastic fish in to a bin, then some jumped up puff claping like a seal, whats it all bout, charter if full of arse lickers and back stabbers, AND BULLY MANAGERS,

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  7. looks like new charter have got away with it again!little manager shielded by the might of the company,is there anybody out there that can defeat them!i think not,they are allowed to continue to treat anyone just as they dam well please.

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  8. Well how interesting is ths comments page ! I thought I was the only one who was vocal about the bullying tactics and underhand practices of new charter, I had many years of service with the company and will be posting some what I hope people will find "interesting reading" in the near future.

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  9. IT IS A FACT THAT AN EMPLOYEE OF NEW CHARTER NAMED MARILYN GOLLOM "FUDGED" FIGURES REGARDING COLOUR SCHEMES AND OTHER WORKS AT ASSHETON HOUSE AROUND 12 MONTHS AGO ! WHEN NEW CHARTER HOUSING PROMISES TENANCY INVOLVEMENT AND A SAY IN THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT YET THIS EMPLOYEE STILL KEPT HER EMPLOYMENT WITH THE COMPANY AND EVEN GOT PROMOTION VERY SHORTLY AFTERWARDS! THERE IS 100% PROOF OF THIS UNFAIR PRACTICE BY MARILYN GOLLOM WHICH IN THE NEAR FUTURE WILL BECOME AVAILABLE TO THE RESIDENTS OF ASSHETON HOUSE.

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  10. I work at 249 (new charters head office)and non- excecutive directors or basically volunteers on the dole or sick long term... are allowed to purchase dresses etc for wifes and family members to go to "new charter funded" - free functions all over the country and as long as they take some sort of receipt in to tony powell (highly paid director)then they get the cash back ! I thought this was rent payers money ?? I wonder how many of them know that this sort of thing goes on ? In fact its tax payers cash seeing as 80% of charters rent is housing benefits !!

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  11. there cetainly seems to be some very unhappy employees at new charter some very serious mal practices going on from what i can read, people dont just make these things up BULLYING, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, VICTIMISING, I must tell my friends about this website

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  12. still with the unfair employer :(Tuesday, 21 December 2010 at 22:20:00 GMT

    re posting above...the black geezer from granada reports cost around £1500 i know somebody from accounts/purchasing at new charter and an estimate for laying on dozens of coaches, free booze, food, bands, and bonding sessions was i believe around £59000 ! and of course not to mention the whole of new charter was SHUT for the day ! NO building cleaned NO accumilations of rubbish removed NO graffiti removed, any wee and excrement in lifts etc for the half dozen or so high rise buildings was left OVERNIGHT beacause there was NO cover for all the dozens of caretakers sat boozing and eating alllll day at the rent payers expense which makes me wonder if all those residents should get some of the service charge back ?

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  13. I believe the above big day out was held at the G-Mex in manchester all day so i reckon £59000 is a conservative estimate !!!!! How much disposable cash do new charter have ?? My auntie waited nearly 9 months to get a fence put up at her flat because she was told by the housing officer "theres no cash for this sort of work" my auntie been paying full rent for over 36 years NO WONDER THERES NO MONEY IM GONNA CONTACT MY MP

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  14. To the above.

    The reason NEW CHARTER say they have no money ,is because they keep paying people off before they go into tribunal court!Tens of thousands of pounds being payed out to people who have been sacked for very trivial matters.

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  15. Due to my statement regarding Marilyn Gollom She has now been suspended from New Charter !! justice at last ? We will see the outcome in the weeks to come. Im sure Alan kibble will be there to offer his shoulder for her to sob her fat wrinkly face on thats if hes still having secret rendevous with !

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  16. unemployed Tenents ferried around in taxi to play bingo! coz there on the tenents commitee, taxied to 249 daily, to attend so called meetings then nipping to Ashton to do some shopping then driven home at N/C expence, sorry rent payers expence, estate managers paying people on full housing benifits £300 to lay concrete,this and more all goes on every day.

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  17. You wanna report the individuals to the benefits agency and even more so if you have a gripe with Charter because they will be investigated aswell, and then hopefully that greasy cunt Munro may get the boot !

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  18. LOL whoever posted 27th july @ 16.34 You wanna sort your spelling out! No wonder you work @ new charter! It looks like Fat Jim Woolley or Stinky Bob Wilcox has written that LMAO thick bunch of fuckers lol

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  19. Can i set the record straight here ? my name is Tafferty Jeffries who has been a loyal servant to new charter for many years and the concrete I laid for New Charter i recieved £977 NOT £300 so get your facts rite TWATTY BOLLOX. And yes they do pay for my bingo habbit and taxi's but ya cant wack a good fiddle And i DID NOT get caught rimming Ian Munro in his office !! Tw'as his daughter ;-)

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  20. gary sharp (head of human resources)Saturday, 3 September 2011 at 11:16:00 BST

    MARILYN GOLLOM HAS BEEN SACKED YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!

    FAT ASS OLD SLAG

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