No matter how senior you are within Sainsbury's you are expected to get down and dirty for a few weeks a year.
This means toiling in a store shelf stacking, or worse, to get some idea what those at the bottom of the heap have to endure.
Having just received my business and council tax demand I took a look at the career profiles of our senior officers.
It was no surprise to find that none had ever held down a job outside local or national government: in fact, most had spent their entire working lives depending on the public purse for their bullet proofed lives
Would it not be a good idea to force the likes of Messrs Stallwood and Holgate to work for a month in some hard-pressed local business?
In that way, they could get a better understanding of the effort and sacrifice required to fund their obscenely high salaries and pensions of our senior council officers.
A Notting Hill Shopkeeper