Carter pulled out at the last minute due to a ‘re-arranged family event’. However, a message from his personal assistant seemed a less than courteous way to do this. Mark Nottingham
An unnecessarily gentle understatement there Mark. Try as I might, I cannot think of a pressing PRE-arranged family event that can be RE-arranged at a day’s notice. Sounds very much like a ‘dog ate my homework’ excuse.
This meeting had been painstakingly and specifically arranged for Paul Carter’s convenience, long in advance. Several times, KIACC double-checked Carter’s attendance with his office. Then he pulls out the day before. That is a shabby way to treat anyone.
The cry went up (in mitigation) that Paul Carter has a private life.
And he is paid at market rate, and we are his employers.
Paul Carter: selfish, unprofessional, decently paid.