Weasel words: Part 01
POSTED: February 11, 2021
I have decided to keep a note of these. I probably should have started earlier.
According to The Guardian today,
KPMG has confirmed that its chairman is stepping aside after the accounting giant launched an investigation into controversial comments he made to staff in a virtual meeting this week.
Bill Michael, who took over as chairman in 2017, told staff on Monday to “stop moaning” about the pandemic and the impact of lockdown on people’s lives, adding that they should stop “playing the victim card”.
In a statement released on Tuesday, before he stepped aside, Michael said: “I am sorry for the words I used, which did not reflect what I believe in, and I have apologised to my colleagues. Looking after the wellbeing of our people and creating a culture where everyone can thrive is of critical importance to me and is at the heart of everything we do as a firm.”
“I am sorry for the words I used, which did not reflect what I believe in”