Danced off the floor
As the New Year kicked off, Mole thought it only right to call his friends in the mortgage world to see how they had all spent their festive period. On the whole, there were reports of fun with the family, trips abroad to warmer climes and the odd burnt turkey. However, one broker had a sadder tale to tell about a colleague, who must, to avoid embarrassment, remain unnamed. With the company’s Christmas party in full swing, one of the team decided to hit the dance floor and attempt to replicate the Gangnam Style dance that has become the most-watched video on YouTube. Clearly he was not wearing the right shoes, however, because just as the song reached its crescendo and the hapless dancer jumped into life, he ended up on his backside and, somehow, nursing a broken ankle. Worse still, he was due to play in a Christmas football tournament just two days later. Sources told Mole the unfortunate party-goer has himself started to see the funny side while his colleagues continue to call him Tony Manero in a tribute to John Travolta’s character from Saturday Night Fever. Keep an eye out for a man on crutches at the next industry shindig.
A very Precise shock…
Mole applauds the Precise Mortgages team, which last week purchased two defibrillator machines while selected staff members received training on how to use them in the event of an emergency. Of course, Mole supports anything that promotes health and safety in the workplace. It seems, however, that not many within Precise’s Wolverhampton HQ feel their safety has actually been helped by the move. According to rumour, several members of staff are nervous after managing director Alan Cleary (pictured below) was one of those who received the training, and they fear he may resort to certain ‘shocking’ tactics if they fail to meet their sales targets. Cleary assured Mole that the machines and training had been provided with the best of intentions, saying: “They only cost £1,000 and they might save a life.”