Trader claims staff allowed to do what they liked if 'they made money'

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An oil trader who was sacked by the commodities giant Glencore for being late or absent more than 60 times claimed on Monday that the company permitted staff to 'do what you like as long as you make money'.

The Independent reports that Andrew Kearns, 38, was employed by Glencore UK from January 2009 to October 2010, when he was summarily dismissed for serious misconduct.

Glencore claims Kearns had a series of unauthorised alcohol-related absences that saw him absent or late for work 64 times during his time with the company.

The father-of-three admits drinking while at an October 2010 conference, but claims he had no meetings that day that required his attendance. 'It’s a results-driven business and I got results so it (lateness) wasn’t an issue', he said.

Kearns is suing Glencore for wrongful dismissal, claiming that socialising with clients late into the night was part of his job.

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Glencore oil trader on working practices: 'Make money and you can do whatever you like'

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