It's the money, stupid.
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'.
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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