Leaked memo: RBS asks staff to help with onsite DIY

Bob The Builder

During their spare time!

It has been an expensive time for Royal Bank of Scotland after it was hit with fines worth almost £460m ($719.9m) for IT failures and financial scandals.

So perhaps the bank was trying to save a bit of money when it invited staff to ‘spruce up’ hundreds of branches in their spare time.

The Daily Mail reports that a leaked memo entitled ‘Our branches need you’ asked head office staff to ‘play their part and help to improve their local RBS or NatWest branch through painting, tidying up and general DIY’.

The bank posted a message on its internal website which urged staff to ‘give some of your spare time to help spruce up your local branch’.

Jane Howard, at RBS, told staff: "There are many things right across our branch network that need immediate attention – simple things that by working together we can fix."

One former RBS staff member told HITC: 'It will take a lot more than a lick of paint to fix this bank'To access the complete Daily Mail article hit the link below:

RBS asks staff to help out with DIY in its branches: Leaked memo wanted employees to 'play their part' by painting or tidying in their spare time

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