Former Australia Post boss Christine Holgate got in trouble for spending money on what to ordinary people appear to be odd things, like the purchase of four Cartier watches valued at almost $20,000, to be given to some staff who had closed some important deals. This kind of thing is not uncommon in the business world, but Australia Post is state owned, and extravagant spending like this is seen as unacceptable by a lot of people, as it can be seen as cutting into the profits, which are owed to the government/taxpayer.
She also spent money like this:
- $700,000 on pot plants
- $3000-a-day on an image consultant
Image consultancy seems like a lucrative business to be in! But again, big stupid corporate behemoths and their wildly overpaid executives ($2.5 million a year plus bonuses for her) do this kind of thing.
When the scandal broke last year most of the media and the important people on Twitter spun it as above, that Holgate was at fault, but things have now shifted, and she is portraying herself as a victim:
Former Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate is still deciding whether to take legal action against her former employer but said she would “love” an apology from the prime minister, Scott Morrison, for what she described as “one of the worst acts of bullying I’ve ever witnessed“.
Like Prince Harry’s husband Megan Merkel, the Duchess of Los Angeles, UK born Holgate (worth an estimated $800 million) is playing the ‘mental illness’ and suicide card:
I was seriously ill. I was on temazepam. I was suicidal, you know.
Ok, now we know. Or to put things in a way that only the Last Canadian can:
Or another way:
No one knows why we should care about these rich privileged women but if it hurts the PM, and the semi-aborted vaccine rollout and all the semi-fake sex scandals are not enough to do the job on this government, then they are going to try to make us care.