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Rough/tough justice

Catherine Burtinshaw explains why she had her boss paraded through the streets of Manchester in a comedy-striped convict's outfit

1 April 2014

Some people may sit at their desks in silent resentment of their bosses; others vent any issues on a gym punchbag. Me? Not one for doing things by halves, I put my head right above the parapet and arranged for our head of team to be locked in
a cell at the Manchester Police Museum, after being paraded through the streets of Manchester dressed in a comedy-striped convict’s
outfit and subjected to public humiliation in the form of
a mock trial.

The initiative was called
‘Lock Up Your Boss’ and was
part of a drive by the Insurance Institute of Manchester’s president, Barry Thompson, to raise £150,000 in a year for the Young Oncology Unit at Manchester’s Christie Hospital.

My boss was incredibly sporting abou...

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