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Shop Of Horrors

by | 27th, October 2005

‘WHAT do traffic wardens get for handing out lots of parking tickets? “A one-way trip to Hell?” For sure. “To be hated by the world at large?” Guaranteed. “A new kettle in Argos..?”

Just one more ticket and Adolf would have the inflatable friend he always wanted

As the Mail reports, National Car Parks, the country’s biggest parking enforcement agency, is awarding its staff with reward points at the Argos stores.

The company says points are awarded on a range of criteria – punctuality, teamwork and appearance. But the Mail says evidence suggests performance means the number of tickets issued.

As a leaflet explaining the scheme stuck to the forehead of all wardens explains: “When you demonstrate excellence at work, contribute to increased revenue or cost savings, or have gone the extra distance in your efforts, you will be rewarded.”

Over in the Mirror, the Association of British Drivers calls the plan “outrageous”. And the RAC’s Paul Hodgson says: “If

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