New Airhead Development Corrupt Deal & Appropriation!

By now most of you will know that Patrick Campion has agreed to borrow from the Chinese developer to pay out the ANZ Bank. He sent an email to members to put a brave face on this.

The statement itself is pure CampionSpeak. It’s stupid, dishonest and hilarious. Sometimes you wonder if he reads his own statements before he sends them out.

It’s stupid because he is making all these promises of what is going to happen now with the property development – when every promise he has made so far on the property development has failed. Every one!

And not just on the property development. You may recall last September Campion promised members a new cafe on Pitt Street and a new TAB. And what’s happening with that? Nothing, of course. It was just another useless empty Campion promise.

The statement is dishonest because the promise of future success is really an attempt to divert attention from the absolute failure of everything he has tried up to now.

But mostly it’s hilarious – Campion’s desperate, final roll of the dice to cover all his previous blunders and lies.

We are going to have a lot of fun with this!

City Tatts Information Desk


Mark Lonngren gravy train grinds to a halt

The gravy train that Mark Lonngren has been on for years is about to stop dead in it’s tracks. Lonngren will be leaving the club’s employ very soon. Obviously not soon enough for those poor souls who have to deal with this imbecile every day.

When you think about it there have been some very strange staffing appointments at City Tatts. Take Trevelyan Bale, a club chef on $250,000 a year. What about Jan Ellks, a secretary on $130,000 a year.? As strange as these appointments were, at least Bale was a qualified chef. And Ellks was (probably) a qualified pen-pusher.

But Lonngren? Did he have any qualifications? For anything?

And while we are on the subject, does anyone know what he did at City Tatts? In recent years he was claimed to be a maintenance manager. But the rest of the maintenance team were never quite sure about this. Before that he was described as an interior designer.

What is more strange is that this bluffer was made a permanent employee only last year, after years of being a “contractor”. Now why would a contractor be made a permanent employee only to be punted out a year later? Wouldn’t it have made more sense to leave him as a contractor?

Is Marcelo Veloz that confused? Possibly, but somehow we suspect there is more to the story.

We think this is a case for The Ferret.

City Tatts Information Desk

New contracts for all staff

Staff members of City Tatts, if you were a little concerned by your Christmas bonus of 40c a day you might have a lot more to be concerned about shortly.

You will soon be presented with new workplace contracts, if you haven’t been already.

Be aware, the devil lies in the detail.

These contracts all seem safe and sound except for the little matter of a probation period. Expect management to take the opportunity to tell you valued you are. This may give you a false sense of security, make you feel all warm inside, but really it is just to keep you onside.

If you sign one of these contracts you will be entering into a whole new employment sphere, where you will be at the mercy of management.

In other words, management will be able to move you on regardless of your status or role.

City Tatts Information Desk

Trevelyan Bale’s My Kitchen Rules!

Cookery shows of one kind or another have been a staple of TV in recent years. It’s hard to keep track of them all: My Kitchen Rules, Masterchef, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey etc etc

As far as we’re concerned none of them come close to providing the entertainment and drama of a Trevelyan Bale kitchen.

Bale’s kitchen had it all. Rabbits, North Queensland bananas, Manna from heaven (well, ok, Circular Quay), special cakes with extra ice, free lunches for millionaires, executive christmas meals, intrigue, incompetence, lying, cheating, stealing ……..

When is this bloke going to get his own TV show?

City Tatts Information Desk

Tony Guilfoyle’s centralised kitchen

One of the key features of the whole Zest/Omega/Lime Bar project was the construction of a new centralised kitchen to supply Zest, the Esperanto and most of the club’s other food requirements. You may recall the Esperanto changing to pre-packaged portions around this time.

In theory this was a more efficient set-up than the old one where every restaurant had it’s own kitchen.

But at City Tatts it’s never that simple. As so often happened with a Tony Guifoyle project, this one did not deliver the promised benefits.

Incredibly, the restaurant results were far worse under the new arrangement.

But then it was run by two of the worst imbeciles ever to work in a NSW club, Guilfoyle and Trevelyan Bale.

Guilfoyle always seemed pleased with the new centralised kitchen. We could never understand why.

Maybe it just made it easier to organise the thieving.

City Tatts Information Desk

The Christmas Spirit!

Every day there is a new report detailing more of Trevelyan Bale’s thieving. We have just been told how Bale prepared food for executive staff for Christmas Day spreads and home parties, running into thousands of dollars.

All the executive staff needed to do was inform Bale what they wanted, and when. He would order it and cook it to their liking. The prepared meals could then be taken home, free of charge of course.

Alcohol was supplied in similar fashion. Just ring Trevie, tell him what you wanted and it was done.

Who do you think the chief offender was? Guilfoyle, of course. This bullshit artist sacked people for no reason, drove away members, and ruined the club, all while stealing from it any way he could.

His close ties with Guilfoyle would be the only reason Bale wasn’t sacked earlier. This makes Guilfoyle as accountable as him. It also implicates Mark Cooper, because he knew all about it and chose to do nothing as the club went steadily downhill.

This is a real concern when you consider Marcelo Veloz and his past record of thieving. What chance is there of Cooper taking action over any Veloz rorts, when he did nothing about Guilfoyle?

One thing the club can be thankful for is that Guilfoyle, Bale and Veloz never got the chance to work together at City Tatts. If they did there would be nothing left.

City Tatts Information Desk

Trevelyan Bale’s “interesting” employment record

The amount of information forthcoming about Trevelyan Bale is quite staggering.

One thing that always gets a mention is his interesting employment record in the last twelve years.

Before City Tatts entered his life he was head chef at the Opera House. He worked with a good mate called Jerry. Jerry was the purchasing officer for the Opera House. Both Bale and Jerry got fired for thieving and incompetence. Does this sound familiar?

After the Opera House they both ended up at City Tatts, Bale as head chef and Jerry as purchasing officer. This was the equivalent of putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank, or Guilfoyle in charge of the credit cards.

Bale arrived at City Tatts in 2004. To give you an indication of the abilities of this genius, consider the results he produced while in charge of the club’s restaurants and bars. In 2006, the earliest year for which we have records, Zest lost $542,000 and the Esperanto lost $319,000. In 2007 it was more of the same. Zest lost $485,000 and the Esperanto lost $395,000. And it continued like that for the rest of his stay.

We can’t say for certain but we think these might be the worst food and beverage results ever for a club in New South Wales.

Both Bale and Jerry eventually got the sack from City Tatts.

Bale’s next port of call was Blacktown Workers Club. He applied for and somehow got the role of Operations Director. Speaking with the club they told us they gave him the job because of his experience and knowledge of how a kitchen worked. Strange to say, this genius didn’t get the chance to see out his first six months in this new and exciting role. He was sacked for, well, thieving and incompetence.

Now if Blacktown Workers Club woke up to this shyster in less than six months, why did it take City Tatts seven years? How much did he manage to steal from City Tatts in those seven years by way of inflating invoices and having the club pay for food and alcohol he took home?

You might think he would wake up to himself and stop. Well, no. According to well-placed sources he has just continued on his merry way robbing and pillaging. He recently got the sack from The Australian Brewery for, you guessed it, thieving and incompetence!

This might be a wild guess, but we suspect his thieving days are coming to an end.

City Tatts Information Desk