This morning I got a parcel from a very kind man telling me that a very disgruntled chef asked him to deliver it to me. The Chef informed me, by letter, that he used to be the chef for Mr Delivery and they fired him because he is fat and lazy! I was outraged! He did say that he will not be taking it lying down and he will be taking them to the CCMA, he was even so kind to include the CCMA forms he had filled out, his passport to verify his South African Citizenship (very dodgy I might add, Tipp exed out name and all) and a top secret cassette tape inside a very old looking radio so that I can hear for myself how they treated him. He also included a photo of himself as a young boy, this he added because he considers us friends and he wants me to get to know him better.
After listening to the tape and reading his CCMA formd I was not at all surprised that they fired him. Unfortunately the dear old thing seems to have been last in line when they handed out brains and his grammar and spelling leaves much to be desired. He is also apparently the reason why Mr Delivery received numerous complaints of cold food that took ages to get to it’s destination. I know I had one or two of those meals in the past.
Soon after, I received this e-mail from the team, now in charge of Mr Delivery :
MR DELIVERY FIRES CHEF
An open notice: to inform all the relevant parties of the dismissal of the long-time face of Mr Delivery, Chef.
Mr Delivery recently underwent a change in management. These changes bring with them many improvements, both in business strategy and service delivery, setting the pace for a faster, more evolved and more efficient Mr Delivery.
Due to a large volume of complaints from loyal Mr Delivery customers in the past, actions were taken and, in a unanimous decision, Chef was consequently fired. This stems largely from his age, lack of ability to adhere to rules and regulations and complete disregard for his peers and Mr Delivery customers.
The events leading up to this are unfortunate, as is losing our long time chef, but this is done with both his and the companies best interest in mind. On behalf of all of the staff here at Mr Delivery, we wish him (and his future employers) the best of luck in all his future endeavours.
We know chef selected you as a top South African blogger and dropped off a pack he thought you might want to share with your audience and the public to hear his concerns and rally support for a new job. It even includes audio clips of his hilarious calls to top South African personalities such as Zapiro, famous chefs and celebrities who he contacted to ask for a job.
They also informed me that the new directors, New directors, David Chait (previous owner of Vida e Caffe and Rikkis Taxis) and Alon Rom, who bought the company in April last year have been working furiously to improve the core service of delivering hot food to its loyal customers. These changes include restructuring the business to a pure franchise model to ensure better service as well as new Acutemp technology discs being placed inside delivery bags to keep food hot.
They promise to engage more with their customers and also add more value and services. Customers can look forward to some new exciting initiatives and rewards in 2011 as well as a new look for the brand.
I have attached some of the Prank Calls the chef made to some prominent South African Celebs, these were the best ones in my opinion :
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Chef pranks Helen Zille : HELEN ZILLE 1
Chef pranks Ferdinand Rabie : FERDINAND RABIE
Chef pranks Colin Moss : COLIN MOSS