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Obstruction

Reported anonymously at 15:11, Tuesday 19 March 2019

Driver parked vehicle and left unattended at the bottom of Gosforth industrial estate on the bend. Driver aware that he had blocked both the path and road for other road users and fully aware of one way system. I sat in the car for over 5 minutes with driver aware and refusing to move. When getting out the car, the forklift driver began to load the vehicle and again I asked for this to be moved as I needed to get somewhere and this was an obstruction. I was told ‘you can wait’. After getting out of the vehicle and attempting to find the driver I was verbally abused being told to ‘fuck off’ and if I was that bothered ‘ring the council’. After I took photographs I was abused some more and the argument became heated. When I asked the driver which company he worked for I was asked if I was ‘fucking blind’ as it was on the vehicle. I rang the company and spoke with the managing director. The managing director was rude and shouted over the top of me telling me that this would not have happened, although I said it did and I had images. He screamed that I was a liar and gave me a ‘mouth full’ before putting the phone down. The managing director of this company then rang back and as I was fully expecting an apology I answered the phone. This was not the case and the managing director carried on to scream at me down the phone and tell me that the driver denyed all knowledge so I was the liar. When I asked the managing director to stop speaking in such a way, again he screamed so I put the phone down. Since then he tried to call back and was warned if the abuse carries on he will be reported. Clearly you wouldn’t do this on your test and I think this company should be fined. As for the managing director, fantastic transferable people skills and a great advertisement for the company!

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