Singing the blues!

Does Jodie Blues, the Marcelo Veloz crony who followed him across town, actually work at City Tatts?

We have become interested in this as members advise she is like the invisible woman, similar to Guilfoyle’s wife (and Mark Cooper’s wife). On the payroll but no one sees them.

Then again, the rumour mill has Blues as a consultant. We think this is a very cosy arrangement. After all remember Amy Conroy, now Amy Watts? Remember her consultancy appointment? And her eagerness to work with Guilfoyle in her role as “head” consultant. A very interesting appointment indeed.

Maybe Ms Blues could track down Michelle Abbey, another worthy lass who gained a City Tatts consultancy, just to find out what is expected from someone in that position. But then again we are sure Marcelo will dictate the job description and performance measures. After all it was his idea.

Is City Tatts the only club in the world with two “head” consultants?

Miss Management

City Tatts now has it’s own lockout laws!

Members have reported that the second floor admin area of the club has been locked and the office receptionist relocated. Apparently, access to the library is now “by appointment” only.

We decided to investigate this and assumed it was part of the general purge on award rate staff hours, as previously mentioned.

But we were wrong.

It appears that the catalyst for the change is management’s total paranoia. Marcelo Veloz’s plan is to cut off access to member facilities previously offered in the admin area in a futile attempt to reduce the amount of reporting members do about the shambolic admin area!

The main observations by members usually include the high number of staff employed in there, and what they could all be doing, the sustained incompetence on display from the highest paid executives, and the general inept performance of the whole admin function. Strangely there is no sign of anyone’s hours being cut.

We can only guess as to what areas of the club Veloz will lock members out of next. He won’t have to worry about the restaurants and bars, that’s for sure. The committee allowed these to become no-go zones for most members ages ago!

Miss Management


City Tatts CEO helps out with staffing cuts!

We all know how sad and pathetic City Tatts has become.

Well this has moved to the office as well. Only a couple of weeks ago the club’s CEO Marcelo Veloz decided that staff should have their shifts chopped. This cull of hours began immediately with Veloz’s loyal deputy Daniel Graham taking a sword to all floor staff and reducing hours. Makes you wonder about the alleged 2000 new members.

The only problem is that the cull has been so drastic that Veloz has been called on to work as a glassie. Yes, he was seen collecting glasses in the Lower Bar. The members who witnessed this also reported that while Veloz was doing this he was not so suitably attired in a Cronulla Football Club track suit!

Now try to hold that image in your mind. Here we have the CEO of the organisation collecting glasses, due to his own self-imposed cull of workers hours, and while he was doing this he dresses in the track suit of another club!

Is it any wonder people laugh at City Tatts?

Miss Management

Marcelo Veloz ready to quit?

The latest rumour at City Tatts is that Marcelo Veloz is close to quitting.

It’s possible.

You can understand why he would be considering it.

The club is obviously in deep trouble. Guilfoyle’s 12 years of insane mismanagement are really showing. And the blogs are driving Veloz mad. He thinks about them every day.

And the one thing that was supposed to be the saviour, for him and the committee, the property development, is a complete shambles. Everyone knows it’s going to be years before they get full planning permission, if they ever get it. And by then, selling the apartments might be impossible because of the state of the property market.

But if he does want to quit, where would he go?

Even in an industry as shonky as the Club industry, who exactly would hire him now?

So he might decide to hang in there.

But in 6 months City Tatts will probably be in a worse condition. And if he thinks the blogs are making it difficult to find a job now, another 6 months relentless coverage will make it impossible!

So jumping ship now might be the best option.

It’s a close call.

Naturally we will do all we can to help!

Save City Tatts Committee


Johny Bineham, where are you?

Poor Johny Bineham.

Remember him?

He is the Korean War veteran who was barred from City Tatts for telling the truth about Guilfoyle and Campion’s insane management practices.

Well it appears he is very much on the mind of at least one committee member.

Only a week ago that doyen of sartorial elegance, the club’s esteemed Vice Chair Ms Linda Fitzhardinge was flapping her wings, and gums, demanding to know how Johny Bineham was allowed into the club. You see Ms Fitzhardinge claims to have seen Johny in the club despite him being barred. When she was assured that Mr Bineham was not in the club you would think that would suffice, but not for our Linda. She was so paranoid about him she demanded that all management and staff conduct a sweep of the building and “find” him at all costs.

Of course Johny could not be found, for the simple reason he wasn’t in the club. Members on the premises at the time of all this hoopla confirmed this.

Is this the pattern of behaviour we can expect when Fitzhardinge challenges Campion for the Chairman’s role? Remember she has Binns, Niven, Berry and one other vote.

We will release more on this soon.

Miss Management



Land & Environment Court heritage problem solved!

It was the building project that drove Tony Guilfoyle into exile, and Patrick Campion to the edge of madness.

But now Guilfoyle’s dream will be preserved after an urgent call to every crackpot in Sydney.

Dr Philip Oldfield, senior lecturer at Sydney Mental Asylum says he has a few deranged options.

“On the moon they were able to keep a two-storey building airborne by training pigs to fly. The pigs were attached to the building and would simply flap their ears. Due to the lower gravity on the moon that was enough to keep the building airborne while they constructed a psychiatric home underneath”.

“A more likely option, knowing Patrick Campion, would be to use Guilfoyle’s coffee carts. The entire Lower Bar would be carefully balanced on the two coffee carts, one on each side. Then, when the construction crew wanted to build the Wailing Wall, or use the portaloo, they would simply roll the whole assembly to one side, and roll it back when they were finished”.

“This could also become a tourist attraction, especially during a full moon”.

Added Mr Oldfield “I share the same room at the asylum as Patrick Campion, and the same psychiatrist, so I’m as mad as he is”.

Mr Campion concluded by saying “I’m hoping these new options will be enough to persuade Mirvac to come back”.

Save City Tatts Committee



Inviting the Daily Telegraph to City Tatts – Is Campion mad?

Tony Guilfoyle was quite a stupid person in many ways.

But, credit where credit’s due, he always knew enough to avoid the press. In fact, he was careful in keeping a very low public profile. (See previous blog Tony Guilfoyle and Michael Williamson – Low Profile)

But what has Patrick Campion done?

In his desperation to flog a dead horse he invited the Daily Telegragh to do a puff piece (yes, that is what they are called in the trade) on the City Tatts property development.

Is he mad?

Did he not spend the necessary 10 seconds on this to see the dangers?

If the Daily Telegraph ever decides to take a closer look at City Tatts, Campion will go to jail!

Just the property development alone provides endless possibilities for the Daily Telegraph. Suppose they decide to have a closer look at:

  • Mirvac’s stint at City Tatts, and why they dropped it
  • The Chinese Communist Party links
  • Peter Georgeson, the City Tatts Architect in Residence and his work on Guilfoyle’s properties
  • the paltry $25 million received from a developer who will keep the profit from 267 apartments, while the Club has to borrow $10 million to get back to where they are now!

And what if they then take an interest in the rest of the Club? Just imagine the fun they would have with:

  • Tony Guilfoyle and Kirsty Assad
  • Jan Ellks, the $130,000 secretary
  • Restaurants losing $8,000 a week, despite paying no rent
  • Marcelo Veloz, and his “interesting” exit from Dooleys
  • And another 20 similar issues

And Campion is up to his neck in all of this!

He’s mad!

Save City Tatts Committee