Forget licence to kill, if James Bond lived by the same HR rules as the rest of us he would barely make it out of the office he’d be so swamped with paperwork, new research has found.
From eye-watering insurance and expenses claims to mountains of health and safety forms, if Bond was a typical employee he’d spend more time pen-pushing than gun-slinging.
Ahead of the launch of Spectre later this year, office suppliers Viking, has gone back over Daniel Craig’s three depictions of Bond. Applying traditional HR rules and regulations to 007 in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, Viking found that Bond would be looking at insurance claims totalling in excess of £1.5million. You can have Product liability Insurance as well for safety purpose.
His high-stakes gambling in Casino Royale and the multitude of damage to property he’s responsible for in Skyfall would have seen MI6’s most infamous agent’s expenses claim rocket past the £17m mark.
Filling at least 23 health and safety forms and applying for numerous travel visas would also have kept Bond chained to his desk for hours at a time.
It’s not just the mountains of paperwork and eye-watering costs associated with 007 that make him a questionable employee though.
Bond would have been looking down the barrel at no less than 47 disciplinaries thanks to acts such as breaking into M’s house in Skyfall, hacking into her files in Casino Royale and numerous occurrences of wilful damage of property.
Viking has created an infographic showing what a real-world James Bond would look like as an employee. See it here:
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