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Alex22

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Wetherspoons
« on: Mar 25, 2020, 12:44:46 PM »
During Brexit I always thought the owner of Wetherspoons was a good bloke, not any more.  40,000 staff have been laid off without pay, after the chain closed its pubs in response to the crisis.
The government has pledged to cover 80 per cent of salaries, but Wetherspoons aren't willing to pay their employees until the government money comes in and that could be the end of April.   He has told his staff to get a job at Tesco ffs and the man is a multi millionaire.

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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2020, 12:51:15 PM »
Paying 40,000 just £1,000 each is £40m. If he didn't act as he has there would be no business left to employ those 40,000 when this has run its course.

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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2020, 01:06:13 PM »
I agree..Just the press machine looking for headlines. Perfectly logical business decision.
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2020, 01:06:33 PM »



A long time to make millions a short time to lose millions.. I think he is right..


They will , at least, have jobs to go back to hopefully..
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2020, 01:43:13 PM »
So what do these people do for the next 3 weeks  ?     

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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2020, 01:49:51 PM »
There needs to be a mechanism for emergency payments at least in the short term.   We pensioners can count on our pensions, but there are workers who barely earn enough to survive, who will have little if anything saved. They are in a more precarious position than households already reliant on benefits.
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #6 on: Mar 25, 2020, 02:58:57 PM »
So what do these people do for the next 3 weeks  ?   

Go to Tesco who want 20,000 extra staff as well as all the supermarkets & Amazon who want thousands.
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #7 on: Mar 25, 2020, 03:45:38 PM »
You have to be adaptable and not too proud.


I did some very odd jobs while I was a mature student, including working on one phone line where I read the tarot and another where I did "sex" talk.


The latter provided me with some wonderful material when I came to do my final year dissertation!
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #8 on: Mar 25, 2020, 04:58:42 PM »
So what do these people do for the next 3 weeks  ?   

As already said go to Tesco or Amazon , or sign on like the self employed or those who are not salaried only way to keep the wolf from the door needs must

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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #9 on: Mar 25, 2020, 06:42:21 PM »
folks are expecting the govt to cover their wages... ???
in my long and varied careers, i have on occasion not had work
i didnt expect the govt to pay me a wage, if i didnt work i got dole money
we just know some will claim £1000 a week as their earnings, rightly in some cases
but if they have been earning £1000 a week why do they need a hand-out?
and the rest should get dole money... allegedly its enough to live on
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #10 on: Mar 25, 2020, 06:43:35 PM »
The maximum payout is based on £2500 a month
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #11 on: Mar 26, 2020, 02:53:57 AM »
All the supermarkets are taking on thousands of temporary staff.
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Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #12 on: Mar 26, 2020, 06:19:55 AM »
I left school in 1965 aged 15 years to start work a few years later jobs started to go due to cheap imports and falling orders I was made redundant on the Friday , but managed to get another job by the Monday.

I watched all the weaving Mills in my native North West close one by one, that is when I decided either join all you old schoolmates and relatives on the dole or get out.

That is when I headed south in 71 to where the work was , I knew it would not come to me it was the right move for me I was never out of work again, never ever had to sign on the Dole I am glad to say.