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6 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

OK apologies that these people weren’t your friends. You could contact them on Facebook and ask them to be your friends if you were so inclined.

But given the times we live in it would be a big assumption by these folk that everything is here as everywhere is as it was a couple of years ago. But the bus, Steam train and MER timetables ,as far as I know are not made up. Probably says more about people on Facebook.

I don’t think the place is a joke. I’ve lived here for many decades and have never felt the need to laugh at it. Like all places it has its idiosyncrasies, part of its charm I guess.

Fair enough.

Main tourist attractions being closed in peak tourist season must be idiosyncratic.

Got to be honest if I was in London at the end of July I wouldn’t be checking if the main attractions were open because it was tuesday.

if you can’t see the multiple things that are wrong with the island that could be fixed so incredibly easily then fair enough.

I and lots of others can.

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6 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Fair enough.

Main tourist attractions being closed in peak tourist season must be idiosyncratic.

Got to be honest if I was in London at the end of July I wouldn’t be checking if the main attractions were open because it was tuesday.

if you can’t see the multiple things that are wrong with the island that could be fixed so incredibly easily then fair enough.

I and lots of others can.

But we are in a pandemic.

Lots of things that would normally be open are not,be that here, Cornwall, Bradford or London etc Have you not watched the national (UK) news about places not being able to open because of staff shortages due to people isolating? I watched a news programs ( North West tonight I think, about train services there being af because of staff shortages. You should check.

Did you go to Tokyo last year thinking the Olympics would be on?
 

 

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3 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

But we are in a pandemic.

Lots of things that would normally be open are not,be that here, Cornwall, Bradford or London etc Have you not watched the national (UK) news about places not being able to open because of staff shortages due to people isolating? I watched a news programs ( North West tonight I think, about train services there being af because of staff shortages. You should check.

Did you go to Tokyo last year thinking the Olympics would be on?
 

 

These “summer schedules” were set weeks ago.  Nothing to do with staff shortages, just our government being crap again.

This summer tourist season should have seen extended opening hours and loads more staff employed than they needed to take advantage of the position we are in right now.

Instead the people who have come here are leaving dissatisfied and unlikely to ever come back.

I understand you think it is acceptable.  Good for you.  I am embarrassed by it.

How hard is it to open peel Castle ffs? There are tourists stood outside several times a week wondering why it is closed - it’s embarrassing 

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19 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

These “summer schedules” were set weeks ago.  Nothing to do with staff shortages, just our government being crap again.

This summer tourist season should have seen extended opening hours and loads more staff employed than they needed to take advantage of the position we are in right now.

Instead the people who have come here are leaving dissatisfied and unlikely to ever come back.

I understand you think it is acceptable.  Good for you.  I am embarrassed by it.

How hard is it to open peel Castle ffs? There are tourists stood outside several times a week wondering why it is closed - it’s embarrassing 

Simple really . Once the decided to open borders the Heritage sites and the likes should have been open. No excuse its just incompetence in not ensuring they were. Joined up thinking which IOMGovt doesn't do.  

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16 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

These “summer schedules” were set weeks ago.  Nothing to do with staff shortages, just our government being crap again.

This summer tourist season should have seen extended opening hours and loads more staff employed than they needed to take advantage of the position we are in right now.

Instead the people who have come here are leaving dissatisfied and unlikely to ever come back.

I understand you think it is acceptable.  Good for you.  I am embarrassed by it.

How hard is it to open peel Castle ffs? There are tourists stood outside several times a week wondering why it is closed - it’s embarrassing 

Yep, Manx National Heritage, the Government or whatever said let’s close for no good reason.

It will piss tourists off and we we will lose revenue. Hurrah Hurrah.

Why do you think, in your eyes, the Government have adopted this policy, rather than just “being crap”

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9 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

Yep, Manx National Heritage, the Government or whatever said let’s close for no good reason.

It will piss tourists off and we we will lose revenue. Hurrah Hurrah.

Why do you think, in your eyes, the Government have adopted this policy, rather than just “being crap”

You are a lost cause.  I don’t know who you are or where you spent your “decades” but I guess I am working now to pay for your pension.

 

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It's a cunning plan, don't you see. Don't open or run the loss making tourist attractions where they'd wander aimlessly afor a few hours spending very little money but just bring in hundreds of tourists and make them wander round our beleaguered towns and villages looking for toilets, buying nicknacks in the odd charity shop and paying for expensive coffees, ice creams, gelato's and artisan breads et al. And bar meals and restaurants when we have no other entertainment available.
It's the economy don't you know.

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39 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

Yep, Manx National Heritage, the Government or whatever said let’s close for no good reason.

To be honest it will be more like the new ridiculous Onchan bin dispaosal rules. Somebody somewhere moaned about not doing something because of covid because it’s government. So they either then have to introduce some pointless silly rules or send people home because people threaten that they won’t work because of the ‘risk’ that’s all that’s likely happened. Some folk saw a good excuse for some time off because of some covid related risk they made up that then got them sent home on full pay for 10 days. 

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49 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

Simple really . Once the decided to open borders the Heritage sites and the likes should have been open. No excuse its just incompetence in not ensuring they were. Joined up thinking which IOMGovt doesn't do.  

Actually most of them are open, but MNH (and to a lesser extent the Railways) have two problems.  The first is money - the additional staff needed to open these sites will need paying for and won't have been budgeted for.  Income from the sites will be minimal so far and won't be as high as normal for the rest of the season.  So they will need additional money which they got about a fortnight ago.

The second problem is people.  These sites are usually operated by seasonal staff, some of whom will be on permanent contracts but most of whom are Bank workers ie zero hours.  Some of those will have found other jobs or decided not to bother this year or not feel happy about a lot of contact with the public.  From observation, most of these staff are post- or near-retirement age and these will be jobs for extra income rather than for living, and those that do need the money will have got something else.

So there won't have been time to recruit and instruct new people and the only practical way to open up will be with reduced days of opening.  Usually five,  which means that year-round staff won't need substituting.

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People moaning about the trams and trains not running seven days a week. 

I suppose it does stop them moaning about the trams and trains running with hardly any passengers seven days a week

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6 minutes ago, kevster said:

People moaning about the trams and trains not running seven days a week. 

I read it that it’s more about being told by government that we have to crack on and live with covid when at the same time that very same government is clearly not cracking on and dealing with covid otherwise they’d be running all services to support the public. It seems that it’s only the public who are just expected to crack on. 

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If they are not expecting the numbers, it’s hardly surprising that some venues/services won’t be running full time. 
 

Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I am sure checking to see what’s running and what’s not is an easy way to avoid disappointment but unless it’s prompted or you have super organised holidaymakers, there will be a few confused punters around this summer. 

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14 hours ago, Boris Johnson said:

There is a very simple explanation for the errors.

A) They could not give a sh1t

B) They are not the smartest of people in the islands CS

C) Repeat

It really is embarrassing this amount of incompetence and we wonder why the prom takes so long............

 

P.S. There are no "intricacies" in the dashboard, its a simple Microsoft APP.

Or we have a finite pot of money and we have to be careful how we use it, so spending precious time and resources and making sure our testing and scoreboards are 100% accurate isn't really a priority. Throwing endless amounts of money away when the evidence is showing that the collective immunity of the island is weathering COVID quite well now, seems lunacy. Especially considering the inaccuracies of the testing regime.

Really, just give it a rest now. You'll do us and your own heart rate a big favour.

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