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Even Santa will get three weeks in prison if he comes to the Isle of Man. That's what I've told my kids anyway.

So having made old ladies queue outside for weeks on end even though we were well out of lockdown, and shut down its branches, now the IOM Bank hilariously cancels the Xmas Santa dash over two months

Promenade section:

It is voluntary so that's a good thing - people who want to leave because they want a new challenge, their personal circumstances now mean they can take the redundancy package and get a lower paid job with less stress, or it's effectively early retirement if they are at that age. In the latter case it's also taking someone out of the job market which is great for people looking for jobs in the future. And it's better than just enforcing compulsory redundancy. The banks have been hit hard by the CV19 crisis so it's inevitable this will happen across the industry in the coming months as they look to save costs. 

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55 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

Apparently, according to a lady who works there they are queing up to get it and there are far more staff applying than redundancy packages going, says it all about the working conditions and how the Bank has gone downhill.

Not so sure Sid .Don't believe all you read.

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On 10/9/2020 at 6:13 PM, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:The Coffee Corner is a cracking little spot.

The Alpine does very decent sandwiches and food in general.

I haven't been in the one by the old Laughing Buddha place for a while but they did decent sandwiches.

There was Appetites on Prospect Hill which under new ownership at turned into a sort of southern fried chicken/kebab shop at night . Shortly after it changed hands I went to get a lunchtime sandwich which at that time were assembled by hand and I asked for some salad to go on it as you did then. The salad was hidden behind the counter and it felt very much like purchasing cigarettes from a locked cupboard in a supermarket or a pornographic magazine from a newsagent, like some illicit transaction. I don’t know if this arrangement is the case still. It was a while ago.


 

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22 hours ago, hissingsid said:

Apparently, according to a lady who works there they are queing up to get it and there are far more staff applying than redundancy packages going, says it all about the working conditions and how the Bank has gone downhill.

You’re right speaking to friends who work there, as ever lots will be disappointed when applications to leave are rejected.

 

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22 hours ago, hissingsid said:

Apparently, according to a lady who works there they are queing up to get it and there are far more staff applying than redundancy packages going, says it all about the working conditions and how the Bank has gone downhill.

It doesn't really say it all.  What it tells you is that they employ a lot of people.  Many of those are close to retirement or are sat on decent final salary schemes that they've moved or can move to a SIPP.

It's well worth some people taking it.  I know people from there who've been paid 2 years salary to go.

Those sort of people will take a package.

 

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It’s good to see another organisation takeover the sponsorship of the Santa Dash. Daft thing is it is the same route, which goes along the promenade. Embarrassing I would say for both IOM Bank for dropping the event, and the Department of incompetence, who would no doubt have encouraged people to stay at home. 
From the Nations Propoganda Mouthpiece-

Santa Dash through Douglas will be taking place this year, courtesy of Nedgroup Investments.

The company will host the occasion on Wednesday, December 16, which will follow a similar route taking in the promenade and finishing on Finch Road in a course around one mile long.

Bar George will be used as Race Headquarters for registration and after the run there will be refreshments served.

Nedgroup Managing Director, Andrew Lodge, says: "The Santa Dash is always fun and charities are the main beneficiaries which is so important this year as many have lost out with fund raising events being cancelled.

"Since we floated the idea of hosting the event everyone has been so positive & helpful, from the IOM Government, The Promenade Development Team through to St John’s Ambulance."

The event will comply with IOM Government rules on Covid 19 and could be subject to change if there are changes to the current guidelines.

Entry fee for it will be £5 with all donations going to the IOM Childrens Centre and Reach IOM - a dedicated Facebook page to enter is expected to be launched shortly
 

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28 minutes ago, 2112 said:

It’s good to see another organisation takeover the sponsorship of the Santa Dash. Daft thing is it is the same route, which goes along the promenade. Embarrassing I would say for both IOM Bank for dropping the event, and the Department of incompetence, who would no doubt have encouraged people to stay at home. 
From the Nations Propoganda Mouthpiece-

Santa Dash through Douglas will be taking place this year, courtesy of Nedgroup Investments.

The company will host the occasion on Wednesday, December 16, which will follow a similar route taking in the promenade and finishing on Finch Road in a course around one mile long.

Bar George will be used as Race Headquarters for registration and after the run there will be refreshments served.

Nedgroup Managing Director, Andrew Lodge, says: "The Santa Dash is always fun and charities are the main beneficiaries which is so important this year as many have lost out with fund raising events being cancelled.

"Since we floated the idea of hosting the event everyone has been so positive & helpful, from the IOM Government, The Promenade Development Team through to St John’s Ambulance."

The event will comply with IOM Government rules on Covid 19 and could be subject to change if there are changes to the current guidelines.

Entry fee for it will be £5 with all donations going to the IOM Childrens Centre and Reach IOM - a dedicated Facebook page to enter is expected to be launched shortly
 

Where did DoI say to stay at home?

It's quite clear and simple as to why IOM Bank stepped away from it.  What's difficult to understand?

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18 hours ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

Where did DoI say to stay at home?

It's quite clear and simple as to why IOM Bank stepped away from it.  What's difficult to understand?

Why did they? It's not for saving money as they are still paying out the usual prize money of 3k to 5 local charities.

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44 minutes ago, Capt_Mainwaring said:

Why did they? It's not for saving money as they are still paying out the usual prize money of 3k to 5 local charities.

It's obvious.  They are a UK group controlled bank.  Their on island decisions are being driven off island.  Hence they are all still at home. In line with UK policy. In a similar vain they simply are not going to get involved in mass people events.

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