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Re: World Championship 2020 will finish on a working day.

Postby sundaygirl

SnookerFan wrote:These two aren't happy either.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9258662/m ... e-wedding/


This makes no sense, most of their family are teachers or in the entertainment industry?!
As a teacher he had loads of other dates to choose, why pay more, I’m in the entertainment industry, NEVER get a bank holiday off unless I book it as leave, the entertainment industry is busiest when the general population is off work.

Re: World Championship 2020 will finish on a working day.

Postby SnookerFan

sundaygirl wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:These two aren't happy either.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9258662/m ... e-wedding/


This makes no sense, most of their family are teachers or in the entertainment industry?!
As a teacher he had loads of other dates to choose, why pay more, I’m in the entertainment industry, NEVER get a bank holiday off unless I book it as leave, the entertainment industry is busiest when the general population is off work.


But it's in The Sun....

Re: World Championship 2020 will finish on a working day.

Postby HappyCamper

SnookerFan wrote:
HappyCamper wrote:I work in a bank and I don't get bank holidays off.


Really?


Yeah. We have lots of international clients and China, lux, etc ain't on holiday when we are.

Re: World Championship 2020 will finish on a working day.

Postby mick745

SnookerFan wrote:
mick745 wrote:Hang on. Those 980 are the people that are there in person. What about the millions who watch on telly? I dont get in from work until after 7pm usually so i'll miss the entire third session and some of the fourth also.


Out of interest, how many millions do watch in the UK? Genuine question.

Bear in mind, the May Bank holiday doesn't affect the European market. Just UK.


The viewing figures are around 4m on the BBC for finals day. There are also additional viewers on Eurosport and other media platforms.

Re: World Championship 2020 will finish on a working day.

Postby SnookerFan

mick745 wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
mick745 wrote:Hang on. Those 980 are the people that are there in person. What about the millions who watch on telly? I dont get in from work until after 7pm usually so i'll miss the entire third session and some of the fourth also.


Out of interest, how many millions do watch in the UK? Genuine question.

Bear in mind, the May Bank holiday doesn't affect the European market. Just UK.


The viewing figures are around 4m on the BBC for finals day. There are also additional viewers on Eurosport and other media platforms.


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Re: World Championship 2020 will finish on a working day.

Postby SnookerFan

Changing the date of next year's early May bank holiday will cost one calendar maker about £200,000, it has said.

Last week, the government announced the bank holiday, set for Monday 4 May, would be switched to Friday 8 May, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Allan & Bertram said as a result about 400,000 of its calendars which had already been printed would have to have the May 2020 pages replaced.

The government said it had considered the practical implications of its move.

But the manager of one calendar maker said it had "probably been the single most stressful week that I have ever faced in business".

"We're totally in agreement with changing the date. Just not changing it with 11 months notice, when you've had 74 years to prepare for this event," said Andrew Bennett, managing director of Hertfordshire-based Allan & Bertram.

Bank holiday changed to mark VE Day
It is only the second time the early May bank holiday has been moved - the first was in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day.

On that occasion people were given more notice, said Mr Bennett. "They announced that in December 1993. That was absolutely fine.

"There was no reason why this decision couldn't have been made 18 months ago."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48631198


   

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