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Alton Towers To Cut 190 Jobs.

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Not really a huge fan of Alton Towers, trying to screw money out of you at every turn, and hardly paying their staff, who have your life in their hands not much more than minimum wage.

But to be fair, if I had kids who wanted to go on a day out like that, a would rather they went to Alton Towers, than some dodgy local fun fare, now they are really dangerous!!

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Most fun I had at any theme park. They had a steam boat dinner place parked in a big pond and filled it with Carp. When I was in primary school I took my crab line and while everyone was riding on stuff, like for some 2hours I was there floating my lunch bread. They bit like crazy as no one was was hooking.

Would I go back, maybe but I don't have a crab line anymore :blink: and I doubt my school boy charms would pass on the staff, oh and fish don't have legs...

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as a student i use to work on fairground. All staff are paid minimum wage , most are around 18 - 25 age group , most go out drinking on weekend and perhaps where not fit to operate machines (this was 15years ago and health safty may have changed this)

All rides have mot before season starts but even now i wont go on fair ground rides.

At theme parks now are very expensive to get in to but if you think what they pay out. 200 people at £6 and hour for £40 that got 50k a week?

one other thing i loved working on fairground as kid but as adult it would not be job i would like,

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Job cuts by companies are starting to be announced very regularly now and in that regard it's even starting to feel a bit more like the 80s/90s recession than it did after 2007/2008 when the economic collapse first started.

During the 80s/90s collapse the TV news had to use a scrolling list on the screen every day for all the job cuts announced each day in the different UK companies. That went on for quite a long time.

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