I really don't like Tim Martin at all. However people need to remember at the time of the 1st lockdown the furlough scheme wasn't announced until very, very late in the day. He wasn't the only business owner who was set to make a lot of people redundant and Wetherspoons certainly weren't the only pub group. When furlough was announced most retained their staff. With all the restrictions on trade the hospitality industry, supply chain and other reliant industries are all making redundancies, we lost 20% of our workforce at my work last week and the rest are on reduced hours. My boss isn't a monster, he's doing what he needs to do so we have a business at this time next year. I accept that is of little consolation to those who lost their jobs and it's not much comfort to me as I contemplate making savings where I can.
I wouldn't actively choose to go to a Wetherspoons because they are generally soulless caverns. I also don't like Martins politics and I've heard they aren't a great company to work for. His comments at the beginning of March were cold but ultimately he retained his staff and they were paid on time and at the 80% rate.
PM Awards General Poster of The Year 2015, 2016, 2017. Probably robbed in other years