Staffordshire theme park Alton Towers has been accused of encouraging absenteeism after it launched a promotional website called ihatework.co.uk. Critics say the site is irresponsible and promotes absenteeism.
Technically, doesn't every park promote playing hookie, with their discounted ticket prices and coupons for weekdays only? How dare Alton actually say it in plain English.
People whine too much.
I think I'm gonna just call in sick the rest of the day & take a little trip out to Six Flags!
Thank you ihatework.co.uk! I've got coaster-fever now. I might lose my job because of you.
"Hey, ZB, stop surfing coaster sites and get back to work!"
"Absenteeism costs the U.K. economy some 10 billion pounds and I'm sure Alton Towers wouldn't like it if their staff took time off unjustifiably to go to Chessington World of Adventures [a rival theme park]," a Federation spokesman said.
"time off unjustifiably" -- so you need to justify vacation time?
Bad example for a "rival theme park" -- both are owned by Tussaud's.
This promotion will probably turn out better than Tussaud's wildest dreams.
Alton Towers tells English people to completely ditch work. Hmmm.
I can't see anywhere where it "tells" people to "completely" ditch work. I see it says "Escape the workplace rat-race..." That's not exactly the eleventh commandment you know. It's a slightly entertaining spin on "Come to Alton Towers mid-week and save a bit of money."
If that's the best that the FSB can come up with to justify their membership charges, I know I wouldn't bother with them. I'd love to see some sources on the £10 billion figure too. One looney representing a bored-out-of-their-brains organisation doesn't exactly scream credibility.
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