Pemberton Festival Fracas

So there’s a big rock concert at Pemberton, and E is setting up. The whole lead-up is simply fraught with miscommunication, tension, and dissatisfaction. Every day there are different directives.

First it was x number of hours at y dollars. Then it was a flat rate. Now it’s fewer hours per day at the same dollars.

First it was planned that the workers would camp in a field. Now it’s camp in a field 25 K away from the actual event site. At the airport. (Pemberton has an airport? What?) Today, after having told the workers they’re camping, (they told them 3 weeks ago) they offer reduced rates on tents (that many also have, or have already bought).

The promoters might try to prevent them bringing their own beer to the campsite (Carnage will ensue! Livenation will charge, like, six bucks a beer!).

Now, with less than a week before they’re supposed to go, and the promoter is telling them there are restrictions on how many days in a row they can work. So there will be guys stranded in Pemberton with, say, Wednesday off, and absolutely NOTHING to do.

These Livenation promoter people don’t seem to be very good at making workers happy.

4 Comments to “Pemberton Festival Fracas”

  1. By duncan, July 16, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    Wow, that’s almost legendarily ridiculous. Get it together, Pemberton people. Jeez.

  2. By Liz, July 16, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    I know! It’s the first year of the festival, but they’re worse than a student council trying to arrange the prom.

  3. By Arwen, July 16, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

    The problem is with the Beer restriction. They should change that to free beer. All sins are forgiven with free beer.

  4. By Liz, July 16, 2008 @ 10:29 pm

    Free beer might make them clumsy, which I would not like. With the steel girders and the walking on up-high things and stuff.

    Todays missive says: Ignore all previous messages. E will be working for 10 days straight, either 12 or 18 hour days, for a flat rate. BYOB, no days off hanging out at the scenic Pemberton Airport.

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