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44 minutes ago, Brad2912 said:

Nice try what? 

Nice try attempting to imply the vax rules were to blame, when many facilities are doing christmas staff drives, and that being the more logical explanation, Mr Occam over here says it's almost certainly Xmas, not Vax as the cause.

I don't really want to drag yet another thread into the garbage pit over Covid and Vaccines, but it needs to be said. While some age groups are lagging, and some regions the same, the Premier said only a few days ago the Gold Coast's vax rates were looking positive. I can't find a reliable government source on local government age-bracketed vax rates, so i'll concede your current stats absent your sources and i'll just say this:

A week ago, on November 10th, the Queensland "doses per 100 people" ranked at 0.637.

As of yesterday, November 16th, the same metric is now 0.824 doses per 100 people.

Thats about a 30% upwards swing in 6 days
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There's a distinct uptick in the number of people suddenly opting to get vaccinated immediately after November 9th. I wonder what was so special about that day?

Oh right - the QLD Government announced unvaxxed would be restricted from certain activities.

(ETA: Mods - perhaps instead of removing this line of discussion it could be moved to the thread linked above?)

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I'm not saying it isn't 'A' factor, just not 'THE' factor, and certainly not a 'huge' one. Everyone is hiring for the season. Confidence has improved with things opening up and dates firming up. Everyone 80%+ is getting ready to try doing more normal things again. 

Few people volunteer to leave a job right before christmas, so the timing is going to be an impact, but the hiring of xmas staff (who do meet the requirements) means they just hire a few more in the mix, and can choose from a wide selection to replace those they lost. They were about to do bulk recruitment and bulk training anyway, what's a few more people in the room?

I think 10% is being extraordinarily generous. The uptick in vax rates post-announcement suggests the current states include a lot of 'hesitaters' rather than outright objectors. For those who weren't early adopters, there was no real reason to go out and get it - until 9 November. Now there is a reason. 

The park (and many other employers) will lose a few strong objectors, but most people who have jobs will choose a paycheck, and if the park loses more than 2-3% i'll be very surprised.

Circling back to the crux of this line of discussion, I disagree that the park is 'about to stand down a lot of people' or 'have a heap of roles to fill' because of the vax restrictions. I suppose it depends on what you consider 'a lot' or 'a heap'.

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49 minutes ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

Nice try attempting to imply the vax rules were to blame, when many facilities are doing christmas staff drives

I didn't say or didn't imply it was the only reason, but that it would certainly be a contributing factor. You've just decided to take a negative implication to my statement as you disagree with it. 

I work in hospitality/entertainment, 95% of contractors who work for me are between 20 and 35 - and as of the 17th of December i have to stand for 42% of my work base. Speaking to others in the entertainment arena - numbers are very similar. 

45 minutes ago, joz said:

I mean even if it's only 10% of staff, that would blow a huge hole in their rosters. I'm sure they would have been hiring anyway, but you have to bury your head in the sand pretty deep to imply that it isn't a huge factor in their hiring right now.

Absolutely and that was my point.  10% of a 800+ person workforce is a large number.

18 minutes ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

I think 10% is being extraordinarily generous

i think 10% may be underplaying it. 

there is still over 900,000 people in Qld who have no had a single covid vax - its you estimate that those people are equivalently spread based on population densities - the biggest majority would be in SE QLD. 

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3 hours ago, Brad2912 said:

Speaking to others in the entertainment arena - numbers are very similar. 

Thats interesting because certainly in the theatrical (commercial) and technical production side of entertainment I’d say 99% of people have had both jabs. 

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21 minutes ago, rappa said:

Thats interesting because certainly in the theatrical (commercial) and technical production side of entertainment I’d say 99% of people have had both jabs. 

Technical I’d agree from what I have seen as they have little to no choice - I’m talking artists, emcees, comedians, actors, presenters 

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5 hours ago, YassssQueen said:

I have unfortunately had to leave my job due to not being vaccinated. No I didn’t work at Dreamworld and no I don’t blame them since it’s a government decision but yes a lot of people have lost their livelihood due to the tyrannical government mandating potential poison. 

So when do we deploy?

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5 hours ago, YassssQueen said:

I have unfortunately had to leave my job due to not being vaccinated. No I didn’t work at Dreamworld and no I don’t blame them since it’s a government decision but yes a lot of people have lost their livelihood due to the tyrannical government mandating potential poison. 

Solid first post i must say.

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Unrelated to Taipan (except for the Tailwhip seats), it's good to see other parks already opting in for the HybridTrain upgrade:

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"ICON with a twist

The UK’s first and only double-launch rollercoaster ICON is getting twisted this/next Summer with ENSŌ. In a first for Europe, ICON’s rear seats have been adapted so that riders can spin and twist freely during the ride’s existing thrilling duration.

ICON’s exhilarating high-speed accelerations, electrifying twists and turns and heart-stopping interactions will all be turned up to a whole new level by ENSŌ.

ICON launches riders with the same acceleration as a Formula One car, rising and swooping through numerous interactions with other rides before hitting a second launch which powers riders high above Blackpool Pleasure Beach. ENSŌ magnifies these thrills and creates a whole new experience for those who dare to get twisted.

ENSŌ is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness. It is traditionally drawn using only one brushstroke as a meditative practice in letting go of the mind and allowing the body to create, as the singular brushstroke allows for no modifications.

Like the symbol, it is named after, once you climb aboard the ride, clear your mind and allow your body to experience the intense, thrilling experiences of ENSŌ.

Dare to get twisted!"

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