A local man with an iPhone has gone on the record stating that drinking at Wetherspoons is against his moral code.
“I can’t support a business that treats its employees so poorly,” said the man, believed to own an iPhone XR. “Labour isn’t just an exploitable resource. You need to have ethics when dealing with your workers.”
“Back before the lockdown, my friends and I went to Spoons frequently. It was the perfect place for a drink after a long day shopping. You’d cop some t-shirts from Primark, maybe some Nike trainers. You’d give the homeless people on the street a sympathetic look, but no actual money. And then you’d pop into Spoons for a couple of pints. That was the ideal Saturday.
“Now it’s different. It’s unethical to drink at Wetherspoons after the way Tim Martin treated his staff.”
On March 24th, it was announced that Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin had told his employees to look for jobs elsewhere as they would not be paid until the government’s furlough scheme kicked in. This decision received unanticipated backlash from the general public and was reversed the following day. Spoons employees were then paid in full until the furlough scheme began, and there is no indication that any jobs were lost.
“I don’t care if he changed his mind,” the local man said. “The point of protest isn’t to bring about change. We need to punish people for their mistakes, forever, regardless of whether they ultimately do the right thing.”
The man declined to comment on whether boycotting his local Wetherspoons could potentially have a more dire impact on the job security of the employees there than it would on the personal wealth of Mr Martin, a multi-millionaire.
“It’s just disappointing,” the man concluded. “Before the coronavirus, there was absolutely no indicator that Tim Martin was a bit of a bellend. Well, now we know.”