I read about some in NY state being cancelled and relocated to PA, but that's not the ones mentioned in the video. In that case, however, contract negotiations broke down. Seems like JW did want to provide their own janitorial/security/medical staff, where the renter said they had to include their own professional staff in order to ensure a safe event.
I haven't heard of cancellations, but I probably wouldn't either. Anything negative tends to not spread far in the JW world. You should probably look forward to some JW Broadcast in the future putting some spin on this about how Jehovah was clearly navigating it, something along the lines of money saved or a heat wave avoided or some bullshit.
The whole issue with JW's trying not to pay for the facility's cleaning and security crews comes up a lot though. The place I grew up going to conventions dumped us a few years back because they decided our attendants didn't provide the security they preferred.
Post by Thehotone4u2 on Jul 28, 2019 5:02:57 GMT -7
We live in litigious times! While years back the JW's got a cut rate for the use of stadiums, that's less likely nowadays. I think one can blame insurance and liability concerns for this. Renting a facility used to mean you just walk in. The only person there would be the guy with the key. Now, many facilities have their own janitorial staff with specific instructions, their own security, and specified health care providers. All that costs extra. Jdubs are acting broke now.I read somewhere in the last couple of years that conventions are money makers for the Borg as well. I would imagine that they would want to cancel a convention if it's not profitable. Apparently the lowly pubs aren't as grateful as they use to be.
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