Really? As in a minimum wage? And with breaks away from the demonstrating workplace during the day....? I thought they were lucky at the most to get a meal, tea/coffee and a contribution towards travelling expenses. Sign me up for some demonstrating please!
I would envisage that as a 'demonstrator' you are paid to go and demonstrate,
So where did my entrance fee go?
whereas traders have to pay, it is they who make the show as diversified as you claim, without them there is no money to pay the demonstrators and layout owners.
So you're saying that two weeks before a show and after probably paying a deposit and marking their attendance in their own advertising, a trader will suddenly realise that they didn't make enough money last time and decide not to attend? The " Good reason" will be Illness or a family emergency, anyone being a bit wishy-washy will so in gain a negative reputation and not be invited to other events. It's also up to a trader to make their own success, most shows will have more than one who broadly claims to be a secondhand seller but if one turns up with the usual overpriced RTR tat that they'be been carting round for five years and boxes of mouldy squashed Superquick buildings, then who'se fault is it if they don't do very well?
If traders cancel a couple of weeks before the event or fail to turn up, then there must be good reason, perhaps they failed to make a profit last year at the same show
Edited by 298, 12 September 2017 - 05:32 .