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#6501 Klapecki

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 01:24 PM

That’s more than most mid level civil servants….

#6502 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 01:33 PM

It’s a harder job with tougher hours.
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#6503 Matt R.

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 06:48 PM

That’s more than most mid level civil servants….

It’s a harder job with tougher hours.

Probably true.

Evenings, weekends, barely any glamour (lol) and some overtime in the high season is required BUT you do get control of the kitchen music if you are dishwasher. Good staff meals and drinks, extended benefits, and you don't really have to talk to anyone if you don't want to.

People here often talk about a "living wage" but then are only available 24 hours a week ...

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go start closing up the dish pit.

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#6504 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 06:50 PM

 BUT you do get control of the kitchen music if you are dishwasher.  

 

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#6505 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 04:16 PM

Popeyes is opening December 15th. Took a bit.
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#6506 Nparker

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 04:27 PM

Popeyes is opening December 15th. Took a bit.

https://www.facebook.../PopeyesIsland/



#6507 UDeMan

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 08:37 PM

I was at Tuscany Village Thrifty foods today, and while I was there checked out the Popeye's chicken.  I thought it was open already as there was no paper on the windows and the door was open.  I walked in and the staff behind the front counter told me it is open on Wednesday.  The place looks nice and modern and there is seating to eat inside, it's not just for takeout.

 

People complain that Tuscany Village has the worst parking lot and when I was there an SUV went to far and jumped over the sidewalk.  Lucky no one was walking there at the time.


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#6508 Fairbanks

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 09:51 AM

Big Wheel Burger will open in Colwood Corners Redux.


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Posted 13 December 2021 - 02:16 PM

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#6510 North Shore

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 03:04 PM

I’d pay a full time, night dishwasher $55k a year plus meals plus benefits if I could find one. I guess that’s still not enough?

What's rent on a reasonable 1 or 2 BR  on SaltSpring?

 

All the 'quantitative easing' and low interest rates of the last 10-14 years has completely F**cked the real estate market - which is now having major effects on the labour market, as people can't afford to live anywhere near where they work.


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#6511 Matt R.

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 03:56 PM

The problem here is that there isn't any rental stock, but a 1 bedroom is 12-1500 and a 2 bed is 1500 and up.  We don't have apartment buildings or condos here.  We rent our rooms for $900 a month, with a steep discount for staff who work 4 or more shifts per week. :)

 

The hospital foundation is spending $4 mil plus a couple more for renos on a mid to low rent hotel here because they are short about 30 positions, due to housing.  Many businesses have been forced to purchase staff housing as well, and Country Grocer has essentially built a trailer park behind their location for staff to live in.

 

The Islands Trust recently decided to officially look the other way when it comes to illegal dwellings, and has instructed bylaw not to enforce the rules.

I don't think there is a livable house on the market here for less than $800k right now.



#6512 Nparker

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 04:00 PM

You have to wonder why someone hasn't invested in some sort of multi-unit rental building or buildings.



#6513 Mike K.

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 04:31 PM

Curiously, these communities are not subject to the spec tax. Guess how many homes on those islands are vacation properties?


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#6514 Matt R.

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 04:57 PM

You have to wonder why someone hasn't invested in some sort of multi-unit rental building or buildings.


No water no building.

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#6515 Matt R.

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 05:00 PM

Curiously, these communities are not subject to the spec tax. Guess how many homes on those islands are vacation properties?


Oh there are many. Anecdotally, the population triples in the summer.

The big problem here is the moratorium on water hookups and of course the nimby’s. It’s not so much that nobody would build an apartment building, but there are roadblocks that keep that from happening. I think we are also maxed at 3 stories due to fire rescue.

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 05:25 PM

The fire rescue thing is a red herring, no? Do the islanders think we have 20 storey ladder trucks in Victoria?

You have to install sprinklers. But I guess if you don’t have any water, then…
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#6517 Barrrister

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 11:00 PM

Wonder how much a small desalination plant would cost? 



#6518 Matt R.

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 11:28 PM

Ha, funny you mention that. The Islands Trust wants to ban those, specifically. Also want to ban construction of new docks entirely, sawmills and more.

I had a company approach me two years ago on the advice of our CRD director, Gary Holman, wanting to install a micro desalination plant at my restaurant, as we are literally on the ocean and sell water through a vending machine, profit share setup. The wharf is federal, and there was too much liability in the contract for me so we passed.

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 08:20 PM

People lined up out the door, around the corner, and down the street at Popeyes:

 

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 08:51 PM

People lined up out the door, around the corner, and down the street at Popeyes:

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Was that today?
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