I get the impression the supermarkets near UVic and Camosun don't suffer the same staffing shortages.
But yeah, I think Victoria is at full employment. Any motivated person can find work. Us oldsters recall when that was not the case.
Motivated? all you need is a pulse right now and you get a job. You don't need a resume and can ignore the specific job ad and just reply "yeah, I can do it". I'm pay $20 to start for no skills and that's how the slack jaw yokels reply to me. %$#$%%$#
The people I know who run retail spots in this town say finding reliable staff who have any sort of work ethic and aren't morons/stoners/stinky/weird is very difficult.
I don't like the message its sending to the younger generation that they have right to mouth off to their employer and think they can quit and get a job in 5 minutes. I've literally heard workers say to employers "be quiet, you are lucky I showed up today". As a business owner I am not sure how much longer I can take it
self checkouts are the best when you have to buy that product that is sort of embarrassing. genital ointments, tampons for the wife, condoms, etc. No more price checks on aisle 5.
Over the loud speaker "Price check on 100 count Viagra, Aisle 5, price check" haha
Edited by tjv, 25 January 2019 - 07:30 PM.