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#141 Mike K.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 10:18 AM

That's awesome!

 

Wait'll they see the rental cars!

 

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#142 Dexter

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 10:43 AM

Dang that’s a nice truck. Sign me up. That thing would crush logging roads

#143 Mike K.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 10:55 AM

It actually is a very nice truck!


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#144 Barrrister

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 12:16 PM

I really like the truck.



#145 Mike K.

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 08:47 PM

$1,000 as a signing bonus at the Empress, but check this:

Hunter’s Restaurant at Huntingdon Manor Hotel is currently seeking a full and part time line cooks to join its team.. All shifts are AM shifts.

We are pleased to offer eligible staff a comprehensive benefits package, complimentary meal plan, “Stay and Work” program with complimentary accommodation, family & friends discounts, and a fun and supportive environment to work in. Only applicant who are legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered.
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#146 Redd42

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 09:24 PM

$1,000 as a signing bonus at the Empress, but check this:

Hunter’s Restaurant at Huntingdon Manor Hotel is currently seeking a full and part time line cooks to join its team.. All shifts are AM shifts.

We are pleased to offer eligible staff a comprehensive benefits package, complimentary meal plan, “Stay and Work” program with complimentary accommodation, family & friends discounts, and a fun and supportive environment to work in. Only applicant who are legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered.

 

I'm not sure you are praising this or dissing this. But isn't free food a given in the restaurant industry?


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#147 Mike K.

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 09:32 PM

I’m praising it. But more for the free lodging.
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#148 Matt R.

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 10:16 PM

I'm not sure you are praising this or dissing this. But isn't free food a given in the restaurant industry?


Back of house usually gets a shift meal, perhaps a limited menu selection, it’s not as common for front of house to get the same perk. More common is an on shift discount, sometimes a pretty deep one. I have seen more spots giving everyone a free staff meal just to sweeten the deal a little, but it was usually meant to narrow the monetary gap between front and back.

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#149 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 04:26 AM

"stay and work" sounds fun for that place.  



#150 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 07:32 AM

"stay and work" sounds fun for that place.  

 

Imagine you're a homeless person with their act together. You tell them you don't have a lot of experience but you're committed and willing to learn. You live there and save a ton of money. In one year you're in an amazing financial position. 

 

When will we admit homelessness is not only about a lack of housing. It's about people crippled by drugs, mental illness and abuse who lack the ability to pull themselves out of the hole they're in.


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#151 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 07:39 AM

Imagine you're a homeless person with their act together. You tell them you don't have a lot of experience but you're committed and willing to learn. You live there and save a ton of money. In one year you're in an amazing financial position. 

 

When will we admit homelessness is not only about a lack of housing. It's about people crippled by drugs, mental illness and abuse who lack the ability to pull themselves out of the hole they're in.

 

it's deeper than that though.

 

i have said this elsewhere on this forum.

 

have you ever had a friend or family member that went waaaay off the deep end on drugs/alcohol?  would you or another family member or friend take them in?  probably.  even if they were penniless and down to their last pair of pants and shirt.  would they turn around in 6 months?  maybe.  but probably not.  would someone take them in the next time?  lesser and lesser chance each time.

 

the typical homeless person has burned every single bridge badly.  

 

maybe 1 out of 100 or out of 500 would recover and thrive in the scenario you posit above.


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#152 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 07:55 AM

That's kind of what I'm saying. We keep getting sold this idea that homeless are just guys down on their luck that can't find an apartment. Any article, political initiative or fund-raising plan downplays the mental/physical dysfunction they suffer. 

 

$24,000 a year plus free accommodation. But the jobs are unfilled because there are too many people whose potential has been crushed by drugs and mental illness. 



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Posted 25 August 2021 - 08:19 AM


A rendering of UVic Properties' and Chard Development's 135-room hotel envisioned for the 1300-block of Broad Street in downtown Victoria's Old Town. The $50-plus million investment is viewed by downtown Victoria's business community as a catalyst for post-pandemic economic resilience.

$50 million, 135-room Broad Street hotel proposal seen as economic catalyst for downtown Victoria
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#154 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 January 2022 - 04:05 AM

Surely there is some serious hyperbole here.  And a solution that can be found by one or two intelligent people.  It should not be rocket science.  It's a $30 million + resort.  Some type of power play is at work here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A resort on South Pender Island says it’s teetering on the edge of closing, which would mean the loss of jobs and housing for some employees, because of a weight restriction on the only road in and out of the area.

 

Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are ­prohibited from driving on a portion of Canal Road, after November’s heavy rains caused ­movement under the already ­deteriorating road. The ­Ministry of ­Transportation and ­Infrastructure has also ­limited vehicles to a single lane of alternating traffic while crews determine the scope of repairs needed.

 

The weight restriction means trucks delivering propane — essential for heating, hot water, kitchen operations, laundry and guest fireplaces at Poets Cove Resort and Spa — can’t get to the resort.

 

“We’ve been running on fumes for a few weeks now,” said acting general manager and accountant Kyle Holdom.

 

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If the resort is forced to close, about 40 to 50 people will lose full-time employment and 15 to 20 employees who live on site “will become homeless on a rural island with no homeless support,” Holdom said.

 

https://www.timescol...d-road-4974343 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The article concedes that there is another, somewhat more expensive way to bring the propane in. 

 

This seems real fishy.

 

Secondly, the vast majority of people do not ever come remotely close to going from being gainfully employed one day, to "becoming homeless on a rural island" the next.   Whoever puts pen to paper to write that ridiculous line ought to do a better job of questioning the motivations of the person who said it. 

 

The resort is owned but extremely wealthy Chinese or Chinese-Canadians.  What's their take on it?

 

 

 

 

 

The most recent review at Indeed:

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 January 2022 - 04:29 AM.


#155 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 January 2022 - 09:34 PM

And one day later:




South Pender Island residents are relieved that fuel delivery trucks will be able to return to their area after weeks of worry about being unable to heat their homes.

“There’s a big party going on in front of my house,” joked South Pender Island trustee Steve Wright. “People are certainly relieved that they can get propane and heating oil and all that stuff down there.”

A weight restriction placed on Canal Road, the only access road for South Pender Island, that prohibited vehicles over 5,000 kilograms was lifted Thursday morning. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure implemented the weight restriction after November’s catastrophic atmospheric river and subsequent flooding caused movement under the already deteriorating road.


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#156 Nparker

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Posted 20 January 2022 - 09:56 PM

...The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure implemented the weight restriction after November’s catastrophic atmospheric river and subsequent flooding caused movement under the already deteriorating road...

Lesson to be learned: maintain the existing infrastructure.



 



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