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#1841 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 02:38 PM

post a photo of you fixing the counter.
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Posted 12 July 2021 - 02:48 PM

post a photo of you fixing the counter.

 

Post a photo of you requesting that Ismo post a photo of him fixing the counter.


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#1843 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 02:50 PM

Post a photo of you requesting that Ismo post a photo of him fixing the counter.

 

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 02:51 PM

post a photo of you fixing the counter.

 

A photo?  Why, so odd?  When I say I'm doing something I mean that i will likely have someone do something...  And take the credit obviously.. ;)


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#1845 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 02:53 PM

i'm just more into hands-on guys.  


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#1846 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 03:32 PM

Hold on, I gotta check my messages…
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#1847 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 03:33 PM

Oh it’s Ismo. I wonder what he…

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#1848 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 03:33 PM

Looks like I’ll be fixing the counter tomorrow.
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#1849 spanky123

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 06:40 PM

US inflation has hit an annualized rate of 11%. In Canada we are likely 2-3% higher as our dollar slides. 

 

https://www.cnbc.com...t-estimate.html



#1850 LJ

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 07:17 PM

^No no no, our leaders are telling us it is less than 2%, they wouldn't lie, would they?


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Posted 14 July 2021 - 05:04 AM

Gen Z, millennials playing a significant part in the Great Resignation trend. https://www.theglobe...-resignation/. LEAH GOLOB

TORONTO
THE CANADIAN PRESS
PUBLISHED JULY 13, 2021

With the rise of remote work, many people are also quitting right now because they have the option to work for companies that they never thought possible, Boudouris added. As a result, employers are feeling the pressure to retain employees.

Employers are going to have to be accommodating to employee needs. That’s why I think if you’re employed right now and there might be some things that you hope to see evolve in your workplace, that accommodation factor might be greater because it’s going to be really hard to find replacements for all the folks who have thoughts about leaving. That retention piece is where I think employees have a lot of power,” he said.


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#1852 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 06:06 AM

As a society, we have come to realize that the precepts that supported many of our old work models didn’t hold water.

Think about access to your public library: when COVID hit, libraries closed, but quickly reopened with online programming that became so popular that it will be continued once COVID restrictions no longer apply.

I no longer have to drive to an ICBC office to renew my insurance or visit my bank to conduct business. Many other examples exist of disrupted service models that end in better access and more flexible options.

In the case of the B.C. government, if the work is getting done, and all in government agree it is, then what problem are we trying to solving by forcing workers who are content to work from home back into crowded offices?



https://www.timescol...home-1.24341932

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#1853 Mike K.

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 07:07 AM

That’s just it.

There was also once a purpose for a ministry to be physically located at a specific location so that the public could engage with staff. Now it’s all by phone and has been that way for many years.

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:04 AM

About 75% of the 22ish people in my office will be working from home 75% of the time or more.  

 

It really is a different dynamic.  People might be just as productive but it doesn't feel the same at all for me. I've been heading to the office 100% of the time during the pandemic.  I have coworkers I haven't seen in months, there's just not the same vibrancy in the place.  I suppose when those with pets and families are doing the WFH thing perhaps they feel a little less isolated?  


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#1855 Mike K.

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:55 AM

This should be posted here, too: https://victoria.cit...ss-association/

 

A bit of insight into office capacities post-covid.

 

One massive office in the core will be at 40% in September, and I would not be surprised if that means 40% full and part time. Another large office will be at 25% full time.


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Posted 14 July 2021 - 12:50 PM

Yet the investment-wise Jawls are building an office structure where the Capital Six is. They must be taking a different long term view.


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#1857 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 12:51 PM

Yet the investment-wise Jawls are building an office structure where the Capital Six is. They must be taking a different long term view.


they probably have a government tenant lined up. they are not building it on spec. it is of course completely reasonable that the government has an incorrect view. but not the Jawls.

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#1858 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 01:25 PM

Andrea Flemming is preparing to say goodbye to her dream, Hattie’s Farm to Table restaurant in Duncan.

After 16 months of COVID-19 pandemic-caused problems including closures, restrictions and now labour shortages, the restaurateur said she’s had enough.

“This one’s closing for good and it’s devastating because I poured my heart and soul into this business,” said Andrea Fleming, Owner of Hattie’s Farm to Table.

The Duncan woman has operated her restaurant on Duncan’s 1st Street for over 8 years, but told CHEK News Friday, that the continued challenges of the pandemic have taken a toll.


https://www.cheknews...andemic-838941/



But this shift is also contributing to a shortage of labour in the accommodation sector.

“It’s definitely a challenge for all positions,” said Nordstrom. “As a team, we certainly help out in all departments with whatever is required. That’s just the type of team that we are.”

Nick Coates, general manager of the Victoria Airport Travelodge located at the other end of Beacon Avenue, can sing that same tune.


https://www.vicnews....l-job-openings/

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 04:52 PM

PBO now saying we won't see a balanced budget again in Canada until 2070 at the earliest (ie never).  So interests rates will be kept at zero while the Feds try to inflate their way out of debt.

 

 PBO says balanced budget from Liberals coming – after many of us are dead - The Western Standard (westernstandardonline.com)



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 05:35 PM

Website listing businesses with fully vaccinated staff shuts down due to harassment

 

Safetodo.ca closes amid heated debate over whether government should require proof of immunization or vaccine passports

 

https://financialpos...e-to-harassment



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