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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby Carmencat » Nov 12th, 2012, 2:52 pm

Sn0man wrote:
Carmencat wrote:
My orchardist friend paid $13 an hour - this was before the last minimum wage increase - not a bad wage for, say, a student. But they don't want to work that hard.


lol - how hard would you work for $13/hr?


Obviously harder than you would.......
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby Carmencat » Nov 12th, 2012, 2:55 pm

dogspoiler wrote:The employer sounds like a jerk
The Mexicans should not be here
If they don't like it they can leave
Pay enough to get local help or close it
Simple


If who doesn't like it they can leave? The Mexican workers are very happy to be here. They are very hard workers and reliable. The same crew come every year and are very thankful for the work. A win-win I would say. :sunshine:
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby dogspoiler » Nov 12th, 2012, 3:02 pm

Read the first post and then explain to me your idea of happy.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby mrj222 » Nov 12th, 2012, 7:24 pm

I was in dawson creek working a few months ago. The cheapest place that wasnt a dive was a bachelor (no bedroom) for 2k per month. For 400 bucks they should stop their whining because they are being idiots. Tbeir boss sounds like a dick though.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby keith1612 » Nov 12th, 2012, 7:48 pm

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Actually my friend was likely paying more than 30% over minimum wage as this was 2006 and he was paying $12/hr and benefits. He brought in outside workers, and when the jobs bubble crashed in 2009 and people came in looking for jobs he already had hired people who wanted to work. Next time I see him I will ask if he still brings in foreign workers. But if it makes you feel better to call me a liar go ahead - it just makes you look stupid.

My orchardist friend paid $13 an hour - this was before the last minimum wage increase - not a bad wage for, say, a student. But they don't want to work that hard. And why on earth would an orchardist pay benefits for a job that only lasts a couple of months? Give your head a shake.


give my head a shake?
pay attention again, the mexicans coming in under the BC agreement are given airfair,housing, food, and medical etc (thats benefits)
i will call BS on any fast food outlet in the okanagan paying $12 a hr in 2006, try $8.50
as for orchards they all advertise regular and the paying rate from osoyoos to vernon is $9.55 for labour.
their forman who has been there for 10 years may make $13.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby Sn0man » Nov 12th, 2012, 7:57 pm

Sn0man wrote:lol - how hard would you work for $13/hr?

Carmencat wrote:Obviously harder than you would.......


grammafreddy wrote:As hard as I'd work for $50 or $100 an hour


Am I missing something here? Is $13/hr a good wage or something?

You people whine on and on about the low wages in the Okanagan, but think $13 is not a low wage? Just what kind of money are you making - $2/hr??

Might not be a low wage for, say, a gas pumper. Or for someone working a till at a cafeteria. But if you have any skills or education whatsoever, 13 is not a good wage. Hell, it's not even a living wage. You'd have to have 4 room mates and drive a 25 year old beater to live on that. And forget about ever retiring.

And that's just Kelowna. Go up north and try to live on that. Wouldn't even pay your rent.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 12th, 2012, 8:10 pm

keith1612 wrote:the mexicans coming in under the BC agreement are given airfair,housing, food, and medical etc (thats benefits)


I dunno about that.

The orchardist where I used to live brought in Mexicans every year for the past four years. He dinged them their air fare and they had to pay their own BC Med. He charged them for their accommodation (a converted garage with no water or heat) and for their electricity and they had to buy their own food (they had a hotplate to cook on). He drove them down to Rutland on Fridays and they did their shopping and banking and they had to get their own way home with their grocery bags. Sometimes they came home in a taxi if they had too much to carry, otherwise they walked the 7 or 8 kms from downtown Rutland up the hill. He connected them (without asking) to my cablevision so they could have TV.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 12th, 2012, 9:26 pm

I should get me a hot Mexican wife to work as a maid. I always had a thing for Salma Hayek.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 12th, 2012, 9:27 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:I should get me a hot Mexican wife to work as a maid. I always had a thing for Salma Hayek.


You support polygamy now?
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 12th, 2012, 9:42 pm

grammafreddy wrote:You support polygamy now?


Hey, I'll support anything if it gets me Salma Hayek.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 12th, 2012, 11:09 pm

Off to google Salma Hayek.

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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 12th, 2012, 11:17 pm

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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 12th, 2012, 11:22 pm

Yer getting slow in yer old age, CA ... by the time you posted that, I'd already found her, looked at pics and read all about her on Wiki, and her husband, and his Canadian girlfriend ($46,000 monthly child support!!!???) and checked out PPR.
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby normaM » Nov 13th, 2012, 8:49 am

her husband is pure evil.. lost all respect for her when she hooked up with him. Linda was lucky to be rid of him.
And funny I pictured CA more of an Eva man :)
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Re: Temporary Mexican workers at Timmies?

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 13th, 2012, 9:03 am

There's always Penelope Cruz too CA. :wink:
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