50 New workers wanted....

Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby W105 » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:21 pm

you aren't wrong MAP..and UCowboy you were the one that started judging by saying that all young people today expect granite counter tops and 2 car garage homes, meanwhile preaching that someone you know that makes $15 per hr owns a new SUV and is "prudent" with their finances..

anyways new jobs here above min with benefits is a good thing...

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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:25 pm

Maybe she has very low rent.
Maybe its a very tiny place... that is a thing these days..

I remember the days I had rented a cheap house, and my roommates paid all the rent..and we had wood heat, so not much heat cost....
Not everyone spends all their money..
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:26 pm

MAPearce wrote:
I don't really care what you do or don't believe.

Just because you ride the bus, doesn't mean everyone is content doing that.


Actually ... I prefer to ride a bike our walk .. Does a body good.

But then again , being able to live close enough to your work place to be able to is an advantage that I WAS trying to point out ..

We're a one vehicle family ( not new SUV) to be able to save for the future .. Without judging anyone , a brand new SUV on 15 buck an hour is IMPOSSIBLE..

Don't tell me I'm wrong , tell my accountant and financial adviser she is WRONG


Look it's clear you're stuck in your little bubble, but basically calling me a liar, when I know she drives a 2017 Hyundai Tuscon, is a bit over the top, don't you think?

I don't have any axe to grind beyond pointing out what is possible.

By your own admission you stated you have a family, so by chance has it occurred to you that is what your accountant/financial adviser based their opinion on?

My example is single with no dependents, so you are sort of comparing apples and oranges. She also loves her job and often volunteers to fill in shifts when someone is sick or away. That sort of supports the statement another member made earlier, which basically was something along the line of, if you want more, work more.
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:29 pm

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:Maybe she has very low rent.
Maybe its a very tiny place... that is a thing these days..

I remember the days I had rented a cheap house, and my roommates paid all the rent..and we had wood heat, so not much heat cost....
Not everyone spends all their money..


Precisely! :up:

My example has a modest one bedroom suite in a home, that costs her $750 with everything included.
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby RVThereYet » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:45 pm

Its unbelievable how this thread went from a "heads up" that some company is hiring 50 positions in Lake Country to an argument about whether someone can afford an SUV while working for $15/hour... and 6 pages of it!
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby normaM » Jan 31st, 2019, 6:27 pm

MAP, yes I hear that, a lovely woman moved out past there was was STILL coming to work at the Esso in the Mission. Swear I was buying lotto tix just to get her some wheels ...
hoping the company understands transport will be an issue and comes up with some solutions
Prolly some great employees who can't apply because there are no buses :( Meanwhile guess it was far less to get their warehouse out there
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby MAPearce » Jan 31st, 2019, 6:33 pm

i dont think they'll have a problem finding people.. after all, plenty of people live in the very near vicinity..


I'm sure there are , but if they don't already work for Tolko or SRI , 15 per hour seems ok..
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby WalterWhite » Jan 31st, 2019, 7:22 pm

As I understand it, the company has been in the Lake Country location for many years. Amazing how it's not only survived, but thrived and expanded and now requires additional staff for it's around the clock operations - considering all the negative issues it apparently has to deal with according to some here - or, they could simply be wrong...
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby Vacancyrate » Jan 31st, 2019, 7:38 pm

Urban Cowboy wrote:I well recall a time when people started out with low end small houses, fixed them up and upgraded, until after a few decades they wound up owning nice places. These days, newlyweds go house hunting, and demand two car garages, granite counter tops, chefs kitchens


After a decade of "house flipping" reality TV shows there are no more fixer-uppers left. Everything available now is either a teardown/moldy grow op or it's been renoed to try and achieve that high-end look. Over the last 10+ years families looking to buy fixer uppers have had to bid against contractors with deeper pockets looking to do the old flipperoo.

Maybe look at the calendar once in awhile so yo realize what year it is.

Anyways we should be celebrating companies that pay a LIVING WAGE for Kelowna. That's around 18/hour where you don't have to rely on foodbanks, a 150 dollar emergency bill won't put you on the street and a person is able to attend a single class to better themselves. Otherwise it's local charities keeping a companies employees alive.
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby LTD » Jan 31st, 2019, 7:41 pm

Vacancyrate wrote:
Urban Cowboy wrote:I well recall a time when people started out with low end small houses, fixed them up and upgraded, until after a few decades they wound up owning nice places. These days, newlyweds go house hunting, and demand two car garages, granite counter tops, chefs kitchens


After a decade of "house flipping" reality TV shows there are no more fixer-uppers left. Everything available now is either a teardown/moldy grow op or it's been renoed to try and achieve that high-end look. Over the last 10+ years families looking to buy fixer uppers have had to bid against contractors with deeper pockets looking to do the old flipperoo.

Maybe look at the calendar once in awhile so yo realize what year it is.

lol you should get out more

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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby MAPearce » Jan 31st, 2019, 7:43 pm

By your own admission you stated you have a family, so by chance has it occurred to you that is what your accountant/financial adviser based their opinion on?


I do have a family ... We both work and our rent is reasonable but , the adviser takes in all kinds of things like rent , heat , food and all else and compares them to the WAGES we bring in...

The one thing she would tell us would be that a new vehicle would cost at LEAST 300 a month ( depending on down payment) Insurance would be AT LEAST 150 per month IF properly insured , fuel would be at least 150 per month . Add the "all in " rent at 750 and you don't have much left over for anything else at 15 per hr ..

You telling me that anyone would suggest a new SUV on 15 per hour never mind a person advocating for a retirement ?
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby Vacancyrate » Jan 31st, 2019, 7:46 pm

MAPearce wrote:The one thing she would tell us would be that a new vehicle would cost at LEAST 300 a month ( depending on down payment) Insurance would be AT LEAST 150 per month IF properly insured , fuel would be at least 150 per month . Add the "all in " rent at 750 and you don't have much left over for anything else at 15 per hr ..


There is a serious piece of information being omitted.

I'm sure the poster really does know someone who makes 2k a month and drives a "brand new" SUV, it's just that the poster is leaving out that they don't live alone and/or they don't pay rent and/or someone else is paying the lease on the SUV.

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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 31st, 2019, 8:11 pm

In my time I figure that if someone put the same energies into
working as they did towards griping about working,
they would do just fine.

Might not be a dream job, but with the right mindset and initiative,
it could turn into a lucrative, lifelong career choice.

Opportunity awaits for those that choose it.
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 31st, 2019, 8:50 pm

Vacancyrate wrote:
MAPearce wrote:The one thing she would tell us would be that a new vehicle would cost at LEAST 300 a month ( depending on down payment) Insurance would be AT LEAST 150 per month IF properly insured , fuel would be at least 150 per month . Add the "all in " rent at 750 and you don't have much left over for anything else at 15 per hr ..


There is a serious piece of information being omitted.

I'm sure the poster really does know someone who makes 2k a month and drives a "brand new" SUV, it's just that the poster is leaving out that they don't live alone and/or they don't pay rent and/or someone else is paying the lease on the SUV.


Well I'll give you one thing, you're just as full of BS in this thread as you are in most others. Full points for consistency. :up:

Oh and BTW, had you bothered to read and process some of the prior posts, you wouldn't come off as such a moron in this one.

$15 an hour is also $2,400 per month, so add in the fact she volunteers to cover other shifts as has been stated, and income is closer to $3K. Yet again proof of how hard math is for the NDP types.
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Re: 50 New workers wanted....

Postby MAPearce » Jan 31st, 2019, 8:54 pm

dirtybiker wrote:In my time I figure that if someone put the same energies into
working as they did towards griping about working,
they would do just fine.

Might not be a dream job, but with the right mindset and initiative,
it could turn into a lucrative, lifelong career choice.

Opportunity awaits for those that choose it.


I got kids that will argue for an hour about doing a 5 minutes chore... I give them five bucks for that chore after it's done ..

Perhaps I , and parents like me , are the reason kids are so entitled these days ?

As for the second part DB , a job is a job at the "entry level" and I agree . But the problem IMHO these days is that in cities like Kelowna , the work isn't anywhere near where entry level workers can get to it ..

That is my point in this thread ..
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