Innovative Housing Project

Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 5th, 2019, 8:47 pm

Mark1111 wrote: It’s the wave of the future if you want to draw employees to your company in this town. Very smart.


Ahhhhh, It's been the program since....generations ago.


Tie employee to company, retrieve wage back from employee
to company

Good business !


:D Just for fun.
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby MAPearce » Feb 5th, 2019, 8:49 pm

Vacancyrate wrote:I used to joke that companies like Walmart would stop paying people altogether and just offer them food (day old's from the bakery and almost expired stuff from the store) and shelter (ATCO trailers behind the Walmart).

See everyone? Dreams can come true!




I'm disappointed ...

You think that those who swing hammers , carry shovels or operate machines are all dumb I suppose .. No skills involved you say , just monkeys work ... What you forget is that for every barista that serves your lattes , 4 people build the joint with their hands ..

Take a look at what it requires to build ANYTHING properly , that will last long AND survive all kinds of weather FOREVER ...

Don't tell me you think that what you posted is what you think this endeavor is all about ...

We're not all monkeys working on a leash for peanuts ,, believe it or not ..
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby WalterWhite » Feb 5th, 2019, 9:09 pm

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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby Vacancyrate » Feb 5th, 2019, 9:10 pm

MAPearce wrote:
I'm disappointed ...

You think that those who swing hammers , carry shovels or operate machines are all dumb I suppose .. No skills involved you say , just monkeys work ... What you forget is that for every barista that serves your lattes , 4 people build the joint with their hands ..

Take a look at what it requires to build ANYTHING properly , that will last long AND survive all kinds of weather FOREVER ...

Don't tell me you think that what you posted is what you think this endeavor is all about ...

We're not all monkeys working on a leash for peanuts ,, believe it or not ..


I don't think that at all, so that was a giant waste of a post.

Do you feel better now that you've got that off your chest?
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby MAPearce » Feb 5th, 2019, 9:58 pm

I don't think that at all, so that was a giant waste of a post.


So, you don't think that a company providing "extra" benefits to attract valued employees is a good thing for BOTH ???

Oh PULLEEEZE , continue .
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby Vacancyrate » Feb 5th, 2019, 10:35 pm

MAPearce wrote:So, you don't think that a company providing "extra" benefits to attract valued employees is a good thing for BOTH ???
Oh PULLEEEZE , continue .


You think that those who swing hammers , carry shovels or operate machines are all dumb

No skills involved you say , just monkeys work ...

We're not all monkeys working on a leash for peanuts ,, believe it or not


I don't believe what you've accused me of believing.

I posted that song because this is nothing new, companies providing housing and stores for their employees to spend their paycheques in. That's why the guy wrote the song all those years ago.

I believe it's like a black comedy where our housing crisis and criminal real estate cartel has taken us. Companies can't attract employees because the wages have zero relation to the cost of a house here, and nobody wants to pay anything but Mexican wages, so now everyone is patting themselves on the back because a company is going to erect cardboard box housing behind a metal scrapyard in a industrial area and call it a solution when it most definitely a symptom.

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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby Scrobins94 » Feb 6th, 2019, 8:34 am

But will it be a "dry" facility?

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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby LTD » Feb 6th, 2019, 8:40 am

Scrobins94 wrote:But will it be a "dry" facility?

why would it be? its to attract employees so they are willing to stay here and work here and it gives them a bit of a break on high rent, its not for housing a bunch of crackheads from city park they have no interest in work

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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby countmeout » Feb 6th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Vacancyrate wrote:and nobody wants to pay anything but Mexican wages, so now everyone is patting themselves on the back because a company is going to erect cardboard box housing behind a metal scrapyard in a industrial area and call it a solution when it most definitely a symptom.


It's hard to pay a higher wage when Canada has near free trade set up with... well you know... Mexico, where you are comparing our wages to. Global free trade won't bring developing countries up to our living standards, they will suck us down to their level and we can see it happening. Pay here is starting to reflect pay in countries with lower wages because we cannot compete otherwise.

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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby MAPearce » Feb 6th, 2019, 4:37 pm

LTD wrote:
Scrobins94 wrote:But will it be a "dry" facility?

why would it be? its to attract employees so they are willing to stay here and work here and it gives them a bit of a break on high rent, its not for housing a bunch of crackheads from city park they have no interest in work


I do detect a hint of sarcasm in Scrobins post but what bothers me is that SOME of the detractors think this project will end up being . A subsidized housing project for a bunch of rubbies chalk full of guys who will just *bleep* away their paychecks on booze..

I doubt it will be anything near that . I'll be willing to bet it's planned to be a project to make it easier for the company to attract GOOD , hard working people.. So what if the rents are FAIR compared to the wage they pay ??

What also bothers me is that , again , some of the detractors of this project think that it's going to like a frat house type of deal with constant partying , booze drinking , dope use and loud music .

I don't see whats wrong with the plan and I'd welcome "company housing " next to my work so I lessen my commute .. And that right now is a mere 10 minute 4 block walk ...

Who cares if it's around a scrap yard , lumber mill or a sandblasting and paint shop ? I wouldn't.
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby atenbacon » Feb 6th, 2019, 5:57 pm

I'll call it what it is, a great way to provide a benefit to your employees that will make relocation less of an issue and a possible perk that the competitors for that employee don't offer.

So yeah...My guess is the company will help you relocate immediately into their housing... I'm guessing at a very reasonable price (If not free) so you have the time to look for a more permanent home without the pressure of an immediate timeframe. This goes both for those that will rent, and those that would buy a home. That's a perk that might win a few really great candidates from a much bigger pool of employees.... Well, not might, I'm quite sure that is exactly the intention.


As I said, I like the idea, it's fresh and new.... at least for this area.
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby WalterWhite » Feb 6th, 2019, 6:21 pm

“Fresh and new” - pretty much all it takes for some to thumb their noses at it.
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 6th, 2019, 7:33 pm

Some people posting here seems to think it's a sweatshop labor type of place..
In fact , through one of their sister companies, a lot of employees were offered choice lots up on Dilworth... which quite a few of them bought..

So not only are they a good paying employers they have some nice perks, the latest being offering housing to a few employees..
And some folks on here , don't seem to know anything about the company, are trying to make it sound like... is taking advantage of their employees..

The fact that they are offering this makes me think, that they are very picky on who they hire...and expect a lot out of them...
And are finding that a lot of local applicants are just not delivering what they want in employees.
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 6th, 2019, 10:38 pm

They also work on projects that require their employees to travel
the Province and be put up in hotels/motels.

Just having a base pad is all that some require.
A place to park your vehicle and have your stuff
that's more or less secure.
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Re: Innovative Housing Project

Postby JayByrd » Feb 7th, 2019, 9:38 am

dirtybiker wrote:
Just having a base pad is all that some require.
A place to park your vehicle and have your stuff
that's more or less secure.


I live steps away from just such a building. Micro-suites, occupied by single working people or students. There's a number of units that are clearly occupied, but never seem to have any lights on. It's not a bad setup for someone who, either through their work or lifestyle, doesn't spend much time at home. Just need a place to sleep and eat yer morning corn flakes.

Emil Anderson has obviously identified housing costs as a barrier to attracting and retaining staff. What they're offering won't be suited to all of their employees, or needed by all of their employees, but it will be perfect for some.
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