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Clearly, when we're talking about evil union members we don't mean those in salt-of-the-earth blue collar trades. Those guys shit red, white and blue. It is the lazy, rich, scum-sucking slug teachers with their fancy second summer jobs and underwater mortgages who are really to blame for the downfall of this country. Teachers are also responsible for the popularity of wrinkle free khakis (shudder) and those ridiculous summer reading programs (as if!)

I love it when it's easy to spot the villain. I was getting uncomfortable when the finger pointing veered toward construction workers because I love hard hats and reflective wear (and if you don't, maybe you should leave the country).

As for fast food workers, sorry no one informed you that this was temporary job and that you were supposed to go to college or learn a useful trade. Frankly, you are lucky to have escaped, as college is yet another place filled with the vampiric race of black-hearted teachers bent on world destruction. One summer reading program at a time.

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Clearly, when we're talking about evil union members we don't mean those in salt-of-the-earth blue collar trades. Those guys shit red, white and blue. It is the lazy, rich, scum-sucking slug teachers with their fancy second summer jobs and underwater mortgages who are really to blame for the downfall of this country. Teachers are also responsible for the popularity of wrinkle free khakis (shudder) and those ridiculous summer reading programs (as if!)

I love it when it's easy to spot the villain. I was getting uncomfortable when the finger pointing veered toward construction workers because I love hard hats and reflective wear (and if you don't, maybe you should leave the country).

As for fast food workers, sorry no one informed you that this was temporary job and that you were supposed to go to college or learn a useful trade. Frankly, you are lucky to have escaped, as college is yet another place filled with the vampiric race of black-hearted teachers bent on world destruction. One summer reading program at a time.
Holy shit! I was just hit with an arctic blast of sarcasm! Bitch, please!
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As for fast food workers, sorry no one informed you that this was temporary job and that you were supposed to go to college or learn a useful trade.
Well, sorta. Or get off the deep fat fryer and learn to run the register. In fact, learn all the tasks and shoot for shift manger. Then take those skills and apply for a job at a retail store. And so on and so on. (I know it was sarcasm, but it does make my point.) . We all started out unskilled, and few of us made a livable wage. Some went to school, some climbed up through the rank and file. It's what it takes to get ahead.
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Clearly, when we're talking about evil union members we don't mean those in salt-of-the-earth blue collar trades. Those guys shit red, white and blue. It is the lazy, rich, scum-sucking slug teachers with their fancy second summer jobs and underwater mortgages who are really to blame for the downfall of this country. Teachers are also responsible for the popularity of wrinkle free khakis (shudder) and those ridiculous summer reading programs (as if!)

I love it when it's easy to spot the villain. I was getting uncomfortable when the finger pointing veered toward construction workers because I love hard hats and reflective wear (and if you don't, maybe you should leave the country).

As for fast food workers, sorry no one informed you that this was temporary job and that you were supposed to go to college or learn a useful trade. Frankly, you are lucky to have escaped, as college is yet another place filled with the vampiric race of black-hearted teachers bent on world destruction. One summer reading program at a time.
My point was they are not protected as some think..perform or hit the road, this is the way to should be for all union workers!
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Clearly, when we're talking about evil union members we don't mean those in salt-of-the-earth blue collar trades. Those guys shit red, white and blue. It is the lazy, rich, scum-sucking slug teachers with their fancy second summer jobs and underwater mortgages who are really to blame for the downfall of this country. Teachers are also responsible for the popularity of wrinkle free khakis (shudder) and those ridiculous summer reading programs (as if!)

I love it when it's easy to spot the villain. I was getting uncomfortable when the finger pointing veered toward construction workers because I love hard hats and reflective wear (and if you don't, maybe you should leave the country).

As for fast food workers, sorry no one informed you that this was temporary job and that you were supposed to go to college or learn a useful trade. Frankly, you are lucky to have escaped, as college is yet another place filled with the vampiric race of black-hearted teachers bent on world destruction. One summer reading program at a time.



too right

The irrational negativity toward teachers is not as strong up here, but it exists, and it makes NO sense to me. A group of oil workers or miners striking will garner more respect than nurses or teachers. Stupid. I think it boils down to good old fashioned sexism, as the former are mostly male jobs and the latter held by mostly females.
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Well, sorta. Or get off the deep fat fryer and learn to run the register. In fact, learn all the tasks and shoot for shift manger. Then take those skills and apply for a job at a retail store.
Where every single one of those jobs pays minimum wage. OK, maybe it's a dollar raise to be the shift manager. Nobody is making $15/hour working fast food or retail.
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Where every single one of those jobs pays minimum wage. OK, maybe it's a dollar raise to be the shift manager. Nobody is making $15/hour working fast food or retail.
Costco.
Average pay is $21/hour
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Where every single one of those jobs pays minimum wage. OK, maybe it's a dollar raise to be the shift manager. Nobody is making $15/hour working fast food or retail.

$11 starting wage, plus bennies, to work at Tim Horton's.

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not too bad for a 'starter job'.

And yeah, one of our good buddies is a Supervisor at Costco- $80,000 a year.
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$11 starting wage, plus bennies, to work at Tim Horton's.

SaskJobs.ca - Detail for Job Order #5361192


not too bad for a 'starter job'.

And yeah, one of our good buddies is a Supervisor at Costco- $80,000 a year.
That'll be the extra buck an hour Timmy Ho's pays for night shift, I'm betting - minimum wage here is $10. My kid was working nights at Tim's and that's what he got.

By and large, business pay the minimum they can get away with for these sorts of jobs. Which is why we have and need a minimum wage.

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Costco.
Average pay is $21/hour
That's freaking crazy. They must be adding in the CEO's pay.
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That's freaking crazy. They must be adding in the CEO's pay.
No. My brother in law works for them. Has for 23 years. He makes bank. I applied there LITERALLY the day my youngest daughter was born 22 years ago.

I had an interview and my wife went into labor. I was going to bag it but my wife said "no you won't! (Never argue with a woman in labor.) she even told the doctor I had an interview to go to SO HURRY THIS UP! my daughter was born an hour before the interview. I changed clothes and went. Then back to the hospital. Interview went great until they learned my BIL worked there. At the time, they had a strict no family policy. I was disappointed, but not as much as my wife. They were paying $8.50 to start. That was double min wage at the time.

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Yeah, the wages are very high for retail at Costco.

The thing is- they might even SAVE money, in the long run, even with those high labour costs. Wal Mart and Target et al could take a lesson. They have a long term and experienced and loyal workforce- if you add up all the money that cheaper stores spend on recruitment & hiring and training and low productivity and sick time (where it is paid), etc., etc.- I bet they are about even.
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