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Old Sep 5th 2017, 9:23 pm   #16
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Congrats on 3 years!

Your mistake was pushing back, these poor soft cradles just cant handle it lol....sounds like a middle management bell ..... anyway you are better off out of that environment. I hope that you find something else soon.

How do you give up meat and coffee??? That wipes out 80% of my diet

Maritime winters can be brutal - less so in Halifax but still a proper winter. I dont know how anyone who actually works for a living can afford a property in Vancouver.

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Old Sep 5th 2017, 10:11 pm   #17
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How do you give up meat and coffee??? That wipes out 80% of my diet...
I think your maths might be suffering. That would mean 20% max on booze but that can't be right.
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Sorry to hear that. Yours is a not uncommon story in the Canadian job market.

In a previous job I returned from a vacation and learned my manager was fired and replaced by an inexperienced manager from another department who never worked in this field. She was going to bring great improvements with her new managment style it was claimed. Instead there was a lot of turnover as her staff complained of being micro managed and having to attend too many meetings to account for their actions. I stayed as my knowledge was useful to her until she hired the staff she preferred. Every fault was found even if I successfully finished a project. I felt I was stuck between a rock and a hard place.

My last performance review was basically a summary of how rubbish I was. With a fake smile she handed me a pen to sign that I agreed with this. At the next company downsizing I was let go along with several others - escorted off the premises. I heard she was eventually sacked herself though.

In retrospect I wish I had just left when I knew the writing was on the wall.
That sucks to have to come back to all that change. I was the only one that was let go from the department that I know of. Massive lesson learnt that no-ones job is safe in this environment. Good to hear that manager got sacked. id like to hear that this dude gets let go but for some reason he was the 'poster boy' of the organization - being there for over 10 years.

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I can understand the pull of some family being close by when you do have children, for the convenience but also so your children have a relationship with grandparents. Hopefully something will be done about the property prices in the area, a stronger government representing people rather than the banks and the rich may be too much to ask for.
We will have to see what happens - more and more families are moving outside of the city and schools are shutting down so its going to have an impact.

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Congrats on 3 years!

Your mistake was pushing back, these poor soft cradles just cant handle it lol....sounds like a middle management bell ..... anyway you are better off out of that environment. I hope that you find something else soon.

How do you give up meat and coffee??? That wipes out 80% of my diet
Thank you.

Yeah I thought the email of me pushing back made his decision. Not a Manager that you could argue your case with unlike my last Assistant Manager.

To be fair, I have had a couple of coffees this week but no meat!
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Old Sep 6th 2017, 10:29 pm   #19
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I think your maths might be suffering. That would mean 20% max on booze but that can't be right.
Financial constraints

I was delighted to find Fursty Ferret in NB Liquor the other week but at $5 a bottle its bloody dear!!
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Congratulations on your 3 year Canniversary, sorry to hear about the job though, I know what its like as I lost my job too, different circumstances but same outcome, at least your coming out the other side now though....and good things have come out of of it like your eating habits.... can't say the same for myself Ive gone the other way in that department after my job loss!

Anyway, over all you sound happy, and even with the job loss a lot happier than you were a couple of years ago. I think your on the right track, and happy in Canada, seems as though your job situation will sort itself out in the near future.
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Old Sep 12th 2017, 5:38 am   #21
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Congratulations on your 3 year Canniversary, sorry to hear about the job though, I know what its like as I lost my job too, different circumstances but same outcome, at least your coming out the other side now though....and good things have come out of of it like your eating habits.... can't say the same for myself Ive gone the other way in that department after my job loss!

Anyway, over all you sound happy, and even with the job loss a lot happier than you were a couple of years ago. I think your on the right track, and happy in Canada, seems as though your job situation will sort itself out in the near future.
Thank you. I'm sure everything will. I feel like I'm a lot more open to change then I would have been 6 months ago
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