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Old Aug 3rd 2017, 3:51 am
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Originally Posted by Yorkiechef
I've just read that it could be because of a certain South American country beginning with V.

If it is because of the bank holiday, that is simply greed. You should boycott these stations.
Good luck with that. I think you will find they all do it
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Still steady at 1.23 or so in Vancouver. Hopefully we dont get a 20 cent increase.



Originally Posted by dbd33
Here qit's because there's a long weekend, maybe that's true in AB too.
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Old Aug 3rd 2017, 8:20 am
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I checked gasbuddy and it went up .07 at Regina Cabs from 83.9 to 90.9 (cheapest in town). I filled up in Oliver yesterday at 1.06 and that's unchanged. Dirt cheap.
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And they weren't even drinking.
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Old Aug 4th 2017, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker
And they weren't even drinking.
That's an old pic, pub umbrellas I believe
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Hope the smoke goes away soon.

I think a person needs about 3 jobs to survive in Vancouver.

Upside is when someone is in need of mental health, it's more accessible vs Fraser Valley where it's pretty substandard and not available 24/7.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Hope the smoke goes away soon.

I think a person needs about 3 jobs to survive in Vancouver.

Upside is when someone is in need of mental health, it's more accessible vs Fraser Valley where it's pretty substandard and not available 24/7.
A butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker all rolled into one.
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Originally Posted by mrken30
A butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker all rolled into one.
At work some guys and gals are ramp agents, wheelchair runners, and fueler depending on time of day.

The younger ones I work with tend to work 4am to midnight.
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Old Aug 9th 2017, 9:12 am
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We have loads of 'microsurfacing' going on around the city right now. They've been at it for weeks with repeated advisories about delays and all the rest of it.

But why not just 'resurfacing' or repairing whenever it's announced.

I looked it up and saw something about two types both of which involved slurry and were really not that different sounding.

But we don't need to know the technicalities of production methods, just that there will be delays due to new surface being laid. Resurfacing.
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The airlines we handle don't use ULD's for loading bags as the aircraft are narrow body, so we load them free style which is harder and more labor intensive.

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Nice work if you can get it - part37

David Davis linked to City trader fined for insider dealing
David Davis, MP and Brexit Secretary of State receives £34,000 for 6 days work per year from a company soon after it was bought by 'a friend' who was found guilty of "market abuse" and received one of the biggest fines ever such was the scale of his offending.
The friend was also a financial backer of Davis' Tory leadership election campaign so, of course, Davis is backing him in his appeal.
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I did a 23.5 hour day yesterday, thankfully it wasn't all at work, only 17 hours of it was at work, the rest was commuting time, and some time off between the 2 shifts.

Not sure I'll do that again anytime soon...

Some of the 20 year olds worked straight through from 4am Saturday to 1am Sunday.

It was not forced, we are just short staffed due to some people quitting without much notice, even if they give 2 weeks notice, it takes 3 1/2 weeks to train someone before they can work out with us on the ramp.



Not overtime though, we are covered by an averaging agreement and scheduled in a way where the company makes sure we don't end up having to be paid at over-time rates.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
...only 17 hours of it was at work...
I couldn't handle that.

8 until 8, with an hour for lunch and 30 minutes before the final 3 hours was my longest.

I did do it for 6 weeks running including 8hr days Sat/Sun (but not Friday nights) raising money to pay off the bank loan that funded my Canada visit in 1975.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I couldn't handle that.

8 until 8, with an hour for lunch and 30 minutes before the final 3 hours was my longest.

I did do it for 6 weeks running including 8hr days Sat/Sun (but not Friday nights) raising money to pay off the bank loan that funded my Canada visit in 1975.
My longest working period was from noon on Saturday until 7am Monday. At 9am I sorted an 8 hour shift at a different hospital. I was young then so it wasn't a problem.

Up until I retired I was working 8 hours shifts then on call for the next 8. It's not unusual.
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Luckily this isn't a regular occurrence for me.

My 10.5 hour days are long enough (only 9.5 paid.)

Now the fact we take our "lunch" break at 6am or 7am is not the most fun though, its too early in the shift, but flight schedules dictate our schedules.



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I couldn't handle that.

8 until 8, with an hour for lunch and 30 minutes before the final 3 hours was my longest.

I did do it for 6 weeks running including 8hr days Sat/Sun (but not Friday nights) raising money to pay off the bank loan that funded my Canada visit in 1975.

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