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Forum: Canada
Jul 12th 2017, 5:19 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Stationary Engineers have held that title for over 100 years, it's not "watered down version has been allowed to creep in';. The courts have upheld the right to use the term (also Power Engineers,...
Forum: Canada
Jul 12th 2017, 12:20 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

How many companies did you say you worked for? Do you actually have any experience other than as "National Sales Manager" and your lead up to it?

I'm flabbergasted that you would say that a...
Forum: Canada
Jul 11th 2017, 6:15 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Example of nepotism.

Multi national company, revenue in the millions - franchise branch, with turnover in the millions.

General manager was promoted to that position due to their contacts at...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 4:43 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

So that would be food, rent, mortgage, living expenses then perhaps?

"Could" and "should" and the reality are not necessarily the same thing.

If you have a very limited income and a mortgage...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 10:01 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

:banghead:

Canada has been my home for nearly 16 years.. I am well integrated, thank you.

Even born and bred Canadians I know tell me that nepotism is rife... I think, perhaps, you have been...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 7:52 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Because you keep saying you are an immigrant - but whilst you are technically an immigrant (as are the majority of the people who live in North America) in reality you are a Canadian and have been...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 6:41 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

According to your post here



You emigrated as a small child, were educated in Canada (presumably) and became 'as if Canadian'.. you didn't emigrate as an adult with previous work experience in...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 3:06 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

That may have been true 30+ years ago, sadly it is true no longer.

And being pedantic, you cannot "know" that this is true, you can only believe it to be true.,,

:)
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2017, 4:16 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Agreed,
I've been self employed for 4/5 years and took my first week of vacation in all that time this March. Last year I had flu and couldn't work for a month - so there was no chance of taking any...
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2017, 1:43 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,580
Posted By Siouxie

Re: Canada's vacation politics

It's not as if it's a big secret.. Some people are able to negotiate more leave but the majority have to put up with what they get.

If you knew this before you came, why are you so surprised?...
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