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Jul 18th 2012, 11:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,759
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Employment Contract - Bahrain

yes. does sound fishy, but then again, you dont provide much detail, so its hard to put into context. what industry is this. maybe others in same or similar industry will share whats the norm for...
Forum: Canada
Jul 17th 2012, 9:51 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

meh. might be much much longer than you think.

http://www.economist.com/node/21558432


shabhat!

:thumbup:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 6th 2012, 3:26 am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,087
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Your idea of entertainment hell?

house wifes of beverly hills and its ugly cousin the maids of beverly hills.
Jul 5th 2012, 1:58 am
Replies: 25
Views: 5,001
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: How much time does it take for the Job Offer, Visas etc?

crazy. what are you supposed to live on for 6 months while you wait.
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2012, 10:46 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,540
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: YOUR economic outlook?

Interesting post -- I guess it depends what type of position you apply for. In my industry personal web sites and linkedin are a big no no; unless you are a web designer/developer and plugging your...
Jul 4th 2012, 10:31 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: IT Professional with 11yrs exp in UK looking for a job in GCC

Thanks. I was more referring to the state of things in Canada with particular focus on the GTA. Most junior and mid IT positions you will find filled by Indians and Pakistanis. Its driven IT salaries...
Jul 4th 2012, 1:22 am
Replies: 124
Views: 14,751
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Worst suburb in Greater Vancouver/GTA

yes. you get the google award. :thumbsup:
Jul 3rd 2012, 9:53 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 14,751
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Worst suburb in Greater Vancouver/GTA

Yes, there is a reason there are so many crazies roaming the streets and riding the pubic transit in GTA. Higher than normal for a city this size. The man responsible (one of a few actually) for that...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 9:43 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

Well, actually yes. Because a few people lied.
- the gov. brain washed high school kids 10 years ago that there will be a huge demand for teachers because lots of new neighbourhoods and schools...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 8:13 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

nah, there's a lot of lazy buggers hanging onto their gov jobs with all claws and feet. many hard working ones as well. but lots of lazy buggers. i know. i used to work in public sector.
Jul 3rd 2012, 8:07 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 14,751
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Worst suburb in Greater Vancouver/GTA

And how and hw many people exactly lived in Toronto in the 19th century who could afford "lovely colonial buildings"? You dont know the history of Toronto.
Jul 3rd 2012, 7:54 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 14,751
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Worst suburb in Greater Vancouver/GTA

Because these cities were never medieval cities which grew over time. Toronto was just a port and fort for a very long time until recently.

Anyways, back to OPs quesitons:

A lot of Toronto has...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 6:32 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

No. What I am really saying is, its a super secure place for lazy buggers who have no desire to work hard and no desire to upgrade their knowledge or keep up to date in their chosen field because...
Jul 3rd 2012, 6:20 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: IT Professional with 11yrs exp in UK looking for a job in GCC

sounds like UK and UAE are in pretty much the same boat as Canada. :getcoat:
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 6:13 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

Its secure until the hatchet get pulled. Is it better paid, depends who you are and what you do. (I wouldn't want to be a public sector employee in Dept. of Environment right now -- thats for sure.)
Jul 3rd 2012, 6:01 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: IT Professional with 11yrs exp in UK looking for a job in GCC

Nah, its storage and networking as well. Pretty much all except some very high IT management jobs.
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 5:53 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

Rubbish. You get sacked in government all the time. There is always constantly re-structuring going on in the public sector and the odds of you working right up until retirement age are slim.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 3rd 2012, 10:58 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,231
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Qualifications

I always like to say, "the goal of a university education is to teach you how to think properly and the goal of a college is to teach you a marketable skill".
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 10:41 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,540
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: YOUR economic outlook?

Are you referring to teaching work? Teaching is over crowded with too many unemployed teachers b/c too many teachers got pumped out through the system.
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 2:23 am
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

"You" meaning and referring to people who lose their houses b/c they lost their jobs or they had to renew at a much higher rate but were barely getting by and didn't secure a much higher paying job. ...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 1:57 am
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

I am no finance wiz, but what growth is it that you speak of? Last time I checked it's all shrunk a bit more than last time and the growth in the energy sector is being hampered and undermined as...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 1:47 am
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

Yes, *you* are up shits creek but *they* will sell it for current market rate and then some. If you think you can get access to lots of money for cheap, *they* can get it for even cheaper and will...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 3rd 2012, 1:38 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,231
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Qualifications

There are literally tons of higher education institutions which are offering degrees and certificates online and you ever need to set foot on campus to get one. Open University is one of them and...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 1:10 am
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

I don't think it works that way here b/c of the CMHC. The bank is covered, that's why a banker is more than happy to lend you $500k for a house but they poop their pants if you ask to borrow $10k for...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2012, 12:54 am
Replies: 336
Views: 33,265
Posted By douglasgrant

Re: Canada recession looming?

Sure, maybe. But I don't think its going to be decades. Probably much sooner than that.
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