Archive for February, 2017

Job Hunting and Political Musings

February 2, 2017

I have been doing a job search the last 3 months. I had a job offer from Safeway ,$11 per hour and they do not give you benefits until you have been employed for 1 year and this Canadian company has a union,this must be one of the weakest unions in all of BC. I refused this offer and gave the HR person a piece of my mind about the minimum wage salary. I worked as a bakers assistant for 4 years when I was younger and they would not take my experience into account.

The other job I applied for was as a ramp agent for Swissport at Vancouver airport.Full-time position at $11.50 per hour which is barely above minimum wage and no benefits until after 1 year. This multinational company also has a union,but it seems weak as well. I am a huge union supporter,however these 2 employers have their unions under their control.I did not even go for an interview after reading how horribly they treat their employees on online job review websites.My job search will continue until I can find a suitable position.

As for the political part of this post,we have an election on May 9 in BC and I will be working hard for the BCNDP to take over power from the BC Liberals.I encourage everyone to get out and vote as voter apathy is a major problem as evidenced by what happened in the US election last November.Some major campaign promises by the NDP are raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour ,getting rid of union and corporate donations to political parties and $10 per day daycare for parents.