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Re: Tim Hortons: foreign temp workers "pioneer"
said by Thane_Bitter:I always thought if I had a chance to do it over I wouldn't of started working right out of the gate at age 16 (The legal age in BC where you don't need parental consent). I was 16, I pretty much spent my money on crap anyways. I probably should of enjoyed those years a bit more hanging out with friends at the river, rather then bagging groceries and collecting carts.... lol.
Are teenagers so well off they don't need jobs?
Or maybe I shouldn't of let them goad me into working 33.5 hours/week while going to school
Edit: As for using foreign workers. I was ok with it before, but those first few posts made me change my view on it. It really does circumvent supply and demand. I could understand allowing in parts of the country where there aren't enough workers (Alberta?) but in the rest of the country unemployment is high enough that imported cheap labour shouldn't be needed.
I lived in Edmonton for a while, the one thing I always found interesting was that most people didn't know what minimum wage was because no one would work for it. Everything from McD's to grocery stores had to pay more to staff their stores. All of those companies survived just fine.