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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    As a yooper, I would love if the best coffee shop in my town were Tim Horton’s.
    Count your blessings canucks.
    Is this not acceptable?

    https://www.velodromecoffeecompany.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Am I a 110lb college hipster?

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    I had to goggle yooper but ya them easterners like the Timmy ho's coffee , I remember going to Toronto and not finding any chi-chi coffee shops
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    Tim Hortons? The place that puts nicotine in their coffee?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Am I a 110lb college hipster?
    Well, forgetting that factor, how is the coffee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Tim Hortons? The place that puts nicotine in their coffee?!!
    Duno, ymmv depending on your taste or lack of its bad coffee,

    actualy I was in the back of a Timmy ho's and it wasnt near as bad as any fast food out let where I have had to fix hardware

    I won't eat burger king or wendys but actulay mcdonalds was pretty clean other than the grease of course
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    That was an urban legend form the early aughts.

    BK now owns TH. I literally can't remember the last time I set foot in one, but have heard that it's been going downhill for a long time.

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    Timmy Ho's used to be a license to print money maybe 25 yars ago, I read about them fucking around their franchisee's so maybe not so much now days ?

    compared to the greasey shit their BLT wasnt too bad so I would hit the drive thru on the way out of town

    and then even tho I was in a hurry i would hit the starbucks drive thru for a real coffee
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    The Great Resignation 21

    Had a business meeting a few weeks ago. Decided to do the coffee thing because, I dunno. Seemed like a reason to get out of the office. Coffee was served in these big ridiculous bowls. It was weird. Spilled coffee everywhere, was cold before it was gone.

    Stupid hipster coffee place.

    They organize coffee crawls around here. Like bar crawls. But on Saturday morning, and hipster coffee joints.
    focus.

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    back in the day I was at yer hipster coffee place when a large group of mentaly challenged adults came in with their caregivers, they probably had the mental faculties of a 4 yr old so the caffeine had them whooping and getting excited and all the cool people hanging out were ... uncomfortable

    Of course I thot it was funny
    Last edited by XXX-er; 10-23-2021 at 02:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Around here doctors and bankers live in the back of pickup trucks. Only real estate agents can afford houses.
    What's the world coming to? Doctors and bankers living in their $100k pavement princesses.

    Our HR dept. indicated that this month they have received more applications and have done more interviews than we have seen in the prior 12 months. So clearly something happened to bring the unemployed out of the woodworks. Although most of the recent interviews the majority of applicants are already employed. We picked up 3 new employees that were already employed. So, folks are looking for better opportunities and/or working conditions.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I had to goggle yooper but ya them easterners like the Timmy ho's coffee , I remember going to Toronto and not finding any chi-chi coffee shops
    It's sorta funny, but millions and millions of NA old timers started drinking shit coffee, and acquired the taste for a shitty cup of joe. I never really got into coffee until I was living in Europe. I can't drink that piss water made by chains like Tim Horton's or Denny's. But to each their own.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Back on topic, has this been posted yet?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...urnvoer-jolts/

    The geography of the Great Resignation: First-time data shows where Americans are quitting the most

    By Alyssa Fowers and Eli Rosenberg

    Kentucky, Idaho, South Dakota and Iowa reported the highest increases in the rates of workers who quit their jobs in August, according to a new glimpse of quit rates in the labor market released Friday.

    The largest increase in the number of quitters happened in Georgia, with 35,000 more people leaving their jobs. Overall, the states with the highest rates of workers quitting their jobs were Georgia, Kentucky and Idaho.

    The report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics builds out a portrait of Augusts labor market, with historic levels of people leaving jobs and a near-record number of job openings showing the leverage workers have in the new economy. It offers the first detailed insight into the state-by-state geography of this years Great Resignation.
    It is a sign of health that there are many companies that are looking for work thats a great sign, said Ben Ayers, senior economist at Nationwide. The downside is there are many workers that wont come back in. And long term you cant sustain a labor market thats as tight as it is right now.

    Nick Bunker, an economist at the online jobs platform Indeed, said it was notable that more-rural states had the highest quit rates.
    Service-sector jobs tend to be concentrated in more dense, urban parts of the country, so to see the quits rate pick up in other places was interesting, he said. That may be a sign theres more competition in those parts of the country than other parts.

    A record number of people are quitting their jobs. Here's what's driving the 'Great Resignation.'
    4.3 million people left their jobs in August. National video reporter Hannah Jewell explains why so many people are calling it quits. (Casey Silvestri/The Washington Post)
    As the Delta wave grew in August, the states with the most new infections also saw hotter job markets than the country as a whole. Employees quit or were hired at rates matching or exceeding the national average in the ten states with the highest rates of new infections that month: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee.

    The data comes on top of another government snapshot showing that 4.3 million people quit jobs in August about 2.9 percent of the workforce, a pandemic-era record.

    The phenomenon is being driven in part by workers who are less willing to endure inconvenient hours and poor compensation, and are quitting to find better opportunities. There were 10.4 million job openings in the country at the end of August down slightly from Julys record high, which was adjusted up to 11.1 million, but still a tremendously high number. This gives workers enormous leverage as they look for a better fit.
    Yes, the office is back. It just might never be the same.

    Mary Kaylor is part of that groundswell.
    She left her job in early July after her employer began calling workers back to the office, saying theyd have to be at their desks at least four days a week.
    But her old commute 90 minutes each way, or worse with traffic, from where she lives north of Baltimore to her office in Alexandria, Va. was no longer acceptable to her.
    It was affecting my health, and I couldnt get my work done, she said. I decided, Why am I doing this?

    So Kaylor resigned, even though she did not have another job lined up. It didnt take long for her to land on her feet, however.
    Just a few weeks after she quit, a recruiter reached out to her on LinkedIn about a position at Robert Half, a San Ramon, Calif.-based consulting company. The job allowed her to work remotely, and she said she felt that the company had a very employee-centric culture that made the switch easy from afar. She started the new position in August.

    Everything that I had read about the jobs market being hot and opportunities being out there was absolutely 100 percent correct, she said.
    Now she says she has a job she likes, but with more balance at home and time to take care of herself with no commute.
    Ive been able to get back to a regular workout and exercise routine time to run in the morning and do yoga, she said. All the time I used to spend sitting on the Beltway I can spend outside, so Im excited about that.

    Ramon Soto, 28, took advantage of the hot jobs market to look for a new position over the summer. He had been working in person at a law firm and said he got tired of the commute and constant negotiation about sick time amid persistent covid-19 risks.
    By the end of August, he had dueling job offers one at a company in Texas and another as an intake specialist at another law firm, near his home in Long Branch, N.J., that would allow him to work remotely.

    He started the intake specialist job the next month, and it came with a raise to boot.
    Working from home removes a lot of the stress of regular day-to-day office work, Soto said. You prioritize what the most essential part of your job is and get stuff done quicker so you can take full advantage of your day.

    He said it was clear to him looking through job listings online that he had a lot of options to work remotely, as companies have increasingly begun offering the option to attract talent and widen applicant pools.

    He said that he felt he had some leverage in his job search but that the process was still extremely competitive he interviewed three to four times at each of the companies that eventually made offers and had applied to many others.

    I knew I had an advantage, he said. People are realizing their worth. Many of the jobs you look at now, especially in Jersey people cant afford the cost of living working 40 hours. So you have people working two jobs, possibly three. But the pandemic actually flipped the coin, and employees have more power when it comes it to their pay now.

    Chris Blanton, 34, who does clinical-trial work for companies that work with pharmaceutical firms, said he was bombarded with messages from recruiters on LinkedIn over the summer.
    He finally started responding to them in early August, to see if there were better opportunities out there.

    Within six weeks, he had a job offer from another company, one that would allow him to continue working remotely from his home in Orlando. It came with a raise and a substantial hiring bonus the first bonus he had ever received, he said. Another company was interested in him, too, but was operating on a longer time frame.
    So he quit the position he had and started the new job in late September.
    Usually I will ignore them all, he said of recruiters. But I figured it was a time to see whats out there. Thats when I found out there are other jobs that might be a better fit for me.

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    As much as these mags love coffee let's raise the price to fiddy dollas a cup and pay baristas a living wage WIN WIN! Baristas local union fiddy dollas an hour with benefits and pension FTW!!
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Well, forgetting that factor, how is the coffee?
    It tastes like “my hometown is being ruined by pretentious douchebags”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    It tastes like "America is being ruined by pretentious douchebags”
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Well, forgetting that factor, how is the coffee?
    bitter, tastes of middle management pretensions, work from home smug, cuisine connoisseurship and a void.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Wow, so you have an elevator in the back of your pickup? Impressive.
    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    And bought their property back then..
    Not all docs living in their trucks--just the young ones who didn't buy houses 30 years ago. (That was the Jurassic wasn't it.) You guys may be kidding but at the peak of my income I could never afford the house I live in now. The cost of a house in CA went up a lot faster than my income. Just one more reason to be ashamed of the world I'm leaving for my kids. Ditchdigger or doctor--chances are your kids will do worse than you.

    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    if the lift is down you are working whatever your title is

    the big hills in BC are reporting a problem getting staff, it sounded like Big White is hundreds of bodies short, same with revy, whistler I would imagine the same

    So a lot of ski hill workers come from away, so they want to come and work but its a problem getting in

    they interviewed a retail out let at big white and buddy (from auz) couldn't find staff, he needs 6 bootfitters and only has 2, a lot of BigWhite and Silver Star employees came form downunder
    At Tahoe a lot of the ski area seasonals are normally from SA. Last winter they were young clean cut Americans. I'm guessing a lot of college age kids taking the year off waiting for in person college to start. That labor pool will be gone this winter and I don't believe the SA's will be back for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    they interviewed a retail out let at big white and buddy (from auz) couldn't find staff, he needs 6 bootfitters and only has 2, a lot of BigWhite and Silver Star employees came form downunder
    Aus borders are open from 1 November, lots of people keen to head up that way for the season. One problem is going to be flights, prices are insane and options are limited right now.

    Also heard stories about disgruntled Perisher staff following how this season was handled (when the resorts were shut down a lot of them were kicked out of staff accom within 24 hours and were left homeless with shut state borders), so they might be willing to consider staying a while and dodge Aus resorts if the job offer is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    bitter, tastes of middle management pretensions, work from home smug, cuisine connoisseurship and a void.
    Pairs with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post

    Also heard stories about disgruntled Perisher staff following how this season was handled (when the resorts were shut down a lot of them were kicked out of staff accom within 24 hours and were left homeless with shut state borders).
    That's fucked up. Some people need dick punches for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    It tastes like “my hometown is being ruined by pretentious douchebags”
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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Pairs with?
    Whatever glademaster has.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
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    The world is perfect. Appreciate the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post

    actualy I was in the back of a Timmy ho's and it wasnt near as bad as any fast food out let where I have had to fix hardware
    Quoted for trooth. Ever do work in a Harveys? The readers above the grills were dripping. Glad I finished my career working on software and not dealing with off hours hardware support.

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