Category Archives: Employment

The Danger of Minimal Training

There is an old cartoon showing a foreman going to his boss and asking about training for an employee.  The boss says, “What if we spend the money and they leave?”  The foreman replies, “What if we don’t train them … Continue reading

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The Times They are a Changin’

It wasn’t that long ago that Nanaimo had trouble attracting visionaries who would invest in the economic well being of the city.  This has changed in the last few years partially due to the geographic location, improved transportation access through … Continue reading

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Will it Change?

The housing market certainly is not what it used to be.  I remember buying our first house for $19,700 with a mortgage payment of $330 per month and thinking, “How will we ever pay for this!”  Homes today certainly have … Continue reading

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The Business of Business

When some think of business men and women, they think of them as successful, they have a good life with all the money they could want.  Other’s think of fast food chains and the success that must go with it … Continue reading

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Island Proud!

With a potential Trade War looming in the not to distant future, there have been Nationalistic movements on both sides of the US/Canada border.  The truth is we don’t realize how much we depend on the Global Marketplace for our … Continue reading

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Who are They Really?

This post departs a little from the norm in that it as a bit of a rant.  A magazine that I respect and read cover to cover religiously has just posted its annual ‘Top 100 Businesses in British Columbia” as … Continue reading

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Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them

I grew up in a community and an era when fathers worked for the same employer for 40 years, then retired.  I went to school with many who thought that would be reality for them as well.  Reality has a … Continue reading

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