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300 Service Canada Employees Laid Off

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ItechJester wrote:
Aug 4th, 2011 10:50 pm
There are hundreds of employees at Environment Canada with PhD's and engineering degrees about to lose their job. I hope you are very, very secure in your job as the government continues to axe highly qualified professionals, who will be now entering the job market looking to bump others out.
Some of them will have the high qualifications to succeed in private sector.

but for most? not really ... I wonder how they will integrate to the pace of private sector and reality, compared to their laid back, inefficient and do nothing job with the government.

this thread should be in off topic :arrow:
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I'm on the inside and I can tell you that the package is very nice (approx 2 years salary + education) and they are not only laying off term employees, a lot of full timers were laid off.

For the most part they are laying off useless overpaid people and keeping the decent people.
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drey2k wrote:
Apr 4th, 2012 5:22 pm
I'm on the inside and I can tell you that the package is very nice (approx 2 years salary + education) and they are not only laying off term employees, a lot of full timers were laid off.

For the most part they are laying off useless overpaid people and keeping the decent people.

term employees don't get crap.
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christinak1 wrote:
Apr 4th, 2012 3:46 pm
Your dumb. Service Canada doesn't even Issue photo ID's. Who can trust comments from someone who doesnt know the difference between right and left.

Before you go calling names, you should learn the difference between your and you're. You sound like a pissed off Service Canada employee who can't process people's EI claims anymore. Don't worry, our tax dollars will go towards paying for your severance package and getting you into elementary school.
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nx6288 wrote:
Apr 5th, 2012 12:01 am
Before you go calling names, you should learn the difference between your and you're. You sound like a pissed off Service Canada employee who can't process people's EI claims anymore. Don't worry, our tax dollars will go towards paying for your severance package and getting you into elementary school.

LOL. Every employees at the Service Canada office I worked for has university degrees, quite a few have Master's degrees. Someone is a staunch Tory supporter, I think. Oh, what kind of English is this "before you go calling names" :lol:
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damnos wrote:
Apr 4th, 2012 4:32 pm
Some of them will have the high qualifications to succeed in private sector.

but for most? not really ... I wonder how they will integrate to the pace of private sector and reality, compared to their laid back, inefficient and do nothing job with the government.

this thread should be in off topic :arrow:

Lololol

I wonder how government employees reintegrate themselves into the private sector.

Resume: "Worked in the government for 20 years."
HR Personnel: "This guy must be expecting a high salary + benefits and with a minimum workload."
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UnrealPaul wrote:
Aug 10th, 2011 10:35 pm
People like you sicken me. Yeah, I bet it really is "boner inducing" to watch hundreds of people you don't know get laid off.

And yet, when it's mommy or daddy at home who gets laid off, it's always the likes of you that bitches, cries and moans the loudest about how life suddenly became a lot more difficult as you start eating baloney sandwiches for a few days straight for lunch and dinner.

Get a stable job and then lose it. Come back to me and tell me with a straight face that it makes you feel aroused. Jerk.

Good post. It really upsets me when people get off on people losing their livelihood.
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christinak1 wrote:
Apr 4th, 2012 3:46 pm
Your dumb. Service Canada doesn't even Issue photo ID's. Who can trust comments from someone who doesnt know the difference between right and left.

They probably mistaken it for the "Service Ontario" centers that issue driving permits, health cards and various other services.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Apr 5th, 2012 2:59 pm
They probably mistaken it for the "Service Ontario" centers that issue driving permits, health cards and various other services.

Speaking of which, does anyone know most Service Ontario centres are privately owned? Workers in these Service Ontario centres don't get paid that well (we're talking $15/hr or less). I didn't know this until a couple months ago. So people, next time you visit Service Ontario centres, remember these workers aren't actual government workers and are only paid slightly higher than McJobs. Government of Ontario outsourced these jobs to cut costs.
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Were the F-35 fighter planes worth it?
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Le Loon wrote:
Apr 5th, 2012 7:41 pm
Were the F-35 fighter planes worth it?

Wow .. irrelevant argument from another topic. To keep in line with what you said though: Was eHealth and ORNGE worth it? and just now: Pan Am salaries! Yet another $$$$ from McGuinty.
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Wahooo!!!! I can't wait until we get huge tax breaks for this. 300 civil servants? I think Harper will send me at least a $3000 cheque soon!

Update:

City of Toronto saved gazzillions by spending a year in the media and playing hard ball with the civil service. Mammolitti is still writing $1500.00 cheques to all the Torontonians who saved so much money by cutting the civil service.

When I get my $4500 I'm going to vote conservative.
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Le Loon wrote:
Apr 5th, 2012 7:41 pm
Were the F-35 fighter planes worth it?
Of course it was! Small government, lower taxes, and strong military.

Pakistan is the role model of the world when it comes to that and look how well they are doing. Hopefully, some day Canada will be like Pakistan by adopting the same policies.

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