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The Quickest Hiring Ever!

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Canadian s, mostly, when it comes to labour job, they all become nice and friendly to you because they want you to do that. They don't like to see you in suit and tie and nice dress shoes, clean shaven with a nice hair cut, driving a shiny car. They want to see you below them: Shabby cloths, hard labour job which doesn't give you any opportunity to do anything else rather than eating a shit meal and going to bed for the next day's work, wrinkly and sad face, you name it. That's how Canadian s like to see you in this country and I've written about that before.  With that in mind I had applied for a job of that nature a little more than a week ago and I received a call from a lady in regards to that, last week. She invited me to an interview to a town near Calgary . I always wanted to live in a town at least 30 minutes outside the city limits and I thought that would be a good opportunity to start a job and then buy a nice and comfortable property there and get r

Interviewed by a Weird Guy

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I received a call from a company shortly after I applied for a job yesterday. She provided a little explanation about the job and then invited me for an interview the next day. I left home early but silly me I didn't take the damn address! For a moment I was going to change my mind and leave the area but I thought and remembered from looking at the map that their office/facility should be behind the buildings that are facing the main road and there they were!  Fortunately I was able to be there on time because there's nothing that I hate the most is being late for an interview, an appointment, a date or simply just meeting with a friend for a coffee. I waited and shortly after my arrival this guy opened the door and entered and asked me if I was __ and shock hands with me. He truly did not look like what I had imagined about the interviewer because the lady who had called named a Caucasian guy but this guy looked Oriental . I know that many people change their name here b

All the Missing Opportunities

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I decided to have a ride today in the afternoon. So I went to MEC and checked my bike . It had just been deflated. There was a nice girl there who inflated both tires and didn't even charge me for that. The past few days have all been very nice and best parts of the year for hiking but I'm stuck at home due to unemployment and having just a little saving to survive. I thought a like cycling would be better than staying home all day long. I also thought of all the job opportunities that I have missed so far and how they could have changed my life but at the same time I didn't think too much because it's not helpful.  The pedestrian overpass close to 32nd Avenue NE. The camera did a good job I took a pathway and first went parallel to Bow River and then parallel to Deerfoot . I also tried my new phone and I really liked it. I got Blackberry KeyOne from Staples and its awesome! I wanted to try it camera. It really shows that's a good one. Now that I need to

Messing With My Friend

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I decided to try a trick on The Brave after his speech (!) was provided but he didn't buy it! My telephone died right after his long talk and first I couldn't turn it back on and then took the battery out and restarted it! What I realized after that is that my telephone call to him had not been listed! It is something completely strange! The problem with the damn telephone being turned off by itself, is not very uncommon but a call not being listed, I don not believe, is normal.  In order to see if I can pull this sort of trick, I called him and told him what had happened! He indicated that everyone's telephone call is being recorded but added that we had not done anything and he was just expressing himself based on available facts! Was he scared? I can't tell. Perhaps not but here as long as you don;y say certain thing and just criticize the government or say unheard news or similar, no one gives a damn. Then he went on and on for another 15 minutes on the same t

Was Interviewed by Sexist Bastards!

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There was a position posted in a website about two weeks ago which looked like a perfect match for me and I applied for it, like many others. I didn't hear anything from the guys and after a week saw the position was posted again. Considering that the name of the company, their HR person and their telephone number was available, I called to see if they have hired anyone. A man answered the phone and said that no one had been hired. I asked if the HR fella was available and he said that he would be available after the meeting that he was attending at that moment. I told him I would be there in the afternoon. The company is located in the industrial part of the city. I waited a few minutes and then the guy showed. He acted nicely and politely and asked me to wait, sitting in a room for a minute. He came back with another guy, both holding a copy of my resume. They both were in the same age range, late 50's , early 60's . Questions started and they were both very nice a

The Brave Offers a Job!

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The Brave called me the other day and asked me how job searching was going. I immediately realized that he needed something because he only calls when he is in need of something, most of the time! If he needs his driveway to be shoveled, new items that he has purchased to be moved or his pets to be fed! But it's OK. He's a nice guy. I told him that job searching was not going well and I still was looking. He said that he had a job for me and that was taking care of his sick kid. He had offered me the same job when I just had come back from the CFLRS but I refused at the time. This time, I'm in a much worse shape. I didn't get paid basically anything during the failed training and it has been over a month and a half that I have been looking for a job but nothing has been found. However I decided not to accept the position. Not because it's only two days a week. It's because it's very difficult to deal with that boy. If anything happens to him and it

$15.5 an Hour after 18 Years!

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I decided to try one of the recruiting companies which I actually had not had a good experience with after sending numerous resumes out and getting only two non-resultant interviews! The outcome was even worse this time! I was introduced to a nice company by them 2 years ago but despite my efforts I was asked not to continue because according to the company guy, I was different from anyone else! This time the start time and the shift sounded good but the wage was only $15.5 ! Considering that minimum wage in the province is $15 , it was really stupid and cruel but I wanted to give it a try. So I was there on time and it was a rundown and old building. I compare it to the past job. That company supplies to a major American retailer and can't even be compared with this one which mostly the broke and deadbeat go to! What I had to do was simply unloading trucks from numerous boxes they carry. It was a very tiring, repetitive job with no scheduled break and mandatory unscheduled

Holy Cross Mountain Hike/Scramble

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I made a number of bad mistakes for this last hike of mine; The hike/scramble/sliding down(!) of Holy Cross Mountain , in Kananaskis , Alberta (in case someone from outside the province is reading this, and wonders where it is located which is very rare and even they do, they might not care much!). First of all I decided to go on a weekday mainly because at times it could be very busy, both the road and trail, during a weekend. There was absolutely no one on the trail during the 10 hours that I was there! Had something happened, there would have been no chance that I come alive out of that area! Then I didn't read all the available ascend reports and relied solely on the GPX downloaded from Matt 's site. I must clarify here that I call this fella here in this post by his name not that because we're hiking buddies or anything similar to that. It's just that he's a good hiker and nice enough to provide information but my mistake was not paying attention to the

My Band

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I decided to sell my wedding band a few years ago. The whole world crumbled around me after The Lady left. Everything, perhaps almost everything has been a downhill from then. I thought to myself: What's the point of having this band? The Lady 's gone, Life's almost gone and I'll never be able to find someone like her. So I'd be better, if I sold it.  Therefore I checked into a so-called gold store. The fella did a test and confirmed that it was 18K gold. I was quite happy at the time because we had purchased that in Honar Bazaar (The Market of Art) in Isfahan and there were news that some jewelers are selling kind of fake items such as jewelry which in fact has less gold that what they claim but it was not true about my band. I and The Lady purchased ours after extensive searched in that market. Honar Bazzar is a market solely for jewelry and to be specifically for gold because that is what people mostly like or care about in that part of the world. I