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Matty

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So he's not a sales rep, just an old friend with a big mouth.

That guy has definitely been to jail for slinging dope. I know his type.

Update on this guy... the landlord came up to me this morning asking if I saw Kevin (the aforementioned big mouth bipolar hustler guy) over the weekend. I didn't. Good, he said, I told him not to come back.

Ok.

Guess who just showed up.

:popcorn
 

plommer

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Update on this guy... the landlord came up to me this morning asking if I saw Kevin (the aforementioned big mouth bipolar hustler guy) over the weekend. I didn't. Good, he said, I told him not to come back.

Ok.

Guess who just showed up.

:popcorn
caligirl?
 

Matty

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Starting salary is very low, a dollar or two above minimum wage ($15-16). Depending how it goes I might move to a piece rate which could be a lot more advantageous for the person.

I'll probably be hiring someone on the autism spectrum, I had a call today with a "diversity recruiter" who specializes in that. The job seems uniquely suited for someone like that.

In an ideal world that person would become a partner in the business and run the Owen Sound shop after I move back to TO in late 2021. We'll see though, lots of other things need to happen first.
 

Archie

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Starting salary is very low, a dollar or two above minimum wage ($15-16). Depending how it goes I might move to a piece rate which could be a lot more advantageous for the person.

I'll probably be hiring someone on the autism spectrum, I had a call today with a "diversity recruiter" who specializes in that. The job seems uniquely suited for someone like that.

In an ideal world that person would become a partner in the business and run the Owen Sound shop after I move back to TO in late 2021. We'll see though, lots of other things need to happen first.


also maybe a company retreat to Vegas?

 

Mudcat

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My employer continues to be pretty generous. Yes, they have been driving us like cattle for quite awhile. It started in, what, March?, when sales of masks and sanitizers started going nuts - and it has been a continuous escalation leading to many of us working 60-hour weeks one-after-another all through 4th quarter. Sure, I would rather sacrifice some money and not work that much but since ya-gotta-do-what-ya-gotta-do, that's what has happened.

But we've been making a $5/hr covid premium the whole time. That's a pretty good premium.

All that OT plus premiums have made for some pretty eye-opening paycheques.

We got our profit sharing last week. It was supposed to be $6500 but they upped it to 10K.

And they are continuing the $5 premium at least until the end of March.

Again, I would prefer not work so much but it sure ain't hurting the ole retirement fund.
 

stevek

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My employer continues to be pretty generous. Yes, they have been driving us like cattle for quite awhile. It started in, what, March?, when sales of masks and sanitizers started going nuts - and it has been a continuous escalation leading to many of us working 60-hour weeks one-after-another all through 4th quarter. Sure, I would rather sacrifice some money and not work that much but since ya-gotta-do-what-ya-gotta-do, that's what has happened.

But we've been making a $5/hr covid premium the whole time. That's a pretty good premium.

All that OT plus premiums have made for some pretty eye-opening paycheques.

We got our profit sharing last week. It was supposed to be $6500 but they upped it to 10K.

And they are continuing the $5 premium at least until the end of March.

Again, I would prefer not work so much but it sure ain't hurting the ole retirement fund.
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:wow
 

Matty

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So the commercial space next to mine is vacant, and I showed it to someone today. The girl who messaged me about it on Facebook looked rough, but at this point I've accepted that that's the market for a $500/mth commercial space here... anyway, she shows up with a guy who's obviously a drug dealer. She doesn't say a word and the guy never gives me his name or tells me what he wants the space for. Anyway, the space is clearly not private enough for his drug dealing so they leave.

A couple hours later, my shop neighbor on the other side comes by to tell me that the car these two bozos arrived in is being towed away under police escort (two cars.)

Our best guess is that they stole the car they drove in and dumped it.

I'm calling this move the Owen Sound Uber.
 

Blitty

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Wow. So Owen Sound is like the Compton of Canada.




‘No need to ‘Owen’ your car in the Sound’
 
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Matty

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Not gonna lie, this building has been entertaining. And I'm grateful for my left-handed guitarist neighbor. Work would be lonely without him around. And around he is, all of the time.
 

Matty

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Boner_18

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So Matty this building/lot idea you're considering is commercial (not residential) right?
 

Matty

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The one I'm looking at right now is zoned commercial, but I assume mixed-use would be feasible? I dunno about these things. There are houses all around.


We could build a combo shop/house type thing. Total cost would probably be quite low, compared to buying a rundown older house.