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Old Jan 7, 2022, 10:32 pm
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Anyone have any good cocktail recipes that involve Amarula?

Originally Posted by canadiancow
When you have unlimited vacation
Are you guys hiring?
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Old Jan 7, 2022, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
Are you guys hiring?
Yes. I'm not exactly sure what we're looking for on the non-eng side, but your skillset could actually be quite useful.
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Old Jan 7, 2022, 11:05 pm
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Unlimited vacation is pretty much standard in tech. It's also a clever way to keep vacation accruals off the books, including when someone leaves.

And 'unlimited' vacation is like 'unlimited' bandwidth - the management reserves the rights to throttle it at any time.
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Unlimited vacation is pretty much standard in tech.
Definitely not at the one I'm working for. The concept of time off is... I don't want to post too much publicly, but perhaps I'll say "not looked on too favourably" and leave anything beyond that for a different venue.
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 1:33 am
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I certainly don't think it's standard. But I've seen it a few times, and I have a few friends with it.

And it's always worked better for me than the alternative. And probably for the company too.

If I need to pull out my laptop for an hour on a flight to YUL, I don't mind.

Because they don't mind when I leave at 1300 to catch a 7M8.

If I have some downtime on my week in BCN, I get some work done.

If I want to take two 5 day weekends in Europe between Feb 16 and Mar 7, they're good with that. And the week in Asia 6 weeks later. And the 2 weeks 6 months later. And whatever other trips I'll book.

Compare that to a place I worked that gave me 15 days a year. It wasn't sufficient, so I took some unpaid leave. My manager "suggested" I bring my work laptop in case anything came up. On unpaid leave.

​​​​​​I'm on my 8th full-time job. I vastly prefer unlimited, and I definitely use it.
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 5:24 am
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I guess I know what I'm doing this morning

I love it when the wind blows a bare spot beside my driveway.
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by smallmj
We get them in Nova Scotia:
https://novascotia.ca/lae/employment...holidaypay.asp
(Note the section "When the Holiday Falls on an Employees Regular Day Off")
I guess we are a worker's paradise or something.
Or for us tourist it was a food dessert.....
Option 1 - Donair..... Option 2 - Donair..... Option 3 - Donair......
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 12:01 pm
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smallmj - You never told me that you moved to YVR! Stop by for a beverage sometime.
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by smallmj
I guess I know what I'm doing this morning

I love it when the wind blows a bare spot beside my driveway.
Wow, and it was this weekend I was to book a cheap $119 flight each way to YHZ for a wonderful weekend of lobster and Oak Island......glad i stayed home, lol

Just think of that work out now that gym's are closed
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
I certainly don't think it's standard. But I've seen it a few times, and I have a few friends with it.

And it's always worked better for me than the alternative. And probably for the company too.
But if the company expects you to work 100 hours every week, they probably wouldn't agree

Originally Posted by global happy traveller
Or for us tourist it was a food dessert.....Option 1 - Donair..... Option 2 - Donair..... Option 3 - Donair......
You eat donairs for dessert? I usually think of them as more of a main course
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
But if the company expects you to work 100 hours every week, they probably wouldn't agree
They do not.
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by HerpaYvr
Just think of that work out now that gym's are closed
I was lucky, about 10 minutes in my neighbour's boyfriend came by and plowed out the driveway for us. Saved at least an hour of hard work by me and the 14 year old. My wife baked a nice focaccia as a thank you.
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Old Jan 8, 2022, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
You eat donairs for dessert? I usually think of them as more of a main course
The condensed milk they pour on them in Halifax does make them pretty sweet
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Old Jan 10, 2022, 7:43 pm
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Never thought I'd see YXS as providing a "first in the world" situation ... even for this reason

Not really a prime connection location, so I'm a bit confused by the business model/market, unless it's just for those who forgot to pack their fix?
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Old Jan 10, 2022, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by smallmj
I guess I know what I'm doing this morning

I love it when the wind blows a bare spot beside my driveway.
Well the good news based on that pic is that you didn't have to spend 2 hours clearing your roof like I did today.
Couple of heavy storms left us with thigh deep snow and some nasty widow makers overhanging. One part of the roof slid down two nights ago and left a mound about 8X8 by 4' high just outside our side door.
Prius? My wife's did not like deep snow. Traction control was too sensitive.
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