[quote=“TerriblePerson”]That doesn’t tell me why the city doesn’t have a bylaw officer. That tells me the old guy left.
You can ignore bthedog. No clue about what it takes to actually live in the NW these days. Half the city does not work for the port, and port related jobs aren’t longshoring jobs. You can say Tim Horton’s is a port related job, if you want to be ridiculous. Even working at the port authority head office doesn’t earn you the income of a longshoreman.
Plus, how does one become a longshoreman? Either your someone’s baby-boy, or through a lottery system (nepotism is also a type of lottery). Most people won’t get work with the union. I keep laughing my arse off when someone says “good paying jobs are here, you just have to look hard enough.” LOL. Yeah.
And then when does one consider: increasing costs of your gas bill, increasing hydro costs, slightly decreasing fuel costs after years of skyrocketing fuel prices, grocery prices that are going up, property tax that continues to go up, your cable bill that seems to cost more than its worth, recycling fees on simply getting your oil changed… and now rent prices that take 60% of your monthly income (if not more if you are making min. wage). So, bthedog can keep pissing on our yards telling us its just a little watering. Get real.[/quote]
A.) You asked what happened to the bylaw officer…I answered that. You never asked why the city doesn’t have a bylaw officer right now.
B.) If you think longshormen is the only port-related job, than you need to educate yourself. Longshoreman is only one of many many professions that work in port related activities in Prince Rupert. I am talking about the thousands of people working in any of these positions: electricians, sheetmetal, millwrights, mechanics, technologists, engineers, heavy equipment operators, longshoremen, welders, computer programmers/analysts/specialists, general labourers, information management specialists, public relations officers, shipping agents, border control agents, truck drivers, locomotive drivers, rail yard workers, carpenters, boilermakers, masons, plumbers, human resources specialists, bookkeepers, accountants, accounting clerks, financial advisers/specialists, marketing specialists, secretaries, receptionists, security guards, coast guards, vessel pilots, commodity inspectors, environmental officers, safety specialists/coordinators, top level managers and others fields that work directly/indirectly with port activities in this city.
C.) I have a very good idea what it is like to live here and survive here since I have lived here for over 3 decades. Whether I somehow ended up in a better spot than where you are (if that is even the case) is not my fault/has nothing to do with me…and I won’t apologize for it. I have yet to witness anyone in my network of friends/family/acquaintance who have failed to secure a decent paying job in this city.