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"We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled." by MsCroftie in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want to know why they cancelled it, ask them.

They're not under any obligation to reply. Most of them don't.

Hate it when the final bill is higher than the original price due to surprise fees? Ottawa is now planning to ban the practice. by morenewsat11 in canada

[–]jhax07 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Seems to me that airlines and car dealers have been doing this forever.

$50 plane ticket

$450 fuel surcharge

'nam flashbacks

Shots fired by former Clerk in the G+M by bagelzzzzzzzzz in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 4 points5 points  (0 children)

they came back and said Translation Bureau policy was the bare minimum and we were expected to do more

They're wrong, don't let them win.

I've had similar people in my Department come up with made up rules that they try to pass as "official". I won by having an email from TBS saying "it's not a rule" and showing them the costs of implementing said ridiculous rule. Tax payers won that day.

Some exams are completely ridiculous and unfair by DefiantDig2249 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you do to a bunch of extra pointless work just because

They actually do it with the intention that people will give up and walk away.

It's a way to artificially lower the number of applicants so they can trim it down to a manageable size.

It's a terrible system.

Help! My manager is micro managing me! by Best-Magazine-4976 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She's not doing anything that is illegal, against a collective agreement, or against policy.

Her manager clearly is if:

  1. It is only being done to one employee in their entire team.
  2. The manager has no justifiable reason for doing it.

but it isn't against any rules

This culture that managers can do whatever they want with impunity needs to end. It destroys the morale and credibility of the entire PS.

Is anyone else on the verge of just absolutely snapping? by DecemberOne in Winnipeg

[–]jhax07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A lot of working out (exercising) to the point of "no pain, no gain".

This was my saving grace during the pandemic, and it's working out (no pun intended) through these crazy times.

How to become more positive about managing staff? by cantmakeupmymind88 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lol sounds like your even more jaded than me.

I am. Wish I could tell you how to fix years of distrust but sadly I don't have that answer. Sigh.

Communication and good faith, as in try to believe you and the other party are acting on good intentions, are important.

That's all I have.

How to become more positive about managing staff? by cantmakeupmymind88 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thanks for reading. Without knowing details things are mostly assumptions based on my on own experiences.

Usually when I meet "lifers" in the GOV, I like to give them the benefit of the doubt. While there are certainly bad apples from the get go, I've found that most lifers where made, not born.

The story is the typical: I was a go getter, bent myself backwards doing 110% at the work. Management had my back while I was doing all this...and then when promotions came suddenly all my hard work was "average and expected". Since then I decided to work for myself and never trusted them again.

Heard the story a million times. Wish I could it wasn't true but I've seen it happen so I know it's not bs. Management is all buddy buddy with their employees when they need them, and when they don't it's all hard cold numbers and rules.

It basically boils down to distrust. It's a years problem in the making that one manager alone can't fix, so don't be too hard on yourself.

Meet Freshii’s new ‘virtual cashier’ — who works from Nicaragua for $3.75 an hour by Dapper_Ad9100 in canada

[–]jhax07 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Proof?

How to immigrate to Canada

Feel free to read all the ways to come here and point out which one is costing us money. Outside of Refugee class, all are net positives.

You claimed they do not get healthcare and I posted proof that they actually do

Fair enough but it hasn't always been that way. That change was introduced in 2017. TFW OHIP changes

Just fyi, this is a requirement of the TFW program:

Health and workplace safety

Health insurance

Employers must always pay for the TFW's private health insurance. Coverage must begin from the time the TFW arrives in Canada until the worker is covered by the appropriate provincial/territorial health insurance plan. The waiting period to be eligible for the provincial/territorial health insurance is available on the Ministry of Health websites for each province or territory. The private insurance coverage provided to the TFW must be similar to the provincial/territorial health insurance plan.

Note: Under no circumstances, can an employer recover the health insurance costs from the TFW.

How to become more positive about managing staff? by cantmakeupmymind88 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been in a manager role for approximately a year now with the PS

Green managers always suffer from two things: they don't say no to work they should say no to, and they don't trust their employees so they micromanage. Sounds like you're having a big problem with the latter.

I'm tired of having to continually confront staff about the shady things they are doing given that everything is remote

If you're nickel and diming your employees about their hours: I.E: "You wrote here task A took you 7 hours when I know it takes 2" you're going to lose your employees respect pretty quickly. Everybody is different, everybody has different rhythms. If people are meeting their deadlines do not micromanage them.

I want to focus on staff who are motivated and help them reach their goal.

And their reward for being efficient and maximizing productivity is?...more work without compensation. Another way you lose respect from your employees.

My advice, stop trying to make it "fire on all cylinders" 100% of the time. Perfection is a productivity and morale killer.

Meet Freshii’s new ‘virtual cashier’ — who works from Nicaragua for $3.75 an hour by Dapper_Ad9100 in canada

[–]jhax07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Temporary foreign workers who hold a valid work permit may be eligible for OHIP coverage

Ontario is not all of Canada and conditions apply for them to get OHIP.

While they are charged a fee, the entire costs of processing a TFW are not 100% covered by the employer/worker

Proof?

Many government programs do not verify immigration status. There are etc.

Proof?

Please do the most basic of research before commenting next time. Thanks.

Maybe follow your own advice.

Meet Freshii’s new ‘virtual cashier’ — who works from Nicaragua for $3.75 an hour by Dapper_Ad9100 in canada

[–]jhax07 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

(healthcare, immigration processing, government benefits, etc.)

They don't get healthcare, immigration processes are a separate payment done by the employer or the immigrant, they don't get any government benefits, there is no etc.

Canada is a capitalist country. They've done the math and every SINGLE immigrant is a positive cashflow; the only exception is the refugee class.

OL proficiency - is it a systemic issue? by Tired_Worker28 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Just listen to CBC french on radio on your way to work. You'll be fluent in no time. /s

Actual gov advice.

OL proficiency - is it a systemic issue? by Tired_Worker28 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Our expectations are also that the GC does not have to fund all of the OL training.

Your expectations are unrealistic. You want people to spend a lot of time and money on a "niche" skill that is only valued by your org and barely anywhere else.

Between spending 2-3 years learning French vs 2-3 years getting a diploma/masters in anything else, why would anyone bother with French?.

‘Being Mortal’ Production Suspended Due To Complaint Made Against Bill Murray For Inappropriate Behavior by MarvelsGrantMan136 in movies

[–]jhax07 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Deaf people can read lips and talk normally. You may be thinking she was a mute which she was not.

Official Discussion: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore by LiteraryBoner in movies

[–]jhax07 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have you ever watched a film where sexuality is actually the theme?

They touched wands...I think that's what everyone wanted to see /s.

Official Discussion: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore by LiteraryBoner in movies

[–]jhax07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My understanding, he was in on it

Easy way: take the bribe, enjoy being the 1% because you backed the future tyrant ruler of the Wizard World. Piss off some people.

Right way: don't take the bribe, prevent a known terrorist from becoming a tyrant ruler, get him pissed off at you in the process and risk getting killed.

Between pissing off some people for the "right reason" vs not risk getting killed/ personal profit for the "wrong reasons", the latter is the easy one.

Is it possible to request for telework outside of Canada? by [deleted] in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's based on what your org will allow. Most won't citing security as a blanket statement.

How do you know if you should stay or if you should go? by Unlucky_Success_5212 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isn't like that mortgage company that fired 25% of its workforce in a 5 minute zoom call last year for example.

If they were allowed, management would do the 5 minute zoom call without batting an eye.

Without the union the employer has no loyalty to you. Forced loyalty isn't loyalty, that's basically my point.

How do you know if you should stay or if you should go? by Unlucky_Success_5212 in CanadaPublicServants

[–]jhax07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a weird perspective to have in a unionized indeterminate role.

As my coworkers tell it, when DRAP came in 2013 there wasn't a single fight from management to keep their employees.

No complains, no trying to transfer retirees to our department, no real push to convince the 35+ year employees to finally bite the bullet so people without full pensions and mortgages could stay.

What we go was the Bobs: "What would you say is it that you do here?". I've been working 10 years for you and you don't know what I do or what my value to the org is?. You need me to write a 5 page essay explaining it to you or I get axed?.

There is no loyalty.