CTV: Why the e-commerce boom could mean more jobs ...
When the new warehouse opened this spring, workers found that their jobs were less physically demanding than at the previous, manual warehouse in Edison, New Jersey. And rather than cutting jobs, the company added a third shift to keep up with rapidly growing demand.
Then there's REALITY:
"Less physically demanding" = monotonous, mind-numbing.
"Added a Third Shift" = Shift Work Disorder.
And there are STATISTICS
So now, like Mark Twain, we have "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics".
CBC: 'The millennial side hustle,' not stable job, is the new reality for university grads Recent graduates are finding a post-secondary education is no longer a guarantee of stable employment
But, but - wouldn't it be fun to be a robot's assistant, or at better yet, be the one who trains the robot's assistant? How cool is that!
Or, as the young Loblaws cashier said, you could try to get into police school, or join the military and "see the [traumatised] world".
Or how about being a cashier/warehouse/floor clerk at Canadian Tire? Or you could drive a courier truck to deliver online purchases - that is, until Amazon is allowed to use its own drones to drop your stuff (splat) at your door.
Once upon a time, Yours Truly had Amazon fever. Suffered a little bit of guilt about not supporting local business, but there was so much choice at Amazon, and the prices were so good, and there was such amazing human support. I absolutely loved the chat feature if I ran into a problem; the responders were always so caring, so eager to help.
In fact, most of my problems were with the unionized courier companies - including (especially) Canada Post drivers - who took out their chronic disgruntlement on the package recipients, by not delivering on the day they said they would, or by fibbing that customers weren't at home on the scheduled delivery day so they could just dump all the packages at the storefront pickup place.
Seeing how often this sort of thing happened, the joy fizzled out of my Amazon experience, and I began to wake up. If I had to go on foot to pick up my purchase, why the heck wasn't I buying locally?
Then Jeff Bezos himself ended my dilemma. He bragged and it was reported on many, many news sites - because he was, well, Jeff Bezos for pete's sake, the new next thing to God hisself - that anyone who didn't pay an annual fee (Prime membership) to speed up delivery and cover shipping costs (as opposed to cleverly buying enough stuff to get free shipping), would be considered "irresponsible". Well, like it says in the song (YouTube), I realized I had been "irresponsibly mad" for online shopping.
The account closure process (once you find where it is) is simple, but the responses were curt - so unlike the sugary ones to which I had grown accustomed.
Thereafter I made a concerted effort to support local business.
Well, Sears was a bust (they never did put the customer first), and WalMart is out unless absotively necessary. So I checked out Canada Computers because The Source was way too expensive, and had already shut down its closest outlet. Like Canadian Tire, you can browse CC's products online, then shop for them at your closest storefront (which means a fairly long walk for me, but it's good exercise). EXCEPT that the thing I wanted (an eReader) was only available as an online purchase. Back to square one!
I won't bore you with what transpired when I caved and ordered online. Sufficent to say I will never, ever do that again. If you want to see what others are saying, here's just one of the complaint sites.
I'm going to try Staples next. Lots of selection and good prices, although the cost of a bus trip to the foot of downtown is included.
Question: Why is CTV pandering so blatantly to Amazon? There's a word for that.
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Addendum: (Disobedient Media)
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, And The Wavering Pretense Of American Free Press
The past few weeks have been particularly unpleasant for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and The Washington Post, as news emerged that Amazon executive Roy Price was forced to resigne [sic] in the wake of sex abuse allegations.
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A way to induce people to obey Covid-19(84) rules!!
NYPost: ‘Mask mouth’ is a seriously stinky side effect of wearing masks --- dental disasters like decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath. LINK
CBC FINALLY REPORTS LAWSUIT - Details emerge of lawsuit over gov't coronavirus response
- The CBC itself is a defendant in the suit.
See also this video - scroll to 33 for English.
VIDEO: Querdenken Demonstration, Berlin
No translation - Just see it and feel it. LINK
BLAST FROM THE PAST
2014 - ONT Nurses' Union fights mandatory flu shots and masks.
Face masks, lies, damn lies, and public health officials: "A growing body of evidence"
Dr. Denis Rancourt LINK
Download the PDF in case it should go missing.
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Stuff You Didn't Want to Know About the Stock Market + Soros crystal ball.
Fauci Set the Standard for Mask Wearing ... and created a whole new art industry. 11/08/20
Political Word Games Galore 09/08/20
The Great Covid Box Race ... it's all the rage
Photo by Brian O'Connor, North Bay
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The COVID-19(84) Red Pill Email Archives
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATHS IN CANADA
WorldAtlas - LINK
THE WHO: TEN ACTIONS TOWARDS VACCINATION FOR ALL (PDF) LINK
Ontario Civil Liberties Assoc.- OCLA LINK
Vaccine group sues Trudeau government for ‘draconian and unjustifiable’ response to COVID-19 (including mandatory masks!) LINK + VIDEO
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ChychoLive: Current Events; Covid-19 Theories and Aftermath LINK
JUSTICE FOR MOHAMED HARKAT:
Stop Moe Harkat’s deportation to torture LINK
Will We Allow Canada To Deport Mohamed Harkat To Torture? ... HuffPost
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’42 Knees in One Day’: Israeli Snipers Open Up About Shooting Gaza Protesters
Israel’s War Criminals in Their Own Words
Miko Peled: The State of Israel Will Crumble ...
Does Israel "own"
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Israel Palestine Conflict 101
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