Oh no! Tim Hortons plummets in ranking of Canadian brands


Cannuck
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Yes, those fat-cat "entitled" at Tim Horton's, eh?

Nobody likes a bully.

Compared to Pete, Timmy workers are entitled fat cats.
 
captain morgan
+1
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

That's what happens when a foreign corporate entity takes over (buys) a successful institution. They don't give a rats ass about the employees - it's all about the money which is why they purchased it to begin with.

It's a 2-way street.

The employer needs the employees just as much as the employees need the employer and each body has a degree of control. A move to unionize is in many regards a motion to gain greater control.

Depending on how the conversation went in the example you responded to, I am not terribly surprised that the employer countered that move with one of their own.
 
Murphy
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

...It certainly got nationwide media attention. I don't know if that really stopped too many people. Just added to the load since that was only in Ontario. Anyone I have talked to about it just said they were tired of long waits for crappy food and lousy coffee. Funny thing even in union towns no one much cares about the low end workers as long as they get cheap prices.

I believe this has been mentioned before, but the province created the problem when they upped the minimum wage. Some franchisees reacted by changing their business plan, which I would have done if it cut into my bottom line.

The Ontario government caused this, but it seems they got away with it. They managed to deflect most of the blame onto the individual business people. Any employee perks that went away were because these businesses had to pay out an additional $2.75/hr to many of their employees.

Not all franchise owners have money to burn. They have their own bills and have owned their businesses for different lengths of time. As a result, changes had to be made. Some were not liked by employees or customers. For the people in Ontario, remember this in June.
 
captain morgan
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

I believe this has been mentioned before, but the province created the problem when they upped the minimum wage. Some franchisees reacted by changing their business plan, which I would have done if it cut into my bottom line.

The Ontario government caused this, but it seems they got away with it. They managed to deflect most of the blame onto the individual business people. Any employee perks that went away were because these businesses had to pay out an additional $2.75/hr to many of their employees.

Not all franchise owners have money to burn. They have their own bills and have owned their businesses for different lengths of time. As a result, changes had to be made. Some were not liked by employees or customers. For the people in Ontario, remember this in June.

The minimum wage increase was not the big shocker here, it was ultimately the severity of the increase coupled with how fast it was being put in place.

That $2.75/hr is the number that the employee will see (at the extreme low end) however it's a larger # for the employer when the payroll taxes, etc are factored in.

Further to that. everyone withing that $2.75 range will also be expecting a relative increase as well.

You can't fault the actual fundamentals of the policy, but it's in the way that it was executed that has screwed small business
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#35
Dirtiest bathrooms in a fast food restaurant. Who the hell puts a hand dryer next to a urinal?
 
Murphy
#36
I guess they need to hire more employees.
 
Curious Cdn
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Dirtiest bathrooms in a fast food restaurant. Who the hell puts a hand dryer next to a urinal?

All I know is that after washing my hands in one of their restrooms, I open doors with my elbows and hold my hands up like a surgeon heading into an operating room. Half the human race was not properly toilet trained.
 
Murphy
#38
But...donuts!

Thank goodness the employees don't use those washrooms!