Two CBC stories

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Story #1: Not enough people want to join the VPD [cbc]

Apparently despite my inability to find work Vancouver has a hot job market which is keeping people away from applying for the Vancouver Police Department. Understanable given that the job does not pay as well as others, and you have to fight firemen [mbv]. Hmm…. I wonder if the VPD is looking to hire an out-of-shape chubby fellow with a heart condition who’s afraid of loud noises.

Story #2: Hey there’s a strike on [cbc] & [cbc]

Wait there’s a strike going on? I just thought those people outside the libraries were there for some sort of jobs fair or perhaps because they really want to stop children from reading books. It’s stupid that it has gone on that long, but on the plus side it does allow protesters a chance to completely discredit their causes. For example The Anti-Poverty Committee has taken credit for dumping garbage in front of Mayor Sam Sullivan’s condominium building. The message, “We’re really lacking in creativity.” Or maybe it’s “People who are against poverty litter.”

But yeah, this isn’t ending any time soon. Hopefully the theatre of the idiotic will continue on both sides, otherwise we’ll probably just forget about it once the Canucks’ new jersey is released.

2 Comments so far

  1. carolbrowne (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

    At the movies last weekend, we saw a recruiting ad for the Edmonton Police Departmant. They paid to have one of those slides up before they start the commercials rolling. I thought that was pretty weird, but the VPD as well? Who knew?

  2. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 6:26 pm

    Yeah, we saw that before Superbad last night. The armed forces are also having trouble recruiting. I suppose careers where you get shot at just don’t have the allure of those where you don’t get shot at.

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