How can we move more jobs to Chatham?
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What about jobs moving to Victoriaville, QC? That’s the real question.
Lol - are you kidding me? Since when was commuting to Toronto desirable? Any time I go to VPC, more than half the staff don’t seem to be around. Everyone has to work from home or come in at off hours because of the traffic. LOL... just LOL.
no one wants to commute to that town. It's insane to have a major corporation there. Maybe Apple should move to Port Franks or Tesla to Owen Sound.
For certain professions, yes, you wouldn't find many people in that field living locally. But many people are willing to move there for the reasons mentioned in other comments. And once someone moves there, they usually are usually committed for the long haul and plan to stay a long time, if not their entire career. Not to mention I think 30 or 40 percent of the people who work in Chatham actually live in Windsor or London.
the talent pool in that area mediocre at best.
Im from VPC. Our Chatham team has a lot of good people too and I hope no one in (both location) loses their job. Ideally, we can downsize by having our employees retire and people leaving to pursue other interest. Dont hire any more new people or have everyone take a pay cut.
The former President of Union Gas said in less than 10 years there will be 1 vice ppresident left and most likely based out of the dawn office, not sure what the dawn office is.
Who wants to live in Chatham? Not me.
Yeah, I can't imagine things will bode that well for Chatham. I don't see why they'd ever move Energy Services (bds&t) since Enbridge's equivalent department was small and isn't exactly known for competence. Anything else.... who knows. Kind of unfortunate because our mediocre salaries go way, way farther in Chatham. Honestly people, if you can get to Chatham it's like winning the lottery. Fewer job prospects, yes, but you can live really well. I say that as someone who has lived in both Toronto and the Chatham area and other places as well... whatever big city stuff you want to do can be found in Detroit and everything from food to housing is dramatically cheaper. You can eat the freshest, cheapest vegetables all summer and you can get local meat and eggs without paying a hipster premium for organic/naturally raised. Not to mention you can buy a waterfront house for what you'd pay for a sh--ty attached house in Toronto.
Hahaha as if. After the five years is up they’ll be a lot of jobs leaving Chatham.
I have no special or “inside” information on this, but I would assume some of the directors (and maybe even VPs) will start consolidating jobs in one location or the other. There has been a lot of travelling going on since the restructuring... that gets old fast and probably won’t be tolerated forever. I think the only question is if they will do this by attrition (eg as people leave in Chatham, their jobs will be replaced in Toronto) or wholesale (everyone has to move at once).