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#31 Seņor Santos

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:41 AM

So why not call them and ask?

Does CANUCKS.COM REALLY seem like the best place for advice about a longshore job?

Instead of being a clown, perhaps get off your unemployed ass and do some research.


Are you really surprised? He's looking for a job where he does next to nothing but gets paid more than most people do.

Seems to fit the personality type just fine to me.

Still, its a pretty sweet gig, just hard for me to respect it.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:32 AM

What age are you, I know people who got in and they have kids and a family to support. And they have to let the job go just because they rarely get work when your on the bottom on seniority, It takes 3-4 years to move up into the position where you can get actually get semi-consistent work. Lots of the guys/gals that work there become drug addicts and gamblers, because they dont know how to handle the money, Ive actually had a foreman tell my friend he doesnt even trust the guys on the machines/mega dock-lifts because a lot of them are on 'blow' on the job.

Goto school and get something you can depend on because Im telling you right now, they did a draw in '06 and another in '08 I think, so with this economy and the fact they got people there waiting for work, its a VERY slim chance that there going to hiring more greens any time soon. (IMO atleast 4-6yr before the next one in Vanterm) Deltaport Im not sure about though.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:26 AM

So why not call them and ask?

Does CANUCKS.COM REALLY seem like the best place for advice about a longshore job?

Instead of being a clown, perhaps get off your unemployed ass and do some research.

you think i haven't tried? im asking here because almost everyone who posts lives in the lower mainland and might know a thing or two. and who says im unemployed? im in my 3rd year as an electrical apprentice.

u mad you will never get this job?

Face it buddy you're not getting in. Time to explore a different avenue

we'll just see about that;)


What age are you, I know people who got in and they have kids and a family to support. And they have to let the job go just because they rarely get work when your on the bottom on seniority, It takes 3-4 years to move up into the position where you can get actually get semi-consistent work. Lots of the guys/gals that work there become drug addicts and gamblers, because they dont know how to handle the money, Ive actually had a foreman tell my friend he doesnt even trust the guys on the machines/mega dock-lifts because a lot of them are on 'blow' on the job.

Goto school and get something you can depend on because Im telling you right now, they did a draw in '06 and another in '08 I think, so with this economy and the fact they got people there waiting for work, its a VERY slim chance that there going to hiring more greens any time soon. (IMO atleast 4-6yr before the next one in Vanterm) Deltaport Im not sure about though.


well i guess they didn't make a smart decision leaving this job. currently work at delta port is crazy and most shifts they call people from vancouver because they can't get enough people to work.

im in my 3rd year as an electrical apprentice so if i don't get into longshore which is a 1% chance then i can always come back to the company i currently work for.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:31 AM

Being a journeyman electrician is basically a job where you get paid in blank cheques. Why not stick with that? You get to work indoors too.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:43 AM

Being a journeyman electrician is basically a job where you get paid in blank cheques. Why not stick with that? You get to work indoors too.


Yah thats true, indoor and comfortable once you get your red seal.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:02 AM

well i guess they didn't make a smart decision leaving this job. currently work at delta port is crazy and most shifts they call people from vancouver because they can't get enough people to work.

im in my 3rd year as an electrical apprentice so if i don't get into longshore which is a 1% chance then i can always come back to the company i currently work for.


If you have access to info about Dport then you must know somebody who works there ect, they would be a lot more help than random people on CDC. If anyone will know before hand that there hiring or about to hire it'll be the guys in the union.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:48 PM

Yeah my dads been really busy at DeltaPort lately..money is flowing in for those guys.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:17 PM

i wouldn't care especially when im making almost $300 or more a day lol

You would think. But after doing graveyards for a while back when I worked at the casino, I wouldn't do that again full time for all the money in the world.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:18 AM

You may think that, but as a person who does work night shifts I can tell you that they can be pretty rough on you long term.

Some people are natural night owls.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:37 AM

Some people are natural night owls.


Don't get me wrong, I prefer the night shift over day, but I can also tell the damage that it does to my body.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:55 AM

The thing about these kind of high paying low skill level jobs are that in a case of firing or major injury you are screwed. You only have HS education and the only experience you have is doing labour at a port/dock. AKA you have no job market.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:16 AM

I know atleast 15-20 people who work there
atleast 12 must be family including my dad, and the rest my dads close friends
Everyone of them are in the union except for 2 of them



What's sad is the public just accepts this.


Why? If their getting payed, nobody else should care.
It's the people paying who should care
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 01:31 PM

I know atleast 15-20 people who work there
atleast 12 must be family including my dad, and the rest my dads close friends
Everyone of them are in the union except for 2 of them





Why? If their getting payed, nobody else should care.
It's the people paying who should care



They're union what can the people that own the port do.
The amount they get paid and yet they still want a bigger piece of the pie.
They routinely stop work and slow down unloading just to piss the owners off, a third of them come to work high or on alcohol because they can get away with it, some sabotage machines to get a longer coffee break. They're slowing down business for their own selfish interests,which ultimately leads to the cost of transport being so high that the price of the goods being shipped in for our own consumption goes up.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:10 PM

What does that have to do with the subject of this thread?

Kind of like excusing thieves because there are murderers on the loose.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:17 PM

When you have no education, no hope, no money and nowhere to go and flipping burgers high is too hard to concentrate on, Call the Long shoremen!! Every underachievers last chance option since 1907..
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:25 PM

When you have no education, no hope, no money and nowhere to go and flipping burgers high is too hard to concentrate on, Call the Long shoremen!! Every underachievers last chance option since 1907..


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:21 AM

you think i haven't tried? im asking here because almost everyone who posts lives in the lower mainland and might know a thing or two. and who says im unemployed? im in my 3rd year as an electrical apprentice.

u mad you will never get this job?

Posted ImagePosted Image I'm mad that I dont get this job? I couldnt care less actually. For a guy who is apparently older than 13, you really act childish.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:38 AM

I know a couple of longshoreman. One got in because his dad is in the union. Another got in through the lottery thing back in '05. And my bro got in with help from a family friend who is in the union. Seems like they all make great money but i'd rather go to school, finish my degree and do something worthwhile.

Is that the one where they "accidentally" gave out the wrong address to the general public and the correct address to the family and friends?
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:14 PM

Posted ImagePosted Image I'm mad that I dont get this job? I couldnt care less actually. For a guy who is apparently older than 13, you really act childish.

what was the purpose of you coming into this thread and flaming me? if you don't know **** about this job then leave.

and yes you are mad

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:56 PM

What does that have to do with the subject of this thread?

Kind of like excusing thieves because there are murderers on the loose.



so we can continue to slag longshoremen?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:15 PM

Is that the one where they "accidentally" gave out the wrong address to the general public and the correct address to the family and friends?


lol is that what they said? i remember something about an "application"...i guess whoever got that, was able to get in. The union members were able to get a few so obviously they gave them to family/friends.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:04 AM

what was the purpose of you coming into this thread and flaming me? if you don't know **** about this job then leave.

and yes you are mad

actually little boy, I was curious about this. After having done some homework on it, it was pretty easy to find the information I was curious about.

I suggest doing the same thing. I'm not even remotely mad or irritated, it's funny how upset you get.

And btw, perhaps you should take your own advice if you dont know "crap" about this job. Posted Image
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:26 AM

My Dad's friend is a LS and about 8 years ago he told me to go down to this place in Surrey were they would be handing out applications. It was supposed to be 'hush-hush' but when I showed up it was a ******* 'gong-show', thousands of people and two different locations (one was a ruse). It was crazy.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:34 AM

I know atleast 15-20 people who work there
atleast 12 must be family including my dad, and the rest my dads close friends
Everyone of them are in the union except for 2 of them





Why? If their getting payed, nobody else should care.
It's the people paying who should care



Why? Well, costing the port authority costs the public money. Never mind that a high paying no skill job is only available to insiders sounds like the corrupt working of a third world country not Canada.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:35 AM

My Dad's friend is a LS and about 8 years ago he told me to go down to this place in Surrey were they would be handing out applications. It was supposed to be 'hush-hush' but when I showed up it was a ******* 'gong-show', thousands of people and two different locations (one was a ruse). It was crazy.



Go Corruption Go! No, seriously, ****!:angry:
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:39 AM

I once had a paper application offered to me for $6,000
Apparently that easiest way to get in.


While I suspect this isn't true, I'd be prepared to believe it. That's a highly coveted job.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:32 AM

No most likely it is true
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:54 AM

No most likely it is true



What's corruption without kickbacks/bribes? :frantic:
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:15 PM

No, that he knows someone who paid a few thousand to get a application.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:08 AM

actually little boy, I was curious about this. After having done some homework on it, it was pretty easy to find the information I was curious about.

I suggest doing the same thing. I'm not even remotely mad or irritated, it's funny how upset you get.

And btw, perhaps you should take your own advice if you dont know "crap" about this job. Posted Image


what information? if you think your ever going to get in, you wont.
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