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Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Dec 10, 2012 - 12:15am PT
This thread has taught me more about contemporary Canada than I could've imagined, and I have actually seen Fubar... in a hotel room in san diego....

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Dec 10, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
Someone looking forward to working during the next summer season in Yosemite might be interested in this opportunity:

Yosemite Close-Up Tours
P. O. Box 2312, Mariposa, CA 95338

Yosemite Driver-Guides Wanted!

Summer tour guides will lead nature & history tours in Yosemite National Park. Work will begin as part-time, temporary. Pay begins at $15 per hour for 8-hour days.

Minimum qualifications:

• At least 21 years of age;
• Possess a California Class B drivers license with a Passenger Endorsement;
• Possess a clean driving record for the last 3 years;
• Possess current training in CPR and Basic First Aid or more advanced training;
• Be willing to submit to and able to pass random drug testing;
• Possess excellent verbal communication skills combined with an upbeat, positive, and friendly personality;
• Once committed to work certain days, must be reliable and punctual;
• Must have reliable phone communication at home;

Desirable Qualifications:

• Possess thorough knowledge of the human and natural history of Yosemite National Park.
• Find genuine enjoyment, sharing knowledge and personal experiences with people of all ages and nationalities in Yosemite
• Have previous experience leading groups in outdoor settings.
• Possess specialized or focused knowledge in such areas as bird-watching, rock-climbing, geology, Yosemite ecosystems; ethno-botany; etc.
• Speak one or more foreign languages.
• Present a clean, well-groomed appearance.
• Reside in or be willing to relocate to Mariposa, CA for the summer.

We will be pleased to train guides in the natural and human history of Yosemite and offer free tours to applicants, so they can learn first-hand about the kind of tours that we offer and what would be expected of one of our guides.

If you apply and don’t possess the required driver’s license, we can provide the use of one of our vans to practice driving and to take the driving test which would probably take place on a business day in Fresno. Please plan on passing the written tests and allowing at least 45 days from passing the written exams before taking the Driving Test. The DMV has a long waiting list for commercial driving tests.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest and a written resume as email attachments to If you have questions, please submit them in your letter.

Thank you.

Mountain climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
Latest on Chinese miners being recruited for jobs in Canada:

see for full story

Chinese miners asked to pay for Canadian jobs
CBC investigation finds recruiters offering jobs to inexperienced miners
By Lisa Laventure, CBC News

Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:10 PM PT

Labour brokers may be charging Chinese miners up to $16,000 for the chance to work in Canadian mines as temporary foreign workers, a CBC investigation has found.
The National visited a prominent recruitment agency in Beijing carrying hidden cameras. Investigators posing as miners learned that workers with minimal mining experience are being offered positions in Canadian gold, copper and potash mines.
Recruiters said that, once working in Canada, miners would be paid no less than $10 per hour. Permanent workers in Canada’s underground and surface mines are paid on average $25 to $30 per hour.
Investigators also learned that workers are asked to pay a deposit of several thousand dollars to secure a spot in a Canadian mine. The agency said that the remainder of the $16,000 fee is taken directly from the miner’s paycheque until paid in full...

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 10, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Too much work, not enough time off.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 10, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
Even our fundamentalist evangelical accountant Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has stepped back expediently from the labour expedience of the Chinese Miner scandal.

It is an attempt at a variation on traditional human trafficing. That it's obvious to the GOD WILL JUDGE US IN THE END crowd who currently hold power, is a big example of ethical pause.

To be clear, I have no problem with any one finding opportunity for a better life any where they can find it.

Slavery is wrong though, no matter how palatably it is presented to the locals.

We are in the midst of a media barrage about the need for labour to fill the positions of the retiring Baby Boomers. There was never a crisis if industry had supported the youth coming up through apprenticeship or at least basic on the job training.

All the gangsters and PlayStation wannabes are the byproduct of market success without labour (people) growth. This was some kind of economic triumph a few recessions past but has become the chickens who come home to roost, steal, extort,deal and bully the neighborhood.

It's some big surprise that international crime organizations see an opportunity ?

Mountain climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Too much work, not enough time off

You just want to climb, more than earning less than minimum wage :-)
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:09am PT
Just watched FUBAR 2 for the second time - easily one of my favorite movies of all time.
And pretty much a biopic of my years from 14 to 16.
Can't wait to find the first one somewhere.

Crazy what is going on in Canada now - another Republican scum sucker selling out his country.

Those potash mines are in Northern Saskatchewan - I have friends working all over Saskatchewan now and it was pretty much a dying province when i was a kid.

Trad climber
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
i'm rich!! you guys should see how much pot ash i have, like buckets full. cormier's got some too so i guess we are set! wooohoooo!

Dec 24, 2012 - 12:30am PT
^^^My garage floor is covered in it too, never knew it was worth anything. Maybe I'll stop sweeping it out every Sunday.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 24, 2012 - 07:28am PT
I retired because work used to make me hurt.
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