Well, it happened again, Montreal's public sector workers have completely screwed up a very simple paving job.
You may remember back in May when this photo went viral:
Construction workers who were frantically trying to finish a pavement job in time for the start of Formula E, thought it would be a good idea to pave around a parked car, instead of waiting to have it removed.
A hotel group based in Matane, Bonaventure and Percé — all seaside cities with beaches in Quebec's Gaspésie region — is hiring 30 hospitality workers for the summer season. Bonus: applicants don't need to speak French for certain positions.
Groupe Riôtel also provides accommodations near the hotel where you work so you won't have to worry about finding somewhere to stay. You'll essentially be paid to live and work in a gorgeous paradise!
Currently, the hotel group is hiring chefs, sous-chefs, hotel hosts, receptionists, maintenance workers, estheticians, pool technicians, bussers, banquet hall workers, call centre agents and more.
Nathalie Blouin, Riôtel's vice-president of sales and marketing, told MTL Blog that while bilingualism is an asset, applicants don't have to speak any French to work in the region due to subsections of Anglophone populations in the Gaspé peninsula.
Each posting is different and requires different education, skills and experience — but suffice to say, we would make the move to work in a small seaside city in Quebec for the summer.
Groupe Riôtel in Gaspésie
Salary: Varies by role
Location: Matane, Bonaventure & Percé, Quebec
Company: Groupe Riôtel
Who Should Apply: Any hospitality worker — French isn't needed.
This includes the seven organizations that launched the 5-10-15 campaign, which advocates for giving workers their schedule five days in advance, giving workers 10 days of paid leave in case of illness or family responsibilities, and a minimum wage of $15 per hour.
No matter where you work, Quebec's Act respecting labour standards, enforced by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), lays out which days off you are entitled to take. Here are some of them.
The Quebec government specifies that employers must allow employees to be absent from work for the purpose of jury duty or to be a witness during a trial — so your employer cannot fire, suspend or discipline you for your absence.
Employers are not required to pay you if you are required to be absent for court. But prospective jurors and witnesses can claim an allowance or compensation for time spent in court.
If your employer penalizes you for a court absence, you can make a complaint with the Tribunal administratif du travail, in addition to taking any appropriate legal action.
Canada's Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland said that the new federal budget measures "will lift nearly 100,000 people out of poverty."
Legislation to increase the federal minimum wage would tie it to inflation and include "provisions to ensure that where provincial or territorial minimum wages are higher, that wage will prevail," according to a press release.
"This will directly benefit over 26,000 workers who currently make less than $15 per hour in the federally regulated private sector," the government said.