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    i work at canadian tire in ontario and it is the worst place to work in town.
    we recently had a major changeover in our store, we have recieved a new "owner" of the store. i am personally going on my 3rd year of working there and i hate it!
    i have worked at that crap hole for 2 years longer then the new owner of the store so you would think i would maybe know the ~small town of 7500 people~ a little better then this new city boy who never even heard of the town till he was forcefully moved here.
    but no, he has repeatedly called employee's, managers, even customers idoits, made racial comments, ive been called every name in the book by this guy. we started haveing issues after i simply asked to go over with him my bank statement because i miss read and thought i had approximatly 500$ taken from my account and put into they're account.
    honest mistake so i appologized for takeing his time and confronting him on it which i thought to be very polite and i was respectfull in my mind.
    apparently not because his remark was "whatever you say" then in a quieter voice to the manager, who he called into his office to help discuss. regardless of my request for a priviate talk. he stated "i cant believe the previous owner hired such a fuck up, he must have been a peice of work" to which i repiled "sorry what did you say" and he replied "nothing that concernes you now get back to work you've already wasted enough time, in fact you will not be takeing your afternoon break for this time we have wasted"
    from then on, approx 2 years ago, we have been nothing but rude to oneanother till this present day while i still remain employed at CTC. ~i would be out of that craphole but our small town is running out of jobs and believe me ive applied everywhere else in town but no one is hireing~
    i have been suprised, being a student that i have not been fired yet due to some of the things he says to me directly or behind my back
    "your just a student you can be replaced like that" followed by him snapping his fingers at me
    my "luck" of keeping my job has been all due to the manager. i am his official right hand man, in fact the other 40 employees simply refer to my title rather then hardware department, as the bitch boy
    he leaves me with the tasks of 5 other students that he has assigned to work under me, makeing me somewhat a manager, with all the stress and duties to go with it, although missing out on any benifits, raise in pay or respect!
    i have been makeing minimum wage for 3 years now although older employees, who work about half as hard (admitted by the manager himself) get annual 6 month raises. they're excuse every time for not giving me a raise is "oh well minimum wage went up so thats enough of a raise for the ammount of work you do" to which i reply "so would i recieve that raise if the government wasnt forceing it on you?" to which the typical reply is "we are done here" or "your dismissed"
    we do 2x the work of regular employees of other franchises for 1/2 the pay not to mention the crappy hours, but hey maybe thats why they call it crappy tire
    before the new owners day we had approximatly 100 employees even during the slow months now the new owner has reduced it to 35-40 employees year round, people work more shifts with longer hours with higher workloads causing extra stress, frustration and especially friction between employees
    And who suffers from all this? The CUSTOMER
    in my day i have acually seen a fight break out between employees a supervisor and an employee non the less!
    a supervisor (just below the manager on the canadian tire food chain) caught throwing products around the warehouse, sometimes at other employees gets a slap on the wrist but when anyone else so much as dropps a product they are fired on the spot, in front of customers, employees or not.
    someone acually got fired from my store for driving to fast in the parking lot. it was the guys 2nd day like comon! thats not even a chance!
    i have worked with people for less then a day before they quit!
    a guy worked in the sporting department for 2 hours then quit! he said he could not take the drama and the stress for any longer then that! instead of firing a person at the begining of her shift they let her work from 9am to about quarter to 8pm when they let her know that she was being let go. they waited for it to slow down so that they wouldnt need her services anymore! WHAT A JOKE
    the new owner has recieved a title as an asshole in town, which in a small town of only 2 major franchises (WAL MART and Canadian Tire) that can really hurt business. he of course blames it on the customer service people recieve from us employees, meanwhile he comes up with rediculess rules such as 3 minutes per customer unless they are spending over 100$, then it is raised to 5 minutes!! THAT IS NOT PROPER CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ALL!!

    In conclusion, hitler isnt dead, hes the owner of our branch of Canadian Tire and my boss >8(
    DONT SHOP AT CANADIAN TIRE YOUR SUPPORTING ASSHOLES and their right to remain assholes
    i am scheluded 42 and up a week and never see my pay check increase why

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    Re: I work at canadian tire listen to what i have to say

    I'm sure some of the trolltastic answers on here are only depressing you more.

    For what it's worth I believe you. I've had some really poor jobs and managers in my life too. I'll tell you what I learned years ago; life's too short to work for assholes and to stay in a job you hate. You said yourself that you're not getting over minimum wage after 3 years. You really can't lose anything getting work elsewhere then, can you? One thing; get another job first and then quit at CT. Don't worry about proper notice as they are treating you horribly, just leave. If you have a job to go to, a poor recommendation by them won't mean squat and when you move on again, hopefully, CT will be ancient history on your resume.

    What ever the case, good luck and remember you're always learning something useful even if its unpleasant.

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    [Humans Rights Complaint would be step 1 for you , stand up to this person you do not have to take this abuse .

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    Ctc is a money maker for the owner at least for sure but for employees , the store on Regent does not pay any overtime even though they are leagally required to do so if u complain they cut your hours till u quit every employee who leaves there who knows there rights then has to go to the labour board and file a complaint .DO NOT SUPPORT THIS STORE!!!

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    Re: I work at canadian tire listen to what i have to say

    Great advice!
    Burn a bridge by quitting with no notice. If you like the job or not, you just never know when it might come back to bite you in the ass. Don't ever leave a place of employment on poor terms, especially ones you created yourself. The best advice I ever received from my father was to remember the most you owe any employer is an honest, hard days work until your last day and to always leave doors open when you leave, don't slam them behind you.

    To the human rights comment; there is no law or rule that says an employee must receive a raise, ever. No raise is surely not considered to be abuse. LOL
    Maybe there's something in the Consumer Protection Act for you

    Dude, take a look at the quality of advice you've been given. Burn a bridge, and file a human rights complaint LOL
    and you wonder why there are ct defenders on here. Neither of those could possibly be sound advice

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    I have no sympathy for you. A Canadian Tire store that gives you a job, some life skills, and a way of life and you have to be an asshole about it. Quit then. I'm tired of all you ingrates thinking you're worth 30 thousand or more without being worth more. You spend some time on the floor and you think you know everything yet you've done nothing to improve my bottom line. You show up late but constantly want more hours. You just had a baby and need more money, but let's remember. I'm not the welfare department and you're here to serve me. Why do I need to staff more bodies for the same task that only takes 1 to 2 people at another store? Why is it that I see the same inefficiencies day in and day out from the same people? Why is there constant lack of communication between you guys, why can't you listen and retain information especially after we have meetings on the very subject 5 minutes ago, and you're repeating the unwanted behaviour on the floor? So quit! I'll take my chances on a new employee who may work out better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have no sympathy for you. A Canadian Tire store that gives you a job, some life skills, and a way of life and you have to be an asshole about it. Quit then. I'm tired of all you ingrates thinking you're worth 30 thousand or more without being worth more. You spend some time on the floor and you think you know everything yet you've done nothing to improve my bottom line. You show up late but constantly want more hours. You just had a baby and need more money, but let's remember. I'm not the welfare department and you're here to serve me. Why do I need to staff more bodies for the same task that only takes 1 to 2 people at another store? Why is it that I see the same inefficiencies day in and day out from the same people? Why is there constant lack of communication between you guys, why can't you listen and retain information especially after we have meetings on the very subject 5 minutes ago, and you're repeating the unwanted behaviour on the floor? So quit! I'll take my chances on a new employee who may work out better.


    Nice attitude.....you must be a pleasure to work for....thank god you don't represent the majority of us.

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    I do things my way with my stores, you've got your own store so mind your business. I got into this only to get rich and retire early. Hiring bums and deailing with society rejects goes with the territory. Looking at these job applications is a joke. All have spelling mistakes, most can't read. The ones who can are high school/ college students and most don't have a work ethic or know what it's like to be punctual. The one's that are have both and show promise end up leaving within 6 months or stealing if they stay longer.

    I sponsor a few local charity events a year for good pr but only if the media is there. Now if I wanted to make more money and play a caring social worker, I suppose I could visit orphanages in Africa like Mike Holmes too!

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    Hey I'll second that ! This is a retail environment. The expectation that you're worth $20.00 an hour is crazyness. Kids, you're making minimum wage, adults you'll make more but won't get rich. You come in, you work hard, you serve our customers, be part of a team and go home at the end of the day. You take no stress home with you, someone picks up where you left off when you go home. You meet my standards, you continue to have this job. You don;'t meet my standards, you're flipping burgers.

    This is a place to learn how to deal with people, how to problem solve, how to think for yourself, how to be on time, and some basic work ethic. skills you can take with you for the rest of your career. Start here, build a foundation and then off ya go! A few will stay and make a career in retail, the rest will come and go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I do things my way with my stores, you've got your own store so mind your business. I got into this only to get rich and retire early. Hiring bums and deailing with society rejects goes with the territory. Looking at these job applications is a joke. All have spelling mistakes, most can't read. The ones who can are high school/ college students and most don't have a work ethic or know what it's like to be punctual. The one's that are have both and show promise end up leaving within 6 months or stealing if they stay longer.

    I sponsor a few local charity events a year for good pr but only if the media is there. Now if I wanted to make more money and play a caring social worker, I suppose I could visit orphanages in Africa like Mike Holmes too!

    Bullshit post....there are no dealers with "stores" and certainly none I know of with your crappy attitude. If you really are a dealer (which I highly doubt), you should retire now.

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