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Old 11-26-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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In person you can also get service in different languages, of course not 175 different ones. Nowhere can do that.It's the same in any city where you have a diverse population.

To suggest that it's not like this in Canada is naive.

My friend has some issues getting quickly an interpreter for his Tagalog only speaking parent....so I only report what I hear, I did not have specific personal experience on it.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Good, Australia is further away from Canada than the US, so please go.
You are not happy even when I actually defend Canada...shame on you...
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In person you can also get service in different languages, of course not 175 different ones. Nowhere can do that.It's the same in any city where you have a diverse population.

To suggest that it's not like this in Canada is naive.
Yeah. There isn't anywhere in Canada or Australia that guarantees service in Nepalese or Swahili and 173 other languages as a matter of policy.

The 175 languages figures comes from an inventory of the languages that employees happen to speak. It does not mean you can always get served in every single one of those languages.

If the Latvian guy retires, then probably service in Latvian is no longer available. It may not even be available if he is on break.

And then they hire a Sami lady and then all of a sudden service is available in Sami.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Friendliness: Canada
Location: Canada (access to US cities too)
Lifestyle: Australia
Weather: Canada (prefer seasons)
Nightlife: Canada (Toronto)
Tourist attractions: Canada (CN Tower, Niagara Falls)
Economic diversity: Canada
Cultural contribution: Canada
Urban living: Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver)
History: Canada (Quebec City)
Architecture: Canada (Quebec City)
Transportation: Canada
Education: Canada
Natural scenery: Canada (Rocky Mountains)
Cost of Living: Australia
Political Stability: Australia
Economical Stability: Australia
There are places in AU that get seasons/cool weather.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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My friend has some issues getting quickly an interpreter for his Tagalog only speaking parent....so I only report what I hear, I did not have specific personal experience on it.
Could be a one off since over 100,000 Filipino's live in the Vancouver area.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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You are not happy even when I actually defend Canada...shame on you...
Me feel shame?? Bwahhahah !
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I would hope, BruSan, that I don't attempt to make a point; rather, I make a point, period.

Grinning while I read your comment, I remain,

CS
Yeah what exactly was your point again - oh yeah everyone in Toronto is a workoholic who skips family events and works O/T 40 hours a week unpaid lalala

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Old 11-27-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Yeah what exactly was your point again - oh yeah everyone in Toronto is a workoholic who skips family events and works O/T 40 hours a week unpaid lalala
Aw, come on Fussy, ( pronounced FEWSY ) I didn't get that from Chevy. I took it to mean that IF that were to happen, it's more likely to happen in Toronto, and that his experiences did confirm the stereotype.

I don't think Chevy is silly enough to believe everyone in Toronto has the exact same experience.

Now get back to work and stop playing on CD!! TIME IS MONEY !!!
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Aw, come on Fussy, ( pronounced FEWSY ) I didn't get that from Chevy. I took it to mean that IF that were to happen, it's more likely to happen in Toronto, and that his experiences did confirm the stereotype.

I don't think Chevy is silly enough to believe everyone in Toronto has the exact same experience.

Now get back to work and stop playing on CD!! TIME IS MONEY !!!
I could be a bit Fussy that is true hehe..

but seriously - reading this made me just go

"Torontonians seem to take a particular pride in being able to say"

"I can't make it to your party on the weekend/golf on Saturday/other occasion outside of normal work hours; I have to work."
"I put in 80 hours last week; I know next week will be more."
"Sorry I skipped your wedding, but work called me in."

I'm sure there are some people like that but probably the slim minority who are workaholics and obsessed with money and status to this extent. He even further made it look as though someone like myself who is 9-5 is an outlier - which is not the case at all. Most people have 9-5 jobs and that how it really is.. I can't imagine anyone who has actually lived in T.O undercoring such a characterization without stating that these 80 hour workaholics would be relegated to a very few - unless Chevy had a very small niche group he spent time working with.. Perhaps Chevy is the closet workaholic and would never admit such and why he attracted said group

In red gave me a chuckle

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Old 11-27-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Australia or Canada in:

Friendliness:
Location:
Lifestyle:
Weather:
Nightlife:
Tourist attractions:
Economic diversity:
Cultural contribution:
Urban living:
History:
Architecture:
Transportation:
Education:
Natural scenery:
Cost of Living:
Political Stability:
Economical Stability:
Although I never been to either country I will tell you what I see from the media of both countries
Friendlinessbviously Canada
Location:Canada
Lifestyle:Canada
Weather:Australia
Tourist attractions:Australia(blue mountains,uluru,Sydney harbor bridge)
Economic diversity:Canada
Cultural contribution: Canada
Urban living: Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver)
History: Canada (Quebec City)
Architecture: Australia (Sydney)
Transportation: Canada
Education: Canada
Natural scenery: Australia(blue mountains)
Cost of Living: Australia
Political Stability:Canada
Economical Stability: Canada
(My own)better retailers:Canada(GameStop,best buy,Wal-mart,McDonald's and carquest auto parts)
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