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TOKTW 2017

Name of your Host: Tatyana            Relationship to Me: Mom

Waste Management: My Mom’s Workplace

The Interview:

  1. What is your job title?  Operations Specialist 
  2. What is your job description? Doing payroll and time keeping for the drivers.
  3. What are the duties and/or tasks you preform at your job? Working on a daily schedule and calculating driver’s hours. 
  4. What qualifications do you have for this job in the following areas:

– Training?  Book keeping and accounting training. 

– Education? Technical Education

– Experience? Software Experience (Keyboarding, Excel, Word)

– Skills and Attributes (Personal Qualities)?  Math Skills

5. What are some of the things you like about the job? It is fast-paced and challenging. 

6. What are some things you dislike about the job? It sometimes becomes very stressful in a short amount of time. 

7. How do you anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years or so? Time keeping software will be perfected, therefore having less manual entries. 

Student Reflections: 

  1. Give three reasons why you would like this job (be specific):

a) I would like this job because you have a calm work environment that is not chaotic or hectic. It is calm office space with only a few other workers. 

b) You have a stable job with set work hours. You don’t have to worry about getting customers/clients and you work 8 to 4 pm everyday with weekends off.

c) The job pays well.

2. Give three reasons why you would not like this job (be specific) :

a) I would not like this job because there are a lot of calculations involved. I do not like math and would not like to use it for my career. You must calculate every drivers hours and payroll every day.

b) The job is very stressful. There are hundreds of drivers that work many hours every day. Calculating payroll for each and every one of them by a certain date is very stressful. Especially if you accidentally mess up your calculations and give less/more hours to a driver. The driver will be angry at you and end up getting paid less or more than they should. 

c) It is not exciting. You do the same thing over and over again every day for years. I like jobs that are exciting and innovative. 

3. Is this job for you? Why or why not?

Personally, this job is not for me because there is a lot of math involved. You are constantly calculating drivers hours and their salaries. The job is also very stressful. You must calculate  all the payroll by Friday every single week. If you make a mistake, the driver will receive more or less money than they are supposed to. In my opinion, I found the job quite boring. You do the same thing everyday for years. I would like to have a job that is exciting and innovative. 

4. Explain the value of TOKTW experience in relation to your ideas about your post secondary (after high school) plans (education?, training?, travel?, work?).

TOKTW is an experience that gives youth a glimpse into the future. It is a day that shows youth what it will be like for them in a few years. It shows them what it means to be able to provide for yourself while doing something you enjoy. Going to your parents work gives you an opportunity to see if their job is something that interests you. It was a good experience that showed me that I wanted an exciting job, that evolves every day. Without this experience, I wouldn’t have known that. 

Podcast: Les Mystères de Vancouver


Les Mystères de Vancouver 

Est-ce que vous voulez savoir de ce qui se passe en Vancouver? Particulièrement les mystères? Vous avez venu a la bonne place. Écouter notre podcast appeler « les Mystères de Vancouver » pour savoir plus de votre ville. Les Sasquatch de Squamish, les deux enfants dans le forêt et une meurtre qui a tuées trois membres d’un famille et la légende d’or de Slumach. Notre histoires sont nouveaux et vrai. Ce podcast est dirigé par Samira Razmjou et Julia Tubl. Elles non-seulement racontes ces histoires mais elles aussi vous donne les conseils de survire ces événements. Notre podcast est une des meilleurs podcast que vous avez jamais écouté.

Émission 1: Le Sasquatch de Squamish (le 16 Octobre)

Le Sasquatch de Squamish : Deux ans avant Myles Lamont est biologiste qui travaille à côté du Peak Tricouni dans Squamish, a pris un vidéo d’une figure qui montait une montagne couvert en neige. La vidéo est devenu populaire en Mai avec les déclarations que le Sasquatch était possiblement découvert. Même Lamont a pensé que la vidéo était bizarre et la figure avait pas de matériel et la figure a marché plus vite que les humains marchent normalement dans ces conditions. Bientôt après l’histoire apparait le fondeur de CBC, un homme de 56 ans de White Rock nommé Pete Tennant aussi connu comme « Ridgewalker Pete » qui fait un passe temps de marcher seule sur les montagnes du Colombie Britannique ou il prend les photos et les vidéos de ses randonnés. Il a retrouvé la vidéo que Lamont a capturé et il a reconnu la région. Tennant a dit « Cette montagne est ou j’ai marché tout autour, puis j’ai regardé plus et arrêter et regardais dans mes notes de randonné. J’ai réalisé que la montagne de Tricouni, 2011. Je pense que c’était moi. » Tous le monde pensait que le mystère était résous, mais accordant à son journal, Ridgewalker Pete était sur la montagne la dernière semaine de juillet. Mais Lamont a pris un vidéo sur le 2e juillet- trois semaines avant que Ridgewalker Pete était dans la région. Donc est-ce que c’était un vrai Sasquatch?

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Émission 2: Les Deux Enfants Dans La Foret (le 15 Novembre)

En 1953 les corps de deux jeunes garçons ont été trouver par un membre du Parc Stanley, six ans après ils ont été tuer. L’investigation était bousillée après l’examinant médical a identifié les enfants comme un garçons et une fille. Après les deux corps ont été identifié comme hommes mais les investigateurs n’ont jamais déterminé qui les garçons étaient ou qui avait les tuer. Le détective retraité, Brian Honeybourn a dit « Est-ce qu’il aurait une poursuite qui va avoir du succès ? Non ça ne va jamais arriver, pas maintenant. » Le détective Honeybourn qui a travaillé sur le docier a raconté au Globe And Mail l’année dernière que « probablement le responsable de ce crime terrible est décédé pendant longtemps. » Honeybourn a venu au docier dans les années tard des 1990 et a trouvé quelques indices mais le mystère est encore vivant.

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My Digital Footprint

  1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

My digital footprint can impact my future opportunities in many ways such as whether I would like to get into a good university or a company could hire me if I have a good, positive digital footprint. On the other hand, many of my future opportunities can be gone once somebody sees my social media account if it has an overall negative outlook on me. Not everything you think is “private”. It can be accessed by others and people will offer you opportunities if you have a positive digital footprint.

2. Describe at least three strategies you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

A good strategy to keep your digital footprint safe is by using privacy settings. Keep a private account and only let people you know follow you on your accounts. Don’t share your password with anybody under any circumstances. You also don’t need to overshare everything you are doing and where you are going. Those are best kept to yourself for safety as well as never sharing any information with people you meet online or marketing agencies. Whenever sending a message or posting a picture, it is there forever. The internet never forgets. Make sure that whatever you put out their it is appropriate and has a positive impact. Use the T.H.I.N.K strategy when in doubt.

3. What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students? How will you go about telling them?

I learned how my digital footprint affects me and others around me. I would pass this on to students by letting them know to T.H.I.N.K before posting because as Benjamin Franklin once said,  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Prevent yourself from putting harmful things on the internet before it becomes impossible to fix.

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