We just went to see Nobel Prize winner Dr. Paul Krugman give his latest economic thoughts.
The truth is we don’t agree with them all but we do agree that there is a glaring opportunity in front of us right now.
During the Teleseminar we hosted this week we covered a lot of stuff … we posted a recording of the call for you here if you missed it. A common question is how you deal with the maintenance of student rentals so we thought we’d post this quick video response on that. If you’re thinking…
Last week we were chatting about what our late Teta Eva would be doing in today’s economic climate to make money. Click here for the first post on this topic. By this time she would have concluded that, the value of the dollars in her pockets became less and less valuable to her. To…
OK, so now that Oprah is not doing new shows … we’ve taken it upon ourselves to carry on the wonderful tradition of her “favourite things”. In this case, it’s our favourite productivity tools and apps. If that doesn’t sound as exciting as a free new car or a free trip to New Zealand, we…
My very first job was at our local convenience store. I’m not counting my local paper route.
One day I was in there buying my favourite candy, Popeye Cigarettes, and the guy who owned the store, and who basically lived in it 24/7, leans over the counter and says, “Hey, do you want a job?”
Being an agreeable sort of fellow … especially back then … I jumped on it and started stocking shelves with Coca Cola and Pepsi products a few times a week … after school and on weekends.
I even got to stock up the shelves with Popeye Cigarettes. It was heaven.
My pay? $3.50/hour. Cash.
I was 13 years old I think.
After a few months, the sight of dead mice in the back and the sticky cola residue on my shoes started to bother me a little.
I always did my work but I wasn’t as excited about it as I once was.
I remember back then wondering why that was.
Then, Summer rolled around and our father asked if I wanted to work in his construction drywall business.
Now, when my father asked something back then, it was more like I was being told I was going to do something. He just happened to phrase his statement in the form of a question.
So naturally, I agreed.
I gave notice to the convenience store owners and marched on. Sometimes I still drive by that store and take my son for kicks.
My new construction gig was going to pay me $8.50/hour which was insanely HUGE. I mean I thought I had hit the jackpot.
On the first day, my father dropped me off at a job site in Toronto. It was a three level hotel being built on the north side of a large park.
He introduced me to the job foreman and left. I was on my own in a whole new world.