ENG4C Work Portfolio Brenda
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Constable Braiden Hill

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On Tuesday May 22nd, a police officer from Kitchener, Waterloo named Braiden Hill came into Mr. Rodrigues grade 12 English classroom. He talked about needing your grade 10 math testing and that it is required. Braiden went to Cambrian College after that he went to Nippissing Unviersity for 4 years and then attended the Ontario Police College for 3 months. For your first 60 shifts (3-4months) you are to ride with the Coach Officer. Physcial fitness is very important, and youhave to do the very best that you can. There is a 35 day rotation. Shift work is day and night. They're 4 afternoons and 2 start times. 3 days, day shift 2 start times. 3 afternoons, 4 days and 7 nights in a row, and then you get 6 days offs. The police station goes by codes. A typical work day at the station requires checking emails, group talks and then off to check the streets. Police officers have the best benefits (dental care,medical,eye care,massage therapy etc). Wages go by payscale $56,000-$80,000.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

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Rev Williams " the important thing about that freedom train, is it's got to climb mountains. We ALL have to climb mountains, you know. Mountains that go way up high, and mountains that go deep and low. Yes, we know what those mountains are here at Glide. We sing about them."

 

This quote to me means, you get on this train in hoping to be free. But, during the climb theres bumbs and mountains that you need to get over. There are always going to be problems but once you get over the mountain you are back onto that train. So, never give up and when theres a big mountain have hope that you will be able to get over it.

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Sun Life Financial - Heather Siegner & Troy Parkes

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On Tuesday May 15th, Troy Parkes and Heather Siegner came into Mr. Rodrigue's grade 12 English class to talk about their jobs of being financial planners. They both attended Conestoga College. At first Heather went to University for one year and then switched over to Conestoga. It's a 3 year program at Conestoga College. The average mark to get into the courses is a 65 average and they go by top 50. There are no required courses. But, it's good to have accounting, math, any business course and soc. Heather wanted to be a financial planner to follow in her parents foot steps. Troy just took his brothers advice and tried it out and turned out he really enjoys doing what he's doing today. After college Troy started out in a bank part time. Starting salary $30,000 - $100,000, and the commission goes to them. They're self employed, therefore they do not get any benefits they have to pay out of their own pockets, no mat leave. As long as you're working you get paid, you can work from home. You work 13 hours a day max, from 9-5 or sometimes a bit later. You can only take a vacation if you can afford it, and while you're on vacation you don't get paid for. The average income in 2011 was $93,000.

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It's Getting Hot In Here

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On Tuesday May 1, 2012 two firefighters came into Mr. Rodrigues' grade 12 English class, Don Powers & Kristin Sutton. They talked about postive and negitive things of their career. It took Don about 8 years to get on the force, before he got the job he worked in a factory. Kristin got on the force when she was 22, so right around the time she finished school. Being a firefighter you have long hours and not much time off.You have to do 3 years of schooling. you can get on the force with a college diaploma. They're lots of benefits, a very good pay and you have to retire at the age of 60. Don and Kristin do 24 hour shifts, which are 7 shifts a month. 10 hour shifts one week during the day and 10 hour shifts one week nights. You have to be fit to be a firefighter, be in a very good shape. Working out or staying athletic by playing games outside and such.

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 11, 2012 11:53 AM
Nice! What do you mean by "You have to be fire fit"? What do you think about the fact that they get to work out and play football while 'working'?
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Welcome to Bingemans

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On Wednesday May 16th, Carolyn Marsh a marketing coordinator from Bigemans came into Mr. Rodrigue's grade 12 English class. She did a grade 13 at Kool FM. She took an advertising 2 years at Conestoga and an eventent management at Conestogal. Carolyn did and internship at Universal Music. Her job today is advertising, event planning, and sales. She gets health benefits. She also gets discount at attraction locations eg. Wonderland, Ontario Place, Niagara Falls etc. The level of salary is $28,000-$45,000/year. 9-5 work hours unless certain events at night.

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Power Workers' Union - John Ives

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On Monday May 14th, John Ives came into Mr. Rodrigue's grade 12 English class to talk about his job. John took an apprenticeship after highschool. After seeing his friend die he started working in a union. He got hired by his girlfriends dad and bestfriends dad. It takes 5 years to complete the apprenticeship. John gets paid $50/hour. John is also an electriction, you work 7am - 3:30pm, you make great money. By working on weekends you get paid overtime. you get great benefits and a pension. Johns been working for this union for 33 years. You need a passing grade 12 English and Math. You have to be able to communicate with people and have conversation, dress the part. You get vacation time, 7 1/2 - 8 weeks plus weekends. John hires networking apprenticeship.

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Todd O'Donnell Talks About State Farm

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On May 7th, Todd O'Donnell came into Mr. Rodrigues grade 12 English class to talk about State Farm Insurance. Todd went to Wilfried Laurier University. Todd wasn't sure what he wanted to do until the age of 32. He doesn't get any discounts for owning his own company. He took his business course all throughout highschool because he knew that business workers make a lot of money. To get a really good job in the business industry you have to make youself different from other people that are applying for the same job. At State Farm ou get payed salary and commission.

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 11, 2012 11:51 AM
Way to go, Brenda! Be sure to use apostrophes when necessary (e.g. Mr. Rodrigue's class). What advice to Todd give to make yourself different?