ENG4C Work Portfolio Faith
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Laying down the law

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On Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, Officer Braden Hill from the Ontario Provincal Police came into our ENG4C class to talk about his career and how he came to be. Officer Braden recieved his Ontario Chiefs Certificate at Cambrian College for Policing, and then went to Nippissing University for a 4 year program to expand his knowledge on policing. Afterwards he had to go to the required Ontario Police College for 3 months to live in the college to learn about policing and basically live the life of an officer. Officer Braden has now been an OPP for 3 years. As of right now, officers work shift work in a 35 day rotation where they work 4 afternoons, 3 days, 3 afternoons, 4 days, 7 nights, and then 6 days off, each with 2 days off in between. Although the shift work can be hard, the annual salary can range from $49,000-$80,000, as well as the Chief can make $247,000 a year!! They also get 120 hours vacation time a year and all the great benefits you could think of. If you can stand the pressure and hard work of a police officer then this is the job for you because it sure pays off!

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It's a Sunny Life

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On Tuesday May 15th, two Financial Planners from Sunlife Financial, Heather Siegner and Troy Parkes came to St Benedicts ENG4C to talk about their careers. They talked about their courses they took to get where they are today. Heather had wanted to pursue the career because both of her parents were financial planners. She had originally started off in one year of university and then located to Conestoga College for a 3 years course along with Troy. After having gone to College they recieved a series of licenses in each course including Canadian Security course, Life License Qualification Program, Financial Planning 1 & 2, and finally Financial Planning Capstone Course. Financial PLanners work strictly on commission and zero salary, so this is why they need to be social and get their names out there so they can have clients and make money on clients. They can make anywhere from $30,000 to $130,000 a year all depending on how hard you work. They normally work a 9 to 5 job though if they have a meeting at any time then they have to go whether it be at night or on weekends. There is no set days off for vacation or weekends, it's you making a decision whether or not you have enough money to take a few days off or not. Also, Finanical planners do not recieve any health benefits. In my opinion there are many set backs to this job but it all depends on what intrests you!

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The Pursuit of Happiness

"Chris: 'You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.' "

This quote basically means that if you have a dream that you should go for what you want and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it. If someone else can't do something they're going to try to tell you that you cant do it either because they're jealous.  But that should make you want to do it even more to be able to prove them wrong. So go for your dreams and work hard to get them, and don't let anyone or anything stop you.

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 18, 2012 10:03 AM
Nice! Make sure that you include an apostrophe when using contractions (e.g. dont should be don't).
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Gettin fired up!

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On Tuesday, two Firefighters named Don Powers and Kristin Sutton came to St. Benedicts ENG4C class to talk about their career as firefighters and the experiences that they have gone through. They explained their typical work day, education, wages and benefits, and the positives and negatives of their jobs. Some key points about their jobs as firefighters are that they have 7 shifts a month, each 24 hours in length. To become a firefighter they explained that there are many fitness and personality tests you need to do to even qualify to become a fire fighter, as well as 3 years of schooling. Firefighters are paid on a salary basis and their salary depends on which level "class" they are in, 1st class being the highest paid. Normally between $30,000 - $80,000 per year. Salary's may be higher if you are chief etc. The final additional requirement is that they need to retire at 60 years old!

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 3, 2012 3:56 PM
Great, Faith! What do you think about firefighting? Is this the kind of job for you? Why or why not?
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Marketing Bingemans

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On Wednesday May 16th, Carolyn Marsh, a Marketing Coordinator for Bingemans came to our ENG4C to talk about her career. She had originally knew that she was interested in advertistment and marketing in highschool aso in grade 13, she did coop at kool fm. Afterwards she had decided to go to Conestoga College for Advertising and Event Management for a 2 year course. She had originally worked at Bingemans scooping ice cream and when they found out she had a degree in Event Planning they hired her on due to the fact that the original Event Planner went on maternity leave. She has been working at Bingemans for 7 years now, and is currently in charge of their Advertisment, Event Planning and Sales. She works a basic 9 to 5 job unless there is an event going on which she must attend. She is currently making an entry level salary of $28,000 to $45,000 a year. She also gets many health benefits and discounts at Wonderland, Niagara falls and many of Ontario's many attractions. For Carolyn, Event Management was a great career for her because she seems very passionate about what she does.

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The Power Man

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On Monday May 14th, John Ives from the Power Workers Union came into the ENG4C class at St. Benedicts to talk about his career in the union. He began to talk about how he got a 5 year apprenticeship after highschool in the union. He was a lucky man because he was hired on by his girlfriends father and his best friends father. He works a typical 7am to 3:30pm job making about $50/ hour for about 33 years now. What he does is operates transformers and moves fiberoptic cables as well as hiring network apprenticeships. He gets about 7 to 8 weeks vacation a year. There will be approximately 45,000 jobs available in the industry within the next 5 years! So if your intrested, start your career now in the industry!

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Like a Good Neighbour, State Farm is there!

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Todd O'Donnell came to St. Benedicts ENG4C class on Tuesday May 7, 2012. He talked about his past and current careers, his education, wages and benefits, as well as work environment. Todd began to talk about in highschool he decided to apply to Wilfrid Laurier University for Business courses because he knew they made lots of money. Todd had many jobs before he was "head hunted" to become apart of the State Farm team. It took him two years to finally get his own business. Todd also works on a salary job but he makes commission on each client he sells insurance to. Depending on your position at the firm, the salary ranges from $30,000 to $80,000 a year plus commission. Todd talked about the flexible hours where his employees only have to show up for work at 9am twice a week, but cannot take advantage of this, as well as leaving before 5pm as long as all your work is done. This sounds like a good job, with good benefits, and good work hours!

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