ENG4C Work Portfolio (Tim)
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This portfolio summarizes how Firefighters aren't just everyday 'Joes' but are hero's.
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Working with Metal, the entertaining kind

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On May 24th, Alex Andronache from Metalworks Institute comes and visits multiple classes to talk about life, turn up the volume and listen to the detail. He was the sound manager for many bands and performances. He was telling all of us how for even a small performance it can take two truck loads worth of equipment to make the stage and provide all the speakers. For bigger performances it can take up to 5-7 truck loads. Alex knows all the tricks to making sound clear and making your night amazing and filled with clear noise.

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Planning with the best!

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On Tuesday May 15th, Troy Parkers and Heather Siegner come to our ENG4C class to talk about Financial Planning. They tell us what percautions to take, we plan financialy for 'what if's'.

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jamierodrigue's comment, June 5, 2012 8:07 AM
A bit brief,
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John Ives the Power man!

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On May 14th, John Ives came to the ENG4C class and blew us away with his presentation about his incredible yet surprising job about Power Workers Union. John has enough athority to work anywhere in Canada except Quebec because they did not agree to the 'Red Seal Certification'. In his position, he is legable to make up to $50-$60 an hour and have 7-8 paid vacation weeks per year. That is not all very easy to come by though. You need a 5 year apprenticeship and 5 years on experience. Last but not least, John gave us a few very helpful pointers about interviews. It is best to get interviewed in the morning, preferably first so you can set the bar high, and also research the company so you are prepared for any questions that come your way!

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Todd O'Donnell talks Business

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On Monday May 7th, Todd O'Donnell comes to ENG4C class to talk to us about State Farm Insurance and what its like to own it. Us teenagers are so use to 10-20 minute interviews, Todd's interview lasted 2 years! Todd has some great advice and tips to ace an interview. Dress for success because apperance counts, edit your resume multiple times by yourself and others, and be sure to search the company before going for an interview, they want to hire a person who is actually interested and not just WANT the job!

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Things are HEATING up!

Things are HEATING up! | ENG4C Work Portfolio (Tim) | Scoop.it

Some firefighters think that seven 24 hour shifts a month is great, others say that it makes a well paid part time job. Some of the older police chiefs are going to find this difficult, due to their age, they won't be able to handle it!

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 4, 2012 7:33 AM
Some good points, Tim. Can you find a news article that's related to firefighting and summarize it?
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Constable Braden Hill lays down the Law!

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On May 22nd Constable Braden Hill visits St. Benedicts ENG4C class to talk about his career. He mentioned that everyday he works is never the same, it might be similar but completely different. Some of the Police are out there to get you and want to get people in trouble, but Braden Hill is not one of them. The average amount of tickets you should hand out in one shift is at least one. Braden sometimes fails to do so because he does not like seeing people in trouble, he wants to give them a break, but if he sees people doing something wrong like going 15-20 over he will pull them over, but if they are going just a little over, he will let it go. Besides that, some qualities you need to become a Police is honesty, being physical fit, 20/40 uncorrected vision, integrity, volunteer work, and most importantly a clean record. Lastly, when the screen in the Police car turns red, that is when you know business is good.

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Marketing with Carolyn

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Who says work can not be fun? When you are working with Carolyn it sure is loads of fun! She is a Marketing Coordinator at Bingemans, and has been working there for 7 years, since she was 14 years old. She helps organize activities for everyone, they have Big splash, Funworx, camp ground, scream park (Halloween only), and Oktoberfest. One of their bigger hits are 'Glamping', it is a round canves tent, with beds, lights and a fridge, sounds like loads of fun! She also helps with the 'Midnight Swim', thats where you can swim at midnight and watch movies. Sometimes, Carolyn can work double a normal shift, a 16 hour shift can happen for her. Thank you Carolyn for sharing your spectacular job experience with our ENG4C class!

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Happ(y)ness has a whole new Meaning

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Chris Gardner risked it all, he worked for 6 months free hoping to get an apprenticeship, before all that his life was miserable, tough, and was always in a rush with no time to rest. One of my favourite quotes from the movie 'The Pursuit of Happyness' was "You got a dream...you gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period." Chris Garner said that to his son Christopher, he want his son to know that he should never let anyone stand in his way of something that he wants.

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The 'roof' is on Fire

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Last Wednesday 2:30 pm, in an apartment downtown galt, the whole apartment was quickly evacuated. The fire was on the 3rd floor, the cause has not been determined yet, but everyone has gotten out safely, and fortunatley the Cambridge Fire Department was able to put out the fire before I spread to other floors and didn't ruin any structure of the apartment besides some of the inside, but can be easily repaired. Thankfully no one was injured. Thank you Cambridge Fire dept!

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 4, 2012 7:32 AM
Did this really happen?