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Sun Life Financial is good for you :)

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On May 15th 2012 troy and heather had showed up into class talking about where they came from and how they got to the place they were in. it all started when heather knew what she was going to do and wanted to pursue it. Troy? Well he didn’t know what to do when he came out of high school he tired different things and it wasn’t for him then he realized that being a financial planner was the way to go. They both were in the same college together and going as a team, they both graduated and started their own business as a “sun life” represented.  Troy and heather do not work for the sun life financial but they are under their roof.  Reason that troy and heather have to work for their own money. They don’t have much time together and not many vacations on some of the companies out there where it is set timing.  Having to be in this kind of work environment is very hard at sometimes because it is really stressful and need to get a client to get successful.

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"metal" is hard like sounds

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On May 24th 2012 Alex had come to St. Benedicts to talk to the class on what his company is about (metal works). Alex talked how he got to the point where he was now, Alex started where he was touring with bands and helping put the sound system together for the concert. Once people got to know about his company more and more people were asking how come the studio is only for the famous people and not for students that want to get into the industry.  After thinking about what people has said to him he opened up a school for sound production, vocals and anything that was to deal with music. Alex had started off really small for classes and now in 2012 he has a really big class to teach. Some of the students that graduate get to be someone where famous and some just wants to be local. Alex loves his job and doesn’t want to change anything about it, he is happy he made that decision to have a school and make people live their dream.

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pursuit of happyness meanignful quote

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chris: you got a dream... you gotts protect it. people can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. if you wanna do somethin', go get it. period.

 

Chris has a sense of mind to himself. When he knows it’s a right thing to do he knows it and when his dad tells him something that he knows is wrong he will ask his dad questions. With this quote he is trying to tell people if you have a dream put your mind to it and you will succeed and will do well at it, just like his dad. Chris looks up to his dad so much. One thing that I have learned from Chris is that you need a positive attitude to be anything you can be. If you put your mind to it you will do it.

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 18, 2012 9:58 AM
Way to go! Do you agree with Chris?
amanda kilpiainen's comment, May 18, 2012 10:54 AM
yes i do. he is very smart and should be doing what he normally does
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should we do the 24 hour shift?

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This article is talking about how other firefighters don’t think that they should change the hours of working due to the fact that people are still in the “honeymoon” stage and don’t think they are going to make enough money to pay off the things that they need. There are other firefighters that would love for this to happen because they get to spend more time with their family and it would be an easier on then for sleep because they only want the firefighters to work 24 hours 7 times a month to 3 days on and 3 days off. The days that they will not be working they will get severance pay to help them get through the hard times with financial reasons. Most of the firefighters like the platoon shifts so they are not working all the time and can get some rest because you need to have some sleep to get through being a firefighter or any kind or job. When they are changing to the 24 the workers will be able to get more sleep and be ready for a call.

When Don and Kristin came into the class they started in a real scenario situation about being a firefighter made the class really think that they are in a fire and how they would approach it and how tiring it is to be one. After they were done their presentation it made me think that they are not just a ‘firefighter” they have more to the job than that. Working all of those hours a week/month really puts a lot of stress on them and won’t be able to cope with their job. Don and Kristin really think it is a great Idea to put the 24 hour shift in because its better on them and get to see their family more and not as tired and focus as they are on the 13-14 hour shift.

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 3, 2012 4:42 PM
Way to go! Amanda, nice summary of some of the key points. Try reading your writing aloud to check for grammatical errors:)
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how hard is it to be a police?

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On my 22nd Braden hill from the waterloo regain police department had come to talk to the grade 12 class of St. Benedicts. On that day I was not there to see his presentation but I heard he was one of the best presenters we had yet! Mr. Hill came to talk about the different things he does during his experience of being a police officer. He showed us his weapons and pulled out one of them, he talked about his wages, benefits and how he has an effect of the community. I personally wished I was there to see all of it because it sounded like a very interesting speech to see. Since Braden is a police officer he goes to many different calls and “no day is the same. All calls are different”. You have to be fully prepared to be in this kind of industry. I wouldn’t know what to do if I was a police officer because you have to deal with drug users, fires, car accidents and even someone dying right on the spot.

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how good is the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

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During the month of May John Ives had come and talked to my English class about apprenticeships in Ontario. After high school the apprenticeship program is great for students to get into when they know what they want to do. While taking the apprenticeship program you get paid for doing work then you has to go to school for a couple of months (still getting paid) then after about 5 years you have completed the apprenticeship course and you can work without being in this program. John Ives had talked about the different types of apprenticeships that are out there they are: electrician, steel worker, and oil changes for different companies. There are a lot more jobs you can pick from but these are just some of them.  To be in this apprenticeship program you need to cover all of the requirements to finish it. John talked about how once you get into the program and finish it you don’t have to stick with just the one thing you were going for; you can get into a higher position within that trade and get more money. One thing that is really good about this program is that the government pays for it so you are not forking out money for it, YOU GET PAIED!! John has showed is that it is good to do the apprenticeship whether what field you want to get into.  

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what state farm has to offer.

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On May 11, 2012 I have found a news article about the important information about having state farm insurance and how the workers are saying it is great to have state farm. When you sign up for state farm insurance you have a verity of different insurance that you can have, one of the top insurance what people have are car, house, and life. Every month you pay a fee that you will get into when something happens like in a car accident you will get some insurance to cover it. When you have an insurance worker then they will always help you and you can call any time. This article is trying to tell us that insurance is good to have if you are in a serious help they will be there. When you have a care you MUST have insurance or else you cannot drive it because it is illegal so when you are with state farm you are good to go.

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jamierodrigue's comment, May 18, 2012 10:01 AM
This is tough to write about, isn't it? Watch your spelling..."verity", "care". Also, read your writing aloud to ensure it makes sense.