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Old 05-06-2020, 02:31 PM   #41
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Yes, please do. Is it better or worse than 50 years ago? 20 years ago?

Looking into the numbers myself, we seem to be living in the most prosperous era, with lower poverty rates than ever. Or are we not?

Many would argue we have a millenial minded individual running the country over the past 5 years. Has it helped?

I dont know either and am looking for answers too.

You Gen-Xers keep him, Millenials get enough of a bad rap already.
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:50 PM   #42
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It's probably a pipe dream but hopefully more people will be aware of time and time commitments and follow them a little more closely. It's one of my gear grinders - people who are chronically late for everything. With the increasing number of businesses doing curbside pickup (with pre-booked time), health facilities limiting number of people in being treated at a time etc. being on time is crucial for everything to run smoothly. I hope people get the message but I'm probably being naive.
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It's probably a pipe dream but hopefully more people will be aware of time and time commitments and follow them a little more closely. It's one of my gear grinders - people who are chronically late for everything. With the increasing number of businesses doing curbside pickup (with pre-booked time), health facilities limiting number of people in being treated at a time etc. being on time is crucial for everything to run smoothly. I hope people get the message but I'm probably being naive.
The problem is people just accept people being late. Oh you're for your reservation? Thats fine even though we have a policy.

I've fired vendors for not making a meeting on time without giving a heads up (no 2 minutes before the meeting saying you will be 10 minutes late doesn't count).
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:03 PM   #44
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Yes, please do. Is it better or worse than 50 years ago? 20 years ago?

Looking into the numbers myself, we seem to be living in the most prosperous era, with lower poverty rates than ever. Or are we not?

Many would argue we have a millenial minded individual running the country over the past 5 years. Has it helped?

I dont know either and am looking for answers too.
The poorest today have more than the richest 200 years ago. There were no furnaces, winter boots, buses, healthcare a proper education or clean drinking water.

On top of all this we have the second worst prime minister in our history after his dad.
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If more people just washed their hands more and didn't come in to work with "just the sniffles," I would call it a huge win.
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On top of all this we have the second worst prime minister in our history after his dad.

Worse than Sir John Abbott? Come on sir!
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You Gen-Xers keep him, Millenials get enough of a bad rap already.
Millennials >>> Gen Z.

The elders will see.

And yes he is 100% a Gen X.
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Anyone interested in the new normal would do well to read this bipartisan report from the Public Policy Forum.

https://ppforum.ca/publications/a-new-north-star/
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It'll be interesting to see how gyms adapt to post Covid19. With the capacity limits in place, does it mean people have to book timeslots at the gym? I guess one good thing is it hopefully eliminates those annoying guys at the gym socializing on their cell phones and dawdling around. People will now probably have to go in, get their workout done in their blocked time slot, and then get out as the gym cycles through the people going in and out.
In the week between initial gathering restrictions (< 25 people) and the Stay At Home order that shut them down here it was actually a pretty good experience. No time slots, but they limited it to 20 people in at a time and limited workout times to 1 hour. They also had blocked off every other cardio machine to enforce some extra space. Everyone was wiping their stuff down before and after using it too. Hopefully that will continue when they re-open (since so many people did not do this before hand)
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In the week between initial gathering restrictions (< 25 people) and the Stay At Home order that shut them down here it was actually a pretty good experience. No time slots, but they limited it to 20 people in at a time and limited workout times to 1 hour. They also had blocked off every other cardio machine to enforce some extra space. Everyone was wiping their stuff down before and after using it too. Hopefully that will continue when they re-open (since so many people did not do this before hand)
45 - 50 minutes might be better to schedule which would allow for a 15 minute cleaning between blocks. They would also want to find a way to keep outgoing people from mixing with incoming people in common areas (locker room etc.) to keep overall numbers at a manageable level. But it certainly seems workable.
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New normal: we see a lot more inner Canadian tourism, and an increase in Canadian money spent in Canada from those who would normally spend it in the states. For multiple reasons.
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New normal: we see a lot more inner Canadian tourism, and an increase in Canadian money spent in Canada from those who would normally spend it in the states. For multiple reasons.
Do you think this will extend beyond tourism? US sourced entertainment is likely at an all time high for demand and Amazon is quickly taking over everything.

No doubt fewer Canadians will try and escape the weather this next year and many of the typical tourist attractions wonít be readily available but I just wonder how long it will last. Itís in many peopleís nature to travel.
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I saw my company's new proposed work from home policy that just went to the leadership team for debate. They're going bold with presumed consent to WFH either full or part time for almost all office based roles.

Nothing final but really hoping that sticks!
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I saw my company's new proposed work from home policy that just went to the leadership team for debate. They're going bold with presumed consent to WFH either full or part time for almost all office based roles.

Nothing final but really hoping that sticks!
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New normal: we see a lot more inner Canadian tourism, and an increase in Canadian money spent in Canada from those who would normally spend it in the states. For multiple reasons.
I would totally travel within Canada if the airlines and airport authorities made it cheaper to fly within Canada.
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I would totally travel within Canada if the airlines and airport authorities made it cheaper to fly within Canada.
Fair point. So far every time I've considered going to the maritimes I've ended up going to Europe instead because the flights were cheaper.
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Fair point. So far every time I've considered going to the maritimes I've ended up going to Europe instead because the flights were cheaper.

This has gotten somewhat better I've found. Up until recent years when I considered flying to Calgary it would have been cheaper to drive to Detroit and flying from there instead of from Toronto. That wasn't the case in recent years.
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No doubt fewer Canadians will try and escape the weather this next year and many of the typical tourist attractions wonít be readily available but I just wonder how long it will last. Itís in many peopleís nature to travel.
It will depend on how expensive flying becomes. If airlines reduce the number of seats and/or flights, we can expect prices to go up sharply.

We should keep in mind that the era of cheap global air travel is only about 30 years old. A return to prices from the 80s would likely mean a return to foreign vacation levels of the 80s. When I was in elementary school, a kid going to Hawaii or Mexico was rare and exotic enough that the teacher would ask them to tell the class about their trip.
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It will depend on how expensive flying becomes. If airlines reduce the number of seats and/or flights, we can expect prices to go up sharply.

We should keep in mind that the era of cheap global air travel is only about 30 years old. A return to prices from the 80s would likely mean a return to foreign vacation levels of the 80s. When I was in elementary school, a kid going to Hawaii or Mexico was rare and exotic enough that the teacher would ask them to tell the class about their trip.

That maybe generational too. People have to take a vacation every year, how many vacations did we take from ages 0 to 18? 5 at most? And at least half of those be car.


More dual income, or single women income, and more personal debt. Will be interesting if things reset.
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It will depend on how expensive flying becomes. If airlines reduce the number of seats and/or flights, we can expect prices to go up sharply.

We should keep in mind that the era of cheap global air travel is only about 30 years old. A return to prices from the 80s would likely mean a return to foreign vacation levels of the 80s. When I was in elementary school, a kid going to Hawaii or Mexico was rare and exotic enough that the teacher would ask them to tell the class about their trip.
This is fairly accurate from what I remember.

I went on a plane to MTL when I was 5 then did not step foot on one until 18, again to MTL. I didnít fly out of Canada until 21 to Mexico. Our family wasnít poor either probably a touch below upper middle class.

All vacations were staycations or car trips to the coast or twice we drove 3 weeks down the US coast and camped.

My son who is 9 has travelled to Hawaii 5 times, Phoenix 2 times, Vancouver 2 times.

TBH I donít think I missed much. I loved those car trips as a kid. However online travel and cheap flights make it easier to just fly to a beach. The car trips were a huge logistical lift for my parents.
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