‘Ralph Kramden’ at VREAA 22 may 2011 10:57am –
“Trying to hire for my IT based business was impossible in Vancouver. The kids are all in debt up to their eyes and they wanted a ridiculous salary, just to keep their head above water.
I have been trying for a year to get staff – and we have given up.
Potentially we could hire 20-30 people, and we can’t make the numbers work.
Scratch one job creation situation for this burg.
We are going to be running our business out of Atlantic Canada – and have set up shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We have already had 120 applications and the people are well qualified, and the Government in NS has been very friendly and helpful, every step of the way. We sold out here – (*people way overpaid for the apartment building I owned and our home in West Vancouver) and for the next few months, I am bi-coastal as my Family heads East.
We will never come back to Vancouver, and as a matter of fact, we don’t even want to visit.
The one negative is, we are going to have to look for a Caribbean getaway, as we realize that we will never go to Hawaii again.
Will we miss Vancouver? Not at all.”
[Note juxtaposition with last anecdote -> It’s tough for both employers and employees in over-expensive Vancouver. -vreaa]